Public House 2
    By Carina Harford

    20:00, Thu 15th November 2018 at The Portland Arms
    Michaelmas Week 6

    'do you know what a pub is?
    yeah, a public house
    exactly: public'

    The Old Vag Club is doing a second production of 'Public House', an interactive play that uses excerpts from verbatim stories of sexual harassment, abuse, and assault to create an immersive theatre piece about the pervasive nature of sexual violence in our society.

    Much of the play is devised during the rehearsal process, and 
actors are free to share their own experiences and include them in the play. We attempt to make this a collaborative and safe experience for everyone involved and many of the 30 or so contributors and actors who participated in the first production said they felt a sense of catharsis in sharing their experiences and having them be taken seriously.


    • Varsity's Top Ten Theatre Highlights of 2017

    • ‘The atmosphere was so charged with the implication: you are watching this happen and you're not doing anything. You can't be neutral when people are getting hurt.’ (The Tab)

    • ‘I can't wind up Public House with a conclusive statement because that's not the point. I think it was a brilliantly done, fervent, eloquent show that drained me of all my resources just in being privy to it and I'm so glad it happened.’ (The Tab)

    • 'Put on at this time, Public House is a moving and very important show; looking at the huge interest shown by the audience, I hope that it will be put on again – it deserves repeating.' (TCS)

    50% of proceeds to be donated to the Cambridge Rape Crisis Centre


    Production Team

    Assistant Producer
    Sound Designer
    Publicity Designer
    Assistant Director