16:00, Sat 5th December 2009 at The American School of Paris, France
15:00, Sun 6th December 2009 at Reynaerttheater Malpertuus, Leuven, Belgium
19:30, Sun 6th December 2009 at Reynaerttheater Malpertuus, Leuven, Belgium
18:30, Mon 7th December 2009 at Salle du Théâtre Universitaire, Liege, Belgium
19:30, Tue 8th December 2009 at Arca Theater, Gent, Belgium
14:00, Thu 10th December 2009 at Kantonsschule Sursee, Switzerland
14:00, Fri 11th December 2009 at International School of Geneva, Switzerland
19:00, Fri 11th December 2009 at International School of Geneva, Switzerland
14:00, Sat 12th December 2009 at International School of Geneva, Switzerland
15:00, Mon 14th December 2009 at Aula du Gymnase de Burier, Montreux, Switzerland
14:45, Tue 15th December 2009 at Aula Gymnasium Koeniz-Lerbermatt, Berne, Switzerland
19:00, Tue 15th December 2009 at Aula Gymnasium Koeniz-Lerbermatt, Berne, Switzerland
13:30, Thu 17th December 2009 at Clemens-August-Gymnasium, Cloppenburg, Germany
20:00, Fri 18th December 2009 at UvA Theater, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
19:45, Tue 12th – Sat 16th January 2010 at ADC Theatre
14:30, Sat 16th January 2010 at ADC Theatre
Michaelmas Week 8 to Lent Week 0
"But we are spirits of another sort..."
Enter into an industrial, monochrome forest, formed on the outskirts of a city under authoritarian rule. It is home to unearthly, exiled creatures that call themselves fairies...
The Cambridge University European Theatre Group proud to present 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' this winter, following on from last year's spectacular, sell-out 'Hamlet'. We are a self-sufficient, entirely student-run theatrical company, which tours a Shakespeare play around Europe for two and a half weeks every December (and has been doing so for over 50 years now!). It is an ambitious coach-bound operation; a company of 24 tour with professional lighting and sound equipment, costumes and an experimental set, enabling us to put on a show absolutely anywhere. It is one of the most challenging yet rewarding experiences in Cambridge theatre.
Each year we visit around ten venues - ranging from professional theatres, to schools and universities, and even to churches and converted bread-ovens – and travel through five or six countries, before returning for a homerun in Cambridge the following January.
A typical day on tour doesn’t exist! Every single performance is like an opening night as we usually only perform at any given venue for a day, meaning we constantly have to adapt the show, both technically and artistically, to best suit the space we are performing in. However as a rough idea, we leave the previous venue very early in the morning, arriving at the new venue around lunchtime. The entire company then unloads the coach and starts the “get-in”, setting up the lighting, sound and set. Whilst the techies finish this, the cast prepare the show for this new stage. Sometimes we then put on a late matinee (and if not, we explore the town), before settling down to dinner followed by the evening show. Once the curtain comes down we rapidly “get-out”, reload the coach, and by midnight, head off to stay with a host family!
SEE www.cuetg.co.uk FOR FURTHER DETAILS.