On Her Majesty's Business
    By Jamie Rycroft, Simon Lock, Aurélien Guéroult and Noa Lessof-Gendler

    21:30, Tue 25th February 2014 - Sat 1st March 2014 at Corpus Playroom
    Lent Week 6

    Christopher Marlowe: writer, lover, spy, Corpuscle. When his secret diary is discovered during a thoroughly unprofessional archaeological dig, a tale of daring, seduction and secrets is brought to light. The young Marlowe writes of his time as a penniless and foolish undergraduate at Corpus, recruited by the Privy Council to investigate a series of suspicious goings-on in an isolated convent in France.

    Marlowe is plunged into a scandalous world of lies, treachery and mad nuns. King Henry IV of France is planning an invasion, and the Queen of England is in danger...

    Now Marlowe must escape using only his wit, charm and rugged good looks – and, perhaps, a healthy dose of cross-dressing. But even if he makes it back to English shores, can he trust anyone he finds there…?

    The Corpus Freshers’ Show will be performed, directed, produced, designed and crewed entirely by those new to Cambridge drama.


    Christopher Marlowe -
    Kevin McCloud -
    John Fletcher | Nun -
    Francis Walsingham | Builder -
    William Shakespeare | Erasmus Member -
    Queen Elizabeth I | Vice President of the Assassin’s Guild | French Barmaid | Nun -
    Brigitte | Vice Vice President of the Assassin’s Guild -
    King Henry IV of France | Ruff Appreciation Member -
    Larry | Erasmus Member | Camera Operator -
    Ruff Appreciation Member | Rat | Student -
    Builder | Nun | Student -
    François | President of the Assassin’s Guild | St John | Matthew Parker | Master -

    Production Team

    Producer | Sound and Lighting Manager | Costume Designer -
    Director | Stage Manager -