The Marlowe Society
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The Marlowe is one of Cambridge's oldest student drama societies, and is dedicated to high-quality performances of Elizabethan, verse, and non-realist plays including classics and plays rarely seen on the professional stage. Its alumni include Rupert Brooke, Trevor Nunn, Ian McKellen, Derek Jacobi, Corin Redgrave, Sam Mendes, Rachel Weisz and many others.

We present an annual production in the Cambridge Arts Theatre, with a professional Director and Design team and student casts and production crews. We also put on the other performances, talks, workshops and events throughout the year.

The Marlowe also strongly promotes new student play writing, annually awarding the Marlowe/RSC Other Prize, and running Scriptlab - a series of writing development workshops led by external writers and directors. The society prides itself on being welcoming and innovative, and linking the thriving world of Cambridge drama to the professional theatrical scene.

For further information on The Marlowe, visit www.themarlowesociety.com.

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The Marlowe Society posted: Don't forget to drop in for Cure for a Cuckold auditions today in DR2, 2-5pm! No need to sign up, extracts on the door. This is a one-day commitment project so perfect for first-timers looking to get a bit of experience, or old hands wanting a less time-consuming way to get their fix of Jacobean drama!

17th October 2017 12:33pm


The Marlowe Society posted: The Bush Theatre is recruiting for a paid Production Intern to begin their career in arts production and backstage: https://t.co/9RAy26A4uC

16th October 2017 12:07am


The Marlowe Society posted: @cehamblin @littler_tom @camartstheatre Education Officer Ruby here - we would absolutely love love you to come up… https://t.co/4FB5j4DF1P

15th October 2017 10:47pm


The Marlowe Society posted: This is what we like to see! Fantastic stuff. https://t.co/czHyO1emGi

15th October 2017 9:00pm


The Marlowe Society posted: We have five £5 tickets to the SOLD OUT production of THE FALL at the Royal Court Theatre at 3pm tomorrow! Just send a message to the page to get 'em while they're hot! ***** "As colonialist and patriarchal icons are dismantled across the world, THE FALL goes to the heart of how race, class, gender, power and history’s voices intersect" Fresh from its resounding success at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, having received two top awards, five-star reviews and standing ovations throughout, The Fall transfers to the Royal Court before heading to New York.

9th October 2017 10:56pm


The Marlowe Society posted: On 13th November, the incredible John Agard is coming to the Corpus Playroom! Make sure you get your tickets now! https://t.co/qcwDSdgMEV

8th October 2017 6:47pm


The Marlowe Society posted: The Marlowe Society is proud to present poet John Agard performing his one-man show Roll Over Atlantic at the Corpus Playroom! Join us on November 13 at 9:30pm for this quirky re-visioning of the notorious New World Enterprise of Christopher Columbus. Famed as an outstanding performer and a multi-award-winning poet, John Agard was winner of the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry in 2012 and was a guest on Desert Island Discs in 2014. He was the first poet-in-residence at London's South Bank and at the BBC and is well-known by teachers and students as a poet on the GCSE syllabus.

