- February 2018
In an underground gymnasium somewhere in America, six enthusiastic children compete to be crowned this year's Spelling Bee champion. All while breaking into song and fighting to make it through to the final round, these young contestants reveal how they cope with the trials of growing up, family life and more.
Hilarious, whacky and surreal, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee incorporates musical numbers, audience participation and improv to create this Tony Award-winning show.
- February 2017
A multi award-winning show with music by Cole Porter and book by PG Woodhouse, Anything Goes is set in the American Jazz era aboard the S. S American. Join former evangelist turned nightclub singer Reno Sweeney, debutante Hope Harcourt, stowaway Billy Crocker and second-rate gangster Moonface Martin (Public Enemy #13) on their transatlantic voyage from New York to London to find out what happens when convention goes out the porthole!
Varsity: ★★★★ 1/2 https://www.varsity.co.uk/theatre/12295
TCS: 8/10 http://www.tcs.cam.ac.uk/culture/0036827-review-anything-goes.html
- March 2016
One of Stephen Schwartz' lesser known shows, Godspell is a crazy mix of eclectic characters, vibrant rock-musical anthems, and the search for community in a world that punishes the good.
Coming to Cambridge in March 2016, MMPS will bring you a musical that will make you laugh and cry, and blow the last of your winter blues away.
- February 2015
MMPS is excited to announce that next term's production will be the broadway sensation GUYS AND DOLLS- a musical incorporating all styles and genres ranging from Jazz to Gospel to good ol' fashioned Broadway croons. We're opening auditions to students at Magdalene and all other colleges, come one come all!
In the past few years, MMPS have put on sell-out productions of 'Joseph' (4 Stars Varsity, 8/10 TCS), 'How to succeed in business without really trying' (4 stars Tab/Varsity), and 'Little shop of horrors' (5 star tab) and have never failed to deliver a thoroughly entertaining evening out.
- March 2014
It's the show that needs no introduction. From the writers Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber (and God, obviously) comes the delightful interpretation of the Biblical story of Joseph, a young dreamer who gets too big for his coat. The story follows the progress of Joseph and his brothers as he alienates himself from his family and is subsequently sold into slavery. Will Joseph's family be able to withstand the Canaanite famine? What will become of Joseph in an Egyptian cell? And what on earth will he WEAR?
Come be bowled over by the 'juggernaut of joy' that is JOSEPH in a special university production. We promise you won't want to Close Your Eyes...
- February 2013
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From the authors of 'Guys And Dolls' comes one of the most delightfully irreverent musicals of all time. A satire of big business and all it holds sacred, 'How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying' follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, for whom a small handbook of sage advice becomes key to climbing the corporate ladder...
'How To Succeed' is a fantastically funny musical set in 1950s America - one might say it is 'The Apprentice' of the Mad Men era. With songs.
Previous performances from MMPS include 'Little Shop of Horrors' (5 from TCS) and 'Cabaret' (5 from Varsity). Set in the executive surroundings of Magdalene's Cripps Auditorium, and performed for the first time in Cambridge, this corporate comedy is set to be a musical performance unlike any other.
- March 2012
'You ate the only thing I ever loved!' Cripps Auditorium, 1 Chesterton Road 7-10th March 2012 Wed & Thurs 7.45, Sat 2.30 £5/£7 Fri & Sat 7.45, £6/£8
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What happens when your ticket out of Skid Row is a man-eating plant?
- March 2011
- March 2010
Set in the vaudeville theatres of 1920s America, 'Gypsy' tells the story of Mama Rose and her quest to find theatrical success for her two daughters, June and Louise. The problem is, that whilst June has all the talent, Louise can only make costumes.
When June leaves her mother to make her own journey into show business, Rose turns her attentions to Louise, and she will do whatever it takes to make her daughter a star...
'Gypsy' is one of the all-time classic pieces of American musical theatre. Its book by Arthur Laurents is an brilliant piece of comic/dramatic writing, and the score and lyrics by Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim have been widely celebrated since the musical's first performance in 1959.
This is a rare opportunity to witness one of the greatest musicals of all time, right here in Cambridge.
- March 2009
Madame Dubonnet's finishing school, near Nice, could exist only in musical comedy. The charming young pupils burst into song at the least provocation, and forbidden boy friends are forever popping through the french windows to make up the numbers. Polly Browne is too rich to be allowed a boy friend. Tony, for whom she falls, turns out to be the Hon. Tony Brockhurst, which is very lucky, because Polly thought he was just a delivery boy. Written in the fifties as "a new musical of the twenties", this is still the most successful, tuneful and witty of the send-up musicals, which ape the style of earlier, lighter-hearted and more disarming days.
- March 2008
Bill Snibson, a Lambeth costermonger, is revealed to be the new Earl of Hareford and his newly-discovered aristocratic relations are horrified. Bringing him to Hareford Hall, they attempt to educate Bill into the ways of the gentry and to separate him from his cockney girlfriend Sally. The result? Chaos of the most comical kind! With a host of hilarious characters, witty one-liners and several toe-tapping, uplifting songs (including the famous 'Lambeth Walk', 'The Sun Has Got His Hat On', and 'Leaning on a Lamppost') 'Me and My Girl' is a sublime and sunny treat for all fans of musical theatre!
This version of the show, with its revised book by Stephen Fry, was first presented at the Leicester Haymarket Theatre in 1985 in a hugely popular production starring Robert Lindsay and Emma Thompson which later transferred to the Adelphi Theatre in London where it enjoyed an extremely long and successful run.
- March 2007
"Saturday Night" was Sondheim's first musical. Set in 1929 Brooklyn, "Saturday Night" tells the story of a group of Brooklyn boys trying to make good in the stock market. Unfortunately, one of them, Gene, is so eager to climb the social ladder and impress his sweetheart, that he invests his friends’ money in a swank apartment near the Brooklyn Bridge, even going as far as to sell the gang’s precious automobile!
Packed full of comedy, unforgettable melodies and loveable characters, "Saturday Night" is guaranteed to have you singing along and wanting more. A must-see for all this term!
"Saturday Night has the unmistakable stamp of shrewd imagination and originality. And for fans of Mr. Sondheim, it packs something extra: the heart-stopping sensation of a curtain going up on genius!" New York Times