Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club
- CUADC

Founded in 1855, the Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club (or CUADC) is the oldest University dramatic society in England - and the largest dramatic society in Cambridge. We're at the very heart of one of the liveliest student theatre scenes in the country. We stage an exciting and diverse range of productions every term, most of them at the ADC Theatre in Park Street, where we are the resident company. We regularly stage shows at other Cambridge venues, annually at the Edinburgh Fringe and occasionally on tour abroad.

For more information, see the CUADC website or contact the CUADC president

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Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club posted: So so pleased to be able to support this amazing show and help with BME access to theatre! They’re still fundraisin… https://t.co/mzk1O5EXMQ

16th July 2018 1:38am


Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club posted: We were approached a few weeks ago by @UmuadaProd for support - we're delighted to announce that we sponsored two f… https://t.co/zfXOpxURzX

13th July 2018 5:22pm


Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club posted: As the @adctheatre closes for six months for some long awaited TLC, we look forward to our season of plays at the P… https://t.co/pWWlJBdndU

27th March 2018 6:22pm


Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club posted: As the @adctheatre closes for six months for some long awaited TLC, we look forward to our season of plays at the P… https://t.co/xezHkykv9Y

27th March 2018 3:30pm


Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club posted: CUADC is being dragged into the 2010s with a new Instagram account ... https://t.co/H9o4eiHoXq

24th March 2018 7:20pm


Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club posted: While clearing out our office we found an old membership book with some famous alumni in... @twhiddleston and… https://t.co/smjqHPsYtZ

21st March 2018 7:16pm


Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club posted: Porterhouse Blue // ADC // Week 3 Mainshow

26th January 2018 5:44pm


Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club posted: Porterhouse College prides itself on having remained exactly the same for over 500 years. Swan is served in hall, the rowers are head of the river, and no one has achieved a first since 1956. Disaster strikes when a liberal politician is appointed as the new master. Sir Godber plots to introduce a self-service canteen in hall, a condom machine in the toilet, and most horrendously of all… female undergraduates! Porterhouse’s incurably traditional porter Skullion and the aging dinosaurs on the college council simply will not stand for it. This war for Porterhouse’s soul can only end one way: with three deaths, an incriminating television documentary and 2,000 inflated condoms raining down on Old Court. Welcome to Porterhouse College, Cambridge.

26th January 2018 5:43pm


Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club posted: Applications are now open for the Corpus Playroom / ADC on Tour Summer 2018 Season! The first two ADC on Tour venues will be the Round Church and Cindies! Applications are open for a verse play in the Round Church (week 1) and for cult-favourite musical 'Zanna Don't' in Cindies (week 3). Playroom applications will take the usual format and to stop this being the longest post ever, I'll direct you to the applications page for more information. Key dates: Mon 22 Jan: Applications Open (12pm) Thu 25 Jan: Applications Drinks (8pm - ADC Bar) Fri 9 Feb: Applications Close (11am) 10th / 11th Feb: Pitches 17th / 18th Feb: Longer interviews 21st: Decisions sent out If you have any questions or would like any advice on your application, please email applications@adctheatre.com!

22nd January 2018 3:34pm


Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club posted: This will be a practical session of specific photoshop skills, and 'sensible ideas when doing poster design', delivered by Craig Slade, a professional graphic designer. It will be a relatively informal session, so bring laptops and any burning questions you have! We'll be covering whatever skills you are all keen on learning. Craig graduated from Cambridge in 2013, and during his time here he designed publicity for a LOT of shows. Since graduating he has gone on to set up his own graphic design business. Check out his work http://www.cruciblecreative.co.uk/

20th November 2017 12:30pm


Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club posted: The Memory of Water also opened last night. Check it out at the Corpus Playroom until Saturday.

15th November 2017 1:01pm


Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club posted: The Ruling Class opened last night, and it looks fantastic!

15th November 2017 11:52am


Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club posted: FENCES ---------------- ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2 - Varsity ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - Tab ‘A heart-wrenching outpouring of passion’ We're so pleased to announce that FENCES is now SOLD OUT!! We couldn't be happier for everyone involved in the production: they have done a fantastic job. varsity.co.uk/theatre/14031 thetab.com/uk/cambridge/2017/11/10/review-fences-102363

10th November 2017 11:59am


Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club posted: ‼️ FENCES is 80% sold out ‼️ Don't miss out on the chance to see this amazing production. Get a ticket before they're all gone! adctheatre.com/fences Fences // Corpus Playroom // Week 5 Mainshow

9th November 2017 12:57pm


Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club posted: FENCES opens at the Corpus Playroom in one hour !! Make sure to get your tickets before it sells out. It's a show you definitely don't want to miss! Tickets: adctheatre.com/fences Fences // Corpus Playroom // Week 5 Mainshow

7th November 2017 6:00pm


Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club posted: FENCES opens TONIGHT, bringing an all black cast to the Corpus stage. Don't miss out on the chance to see this amazing show! Get your tickets at adctheatre.com/fences

7th November 2017 5:47pm


Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club posted: FENCES opens TONIGHT, bringing an all black cast to the Corpus stage. Don't miss out on the chance to see this amazing show! Get your tickets at adctheatre.com/fences

7th November 2017 5:33pm


Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club posted: Siyang Wei, the producer of FENCES, has written an article in conversation with Saskia Ross about the importance of their upcoming production. Fences // Corpus Playroom // Week 5 Mainshow FENCES opens tonight at the Corpus Playroom. Get your tickets at: adctheatre.com/fences

