By Tom Stoppard

    19:30, Thu 27th – Sat 29th January 2005 at Wolfson Theatre, Churchill College
    Lent Week 1

    In what is often thought of as Stoppard’s masterpiece, Arcadia flits between centuries, evoking both the 1809 Regency era (with Lord Byron’s sordid exploits included) and the modern day academics and inhabitants of a stately home.
    The complex, interlinked events and lives that shape the play are coupled with the exuberant, funny and lively language of the script.
    When it opened at the National in 1993 Felicity Kendal and Bill Nighy took leading roles in the production, after which “The Telegraph” said that “I have never left a play more convinced that I’d just witnessed a masterpiece”. It is a love story and detective story, at once a farcical comedy with elements of literature, mathematics, chaos theory and, of course, landscape gardening.


    Production Team