8th October 2017 12:51pm


The Marlowe Society posted: The Marlowe Society is proud to present poet John Agard performing his one-man show Roll Over Atlantic at the Corpus Playroom. Join John Agard on a quirky re-visioning of the notorious New World Enterprise of Christopher Columbus. One of Britain's foremost cross-cultural voices and winner of the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry, Agard is known for his mischievous satirical wit. Whether glorified or vilified, Columbus, by his accidental 'discovery' of the so-called New World, gave a kickstart to globalisation, bridging Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas, and joining forever the fates of these separate hemispheres and eco-systems. Telescoping the voyages, Agard brings his irreverential humour from page to stage, fusing elements of calypso, cabaret and the absurd, as he variously takes on the voices of Columbus, The Atlantic, a native shaman and The Mighty Mosquito! Written in verse with a sprinkling of songs and performed against a background soundscape of Atlantic murmurings and symphonic mosquito buzzing, Agard takes us on a fantastical, fanatical historic voyage that still bears relevance to contemporary issues. Directed by award-winning live literature director, Mark C. Hewitt, with specially composed music by Thomas Arnold of Stomp's Lost and Found Orchestra, this is a one man show like no other. Tickets: £5 for students, £7 for adults. https://www.adctheatre.com/whats-on/literary/roll-over-atlantic/ ABOUT JOHN AGARD: Famed as an outstanding performer and a multi-award-winning poet, John Agard was winner of the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry in 2012 and was a guest on Desert Island Discs in 2014. He was the first poet-in-residence at London's South Bank and at the BBC and is well-known by teachers and students as a poet on the GCSE syllabus. John Agard was born and educated in Guyana. He came to Britain in 1977 and is an internationally recognised poet. He was winner of the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry in 2012. Other awards include the Casa de las Américas Prize (1982), Paul Hamlyn Award (1997) and a Cholmondeley Award (2004). His book, 'We Brits', was shortlisted for the 2007 Decibel Writer of the Year Award and he has won the Guyana Prize twice. In 1989 he became the first Writer in Residence at London’s South Bank Centre. In 1998 he was poet-in-residence at the BBC and in 2007 at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich. His many collections of poetry for children and adults, include Travel Light, Travel Dark and Alternative Anthem (both Bloodaxe Books), The Young Inferno - a spin on Dante's classic for young readers which was awarded the 2009 CLPE Poetry Prize - and Goldilocks on CCTV, a teenage collection inspired by Fairy Tales. He is on the current GCSE syllabus and performs his work widely across Britain as part of GCSE Poetry Live. He was the first poet-in-residence at the South Bank Centre in 1993, at the BBC in 1998, and at the Greenwich Maritime Museum in 2007. His plays and works for performance include 'Puff' (Crosspath Theatre, 2013), Dead Head (in collaboration with composer Orlando Gough) and a number of works for Little Angel Marionette Theatre.

8th October 2017 12:39pm


The Marlowe Society posted: Female playwrights, check out this amazing opportunity at Jermyn Street Theatre, the London theatre headed up by our wonderful Romeo and Juliet director TOM LITTLER!

5th October 2017 9:13am


The Marlowe Society posted: Make sure you get down to the @adctheatre bar at 7pm on Monday 9th for our drinks evening with the committee! Ask q… https://t.co/JsBIBelKDM

3rd October 2017 4:27pm


The Marlowe Society posted: The Marlowe Society is pleased to announce that our 2018 show at the beautiful Cambridge Arts Theatre will be William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, directed by Tom Littler (artistic director of London's Jermyn Street Theatre), running from January 24 until January 27. Auditions will be held Saturday, October 14, with recalls on Sunday, October 15. Signups are now open and are available here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/16g6pXHbyRPnADJl46UjAPl2pCwddqXY2D8VbNtdAeSk/edit#gid=0 Rehearsals will begin in December. Complete information about auditions and the rehearsal process is available on Camdram and our website: https://www.themarlowesociety.com/the-arts-show Please contact themarlowesociety@gmail.com with any questions.

27th September 2017 1:35pm


The Marlowe Society posted: Check out this production of Richard III at Barons Court Theatre in November. A great company for Cambridge grads t… https://t.co/BJiTdON4kF

23rd September 2017 10:22pm


The Marlowe Society posted: The Old Vic are seeking an assistant director for their funded Baylis Scheme! Find out more here: https://t.co/3wpwxlIHmY

23rd September 2017 6:11pm


The Marlowe Society posted: On the 24th of October come down to the ADC and experience the even stranger world of Cambridge in the 1930s. Women are still, for the most part, confined to their own colleges, denied degrees, and denied full membership of the university. Meanwhile, the menfolk vow to forego all worldly pleasures, devoting themselves only to pure and holy study. But as the visit of the Princess of France and her three ladies draws nearer, will they be able to hold out against the wily charms of the fairer sex? For how can one study in the presence of captivating stockinged legs? Tickets are available here: https://www.adctheatre.com/love

