19:00, Sun 2nd December 2018 at Festival Theatral de Coye-la-Foret, Chantilly, France
14:00, Tue 4th December 2018 at Kantonsschule, Sursee, Switzerland
14:30, Wed 5th December 2018 at Gymnase de Burier, Montreux, Switzerland
19:00, Thu 6th December 2018 at Institut le Rosey, Rolle, Switzerland
14:45, Mon 10th December 2018 at Gymnasium Lerbermatt, Bern, Switzerland
19:00, Mon 10th December 2018 at Gymnasium Lerbermatt, Bern, Switzerland
19:00, Thu 13th December 2018 at Zaal Heiland, Leuven, Belgium
19:00, Fri 14th December 2018 at Hiberniaschool, Antwerp, Belgium
14:30, Sun 16th December 2018 at The Cockpit Theatre, London, UK
19:00, Sun 16th December 2018 at The Cockpit Theatre, London, UK
19:45, Tue 15th – Sat 19th January 2019 at ADC Theatre
14:30, Sat 19th January 2019 at ADC Theatre
Christmas Vacation to Lent Week 0
A story of love, jealousy, deceit and prejudice, "Othello" is one of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies. This timeless play has been reinvented again and again, its warnings and lessons remaining resonant for every society that comes to it, and 2018 will see ETG reimagine the play in the vibrant and explosive 1960s London jazz era.
The Cambridge University European Theatre Group is 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 25 or so tour with professional lighting and sound equipment, costumes and an experimental set, enabling us to put on a show absolutely anywhere.
Each year we typically visit twelve venues - ranging from professional theatres, to schools and universities, and even to churches and converted bread-ovens - and travel through five or six countries. In the past, we have performed in France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, Holland, The Czech Republic, Italy and Hungary, before returning for a homerun in Cambridge the following January.
ETG’s rich history began in 1957 when a group of students, which included Sir Derek Jacobi and Sir Trevor Nunn, travelled across Switzerland with their production of Romeo and Juliet. Over time, ETG has developed a reputation at home and abroad for producing exciting, innovative, experimental and professional interpretations of classic texts, attracting the most ambitious actors, technicians and creative forces from within the university. We provide successive generations of company members and audiences with challenging experiences completely unimaginable elsewhere in British (let alone student) theatre.