7th November 2017 1:00pm


Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club posted: Charlotte and Kay, who play Frank and Teresa in 'The Memory of Water' have written a small piece about their characters. Great to see our Freshers' really engaging with the play, and we can't wait to see the show! 'The Memory of Water' is on at the Corpus Playroom during Week 6. You can buy tickets at adctheatre.com/memory

6th November 2017 5:02pm


Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club posted: Look how great the Freshers' Show's posters are! We're so proud of the shows' Publicity Designers and can't wait to see more of their work in the future. Check out the events at The Ruling Class // ADC // Week 6 Mainshow The Memory Of Water // Corpus Playroom // Week 6 Mainshow Rabbit // ADC // Week 6 Lateshow

6th November 2017 1:00pm


Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club posted: Some great rehearsal photos from FENCES, which opens at the Corpus Playroom TOMORROW! Don't miss out on your chance to see one of the first shows in Cambridge theatre history to feature an all-black cast. Get your tickets at adctheatre.com/fences

6th November 2017 12:36pm


Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club posted: On the bustling streets of Paris, a revolution is brewing. And so, apparently, is the beer. Today the world is going to be turned upside down. Today is the day of the Feast of Fools. It is the biggest, brashest, most politically radical party in town. And we have a hunch that you’re going to enjoy it. The rich will become poor and the poor will become rich. The left will become right and the right will become left. Good will become bad. Day will become night. There’ll be lonely bell ringers with silly names, there’ll be moving gargoyles and pantomime dames. There’ll be dancing goats and drunken clowns, frightened villains and forgotten crowns. There’ll be lights, music, dance, song. Revolution, power, protest... Ding dong!

6th November 2017 11:48am


Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club posted: 'This has everything to do with sex. This is about men and women. It’s because he’s a man and you’re a woman.’ It’s Bella’s twenty-ninth birthday. A group of her friends gather to celebrate, but tension quickly rises as the group discusses work, relationships, and sex. Overshadowing the occasion is the fact that Bella’s father is in hospital, about to die, something she has yet to tell her friends. The action is set over the course of a single evening, with Bella’s father present in the form of flashbacks and memories. Nina Raine’s debut play is a hilarious and explosive examination of what it is to be young, free, and scared to death.

30th October 2017 8:17pm


Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club posted: CUADC 2017 Freshers’ Show, 'The Memory of Water' By Shelagh Stephenson 14-18 Nov 7pm Corpus Playroom Tickets: adctheatre.com/memory The Memory of Water by Shelagh Stephenson is a vivacious, feisty comedy about three sisters processing the death of their mother. On the eve of their mother’s funeral, Theresa, Mary and Catherine come together to remember and misremember their childhood. Huge personalities, wild spirits and opposing ways of life clash and entwine as the women co-exist back in their mother’s home. As husbands arrive on the scene, the secrets of the women’s new lives surface, while flashbacks to their memories of their mother’s life reveals the hidden and clouded past. Full of tension, emotion and fun, Stephenson’s The Memory of Water is an explosion of brilliant drama.

30th October 2017 2:31pm


Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club posted: Jack, a possible paranoid schizophrenic with a Messiah complex, inherits the title of the 14th Earl of Gurney after his father passes away in a bizarre accident. Singularly unsuited to a life in the upper echelons of elite society, Jack finds himself at the centre of a ruthless power struggle as his scheming family strive to uphold their reputation. Bubbling with acerbic wit and feverish energy, Peter Barne’s razor-sharp satire combines a ferocious mix of hilarity and horror whilst mercilessly exposing the foibles of the English nobility. The Ruling Class was first performed at Nottingham Playhouse on 6 November 1968. It has since been only played once at the Trafalgar Studios, London, starring James McAvoy.

28th October 2017 7:26pm


Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club posted: Both funny and tender, tragic and hopeful, FENCES brings to the fore questions of race, masculinity, and the weight of history that bubble below the surface of America. Get your tickets here: adctheatre.com/fences

28th October 2017 7:17pm


Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club posted: Life is a series of routines culminating in death. Set in an urban backyard of 1950s Pittsburgh, August Wilson's Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning play unfolds the domestic dramas of garbage collector Troy Maxson and his determination to erect new fences around his family home. Both funny and tender, tragic and hopeful, FENCES brings to the fore questions of race, masculinity, and the weight of history that bubble below the surface of America. FENCES is one of the first shows in Cambridge theatre history to feature an all-black cast.

28th October 2017 7:16pm


Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club posted: Applications for the Lent Term 2018 season close TOMORROW (FRIDAY) at 11AM! We are accepting applications for the ADC Theatre, Corpus Playroom and also one of the ADC on Tour venues. Here are 5 fun facts to get you in the mood for applications: 1) Our biggest musical of the year takes place in Lent Term. Applications are open to Produce and Direct. The selected Producer(s) will also get a chance to join the show selection panel for interviews. 2) His Dark Materials (ADC on Tour) applications are open! We will be selecting Director(s) and Producer(s) in the same format as LTM applications. 3) The categories this term are Literary Adaptation and Plays in Translation. 4) The ADC now has it's own play library! Find out more here: adctheatre.com/get-involved/applications/play-library/ 5) For the first time, the panel are giving advice on ways to pitch your show. Check it out here: adctheatre.com/get-involved/applications/how-to-pitch/ We are aiming to make this the most open show selection yet, so if you have any apprehensions please email applications@adctheatre.com. You can also pop by the Management Office any time between 11am and 7pm to chat to the team and ask any questions. www.adctheatre.com/applications

26th October 2017 2:31pm


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