19:30, Tue 25th – Sat 29th April 2017 at Mumford Theatre
Easter Week 0
A feast of short plays; tragedy, fantasy, history, drama, comedy, social commentary and maybe even Shakespeare, brought to you by adult and junior groups from in and around the region.
At least two one-act plays each evening plus intriguing theatrical quizzes for the audience and interesting professional critiques of each play by Jennifer Scott-Reid from the Guild of Drama Adjudicators.
The Festival ends with the presentation of a number of awards to groups and individuals whose work has been outstanding.
Tuesday 25 April
SNOWFLAKES by Sarah Ridley
A touching tale of an elderly lady whose wisdom helps a teenage boy through a personal crisis.
Waterbeach Community Players:
THE DUMB WAITER by Harold Pinter
Unsettling Pinter classic combines dark humour with a growing sense of menace.
Wednesday 26 April
Samuel Ward Academy:
GRAHAM – THE WORLD’S FASTEST BLIND RUNNER by Mark Wheeler
A school group tells the true story of a pioneer's inspiring ventures in a Paralympic competition.
PAVEMENT IS MY PILLOW by Various Writers *
Collaborative project with homeless people explores issues facing rough competition.
Thursday 27 April
Huntingdon Drama Club:
ALFIE (excerpts) by Bill Naughton *
Selected excerpts from celebrated play capture conflicted nature of a 1960s 'likely lad'.
AFTERPLAY by Brian Friel
Intriguing drama imagines meeting between two characters from different Chekhov plays.
Friday 28 April
Swavesey Youth Theatre:
WHAT ARE THEY LIKE? by Lucinda Coxon
Youth production examines adolescent emotions through eyes of teenagers and their parents.
THE MURDER OF RED RIDING HOOD by Andra Bishop
Youth company's original drama of tension and intrigue amongst a school play cast.
ANYONE CAN DANCE by Sean Baker *
Lovers review their relationship in a series of witty, adult flashbacks.
Saturday 29 April
Dramawise/Sky Blue Theatre:
Sparring of the sexes in the Bard's perceptive study of an unconventional courtship.
Big Squirrel Productions:
UKE BELONG TO ME by Kattreya Scheurer-Smith
Offbeat young couple seek romantic connection through amusing platonic exchanges.
- these plays contain adult themes and may not be suitable for under 12s
Presented by the Cambridge Drama Festival.