James Allen


James Allen is currently involved with

Footlights ADC Smokers 23-24 – Performer 10/10

23:00, Tue 10th October 2023 at ADC Theatre

Footlights Playroom Smokers 23-24 – Performer 17/10, Performer 31/10

21:30, Tue 17th October 2023 at Corpus Playroom

Footlights Spring Revue 2024: Washed Up – Assistant Director

14:30, Sat 24th February 2024 at ADC Theatre

Spring Revue is one of the biggest events in the Cambridge comedy calendar, showcasing the talents of comedians within the current Footlights membership. This year’s theme is “Washed Up”:

“While taking a cruise around the Bermuda Triangle (which was unreasonably cheap in hindsight) a shipwreck leaves the cast stranded on a desert island. Left with nothing but eight records, the complete works of William Shakespeare, the Holy Bible and a volleyball, the cast must find some way to keep themselves entertained. So to quell conversations of who to eat first, the passengers sit around the fire telling stories…”

As the creative culmination of the 2023-24 Footlights membership expect a show bursting at the seams with wicked wit, unforgettable characters, and even non-complimentary ice cream at the interval…


James Allen is preparing for

  • This is the Big One – moral support

    23:00, Wed 6th – Fri 8th March 2024 at ADC Theatre

    We’re all aware that the lowest form of comedy is… student comedy. But this lot want to change that. They won’t stand for anymore slander, let me tell you. This is an act of rebellion. Long gone are…

  • Pragga Wagga Cowboy – Co-Director

    23:00, Thu 14th March 2024 at ADC Theatre

    'Pragga Wagga' meaning 'Prince of Wales'. 'Cowboy' meaning 'cowboy'.

    In this original stand-up special, bright-eyed drifter, Rhys Griffiths (Cambridge Footlight) invites you around the campfire to parta…


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