23:00, Wed 8th – Sat 11th November 2006 at ADC Theatre
Michaelmas Week 5
Winner of the Royal Shakespeare Company / Marlowe Society Other Prize for new writing.
Family tensions are exposed and explored by five actors with four chairs. A collection of broken pieces, alarming dramatic fragments peaking through their respective lives. Fathers, mothers, daughters, sons and lovers treat each other oddly and badly. Relationships collapse or stagger on, love turns to manipulation and comfort becomes an irritant.
Luke Roberts, writer of the 2005 Harry Porter Prize winning comic play Evelyn Budden: Auctioneer, retains his eye for the absurd in 1, 2, 3, 4, (5), his first full length serious play.
As one of Cambridge’s oldest student drama societies, the Marlowe prides itself on being welcoming and innovative, linking the thriving world of Cambridge drama to the professional theatrical scene through collaborations such as the RSC / Marlowe Other Prize.
“A truly mind-blowing piece of theatre” – TCS, 9/11/06
“Book your ticket now. Luke Roberts’ writing doesn’t just take your breath away, it winds you, and it is goose-pimplingly well performed by a sickeningly talented cast. 5 stars” – Varsity, 10/11/06