22nd September 2017 2:24pm


The Marlowe Society posted: Cambridge, 1938. Women are still, for the most part, confined to their own colleges, denied degrees, and denied full membership of the university. Meanwhile, the men vow to forego all worldly pleasures and devote themselves to three years of study - for how can one study in the presence of distractingly stockinged legs? Their plan is watertight, that is, until they recall the approaching visit of the Princess of France and her three ladies, Rosaline, Maria, and Katharine. Will their vows hold out against the wily charms of the fairer sex?

22nd September 2017 1:41pm


The Marlowe Society posted: We extend our condolences to Sir Peter Hall's nearest. We remain in awe of his accomplishments, and grateful for all he gave to theatre.

12th September 2017 6:06pm


The Marlowe Society posted: We'd like to extend our condolences to Sir Peter Hall's family and friends at this sad time. Throughout his life, he influenced the artistic paths of so many individuals and groups, including the Marlowe. We remain in awe of his abilities and accomplishments, and grateful for everything he gave to the world of theatre.

12th September 2017 3:16pm


The Marlowe Society posted: "With hey, ho, the wind and the rain, By swaggering could I never thrive, For the rain it raineth every day." #ShakespeareQuoteOfTheDay

8th September 2017 6:56am


The Marlowe Society posted: The Old Vic is looking for three directors, three playwrights, three producers and three exciting collaborators fro… https://t.co/U6d9pXfoJv

30th August 2017 10:09am


The Marlowe Society posted: Are you interested in this producing opportunity? https://t.co/hO40WgUb5E

29th August 2017 12:58pm


The Marlowe Society posted: Applications close on Monday 2nd October at 12pm! https://t.co/ZgWvavtnZJ

29th August 2017 10:09am


The Marlowe Society posted: Is this something you might be interested in? https://t.co/z1wmm9qXXX

27th August 2017 7:04pm


The Marlowe Society posted: Well done to @TheTobyMarlow , @MucyLoss , and our president emeritus @ZakGT1 on their incredibly hot gay show!… https://t.co/NDZdu8yicc

26th August 2017 7:10pm


The Marlowe Society posted: Freshers, check our website for info on auditions and our blog to meet our committee before the freshers fair!… https://t.co/NPV10djRdK

26th August 2017 7:06pm


The Marlowe Society posted: We love this Freshers' Guide to Cambridge Theatre by RTC! Have a read, and then pop on our website to find out more about what the Marlowe does! https://www.themarlowesociety.com/

23rd August 2017 11:52am


The Marlowe Society posted: To all incoming freshers, congratulations and welcome! We hope you'll come see us at the freshers fair, but until then, please check out our website, loaded with information about upcoming events and auditions. It also includes our blog, where we'll be running a series of 'Meet the Committee' posts between now and the start of term so you'll have lots of conversation starters when you spot us at the freshers fair.

17th August 2017 1:22pm


The Marlowe Society posted: The Marlowe Showcase for graduating actors is coming! Please see attached for info on auditions and applying to ass… https://t.co/WRZ0mK9HFe

7th August 2017 12:42pm


The Marlowe Society posted: The Marlowe Showcase for graduating actors is coming! Please see attached for info on auditions and applying to assistant direct. **Please note corrected email address

7th August 2017 12:41pm


The Marlowe Society posted: The Marlowe Showcase for graduating actors is coming! Please see attached for info on auditions and applying to ass… https://t.co/FhizJicQvc

7th August 2017 9:28am


The Marlowe Society posted: The Marlowe Showcase for graduating actors is coming! Please see below for information on auditions and applying to assistant direct.

7th August 2017 7:44am


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