Camdram

Cambridge Drama Festival 2017

19:30, Tue 25th April 2017 - 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

Biggleswade ATS:
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.

WriteOn!:
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'.

Meridian Theatre:
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.

Stagefright:
THE MURDER OF RED RIDING HOOD by Andra Bishop
Youth company's original drama of tension and intrigue amongst a school play cast.

BAWDS:
ANYONE CAN DANCE by Sean Baker *
Lovers review their relationship in a series of witty, adult flashbacks.
Saturday 29 April

Dramawise/Sky Blue Theatre:
SHAKESPEARE’S SHREW
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.

Cast

Production Team