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Pembroke Players is a renowned drama society based in New Cellars, Pembroke College, Cambridge.
We put on around 30 events a year, from smokers to shows at Edinburgh Fringe, to international tours! Open, welcoming and creative, we aim to be a space for all students and beyond involved in drama!

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Co-Presidents - Jack Marley, Sarah Fowler
Artistic Director - Jake Burke
Co-Treasurers - Anya Skarbonkiewicz, Genevieve Ayalogu
Secretary - Ayeda Majid
Comedy Director - Isaac Tompkinson
Marketing Director - Katie Stapleton
Technical Director - Sam Allen

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Get involved with Pembroke Players shows:
MY EYES ARE NOT SCABS is looking for a Producer/Assistant Producer!!!

Hello! We are looking for a Producer(s) /Assistant Producer(s)  for our Pembroke New Cellars Week 5 Late show, 'My Eyes Are Not Scabs', a collection of experimental avant-garde scripts first written and performed by Jeff Nuttall and The People Show amidst the countercultural fervour of the 1960s! We plan to make this show really ambitious in terms of its experimentation, staging and set, so this would be a great role for someone looking to get stuck into a whole host of areas of Cambridge theatre! Apply by yourself or with a friend!

    Contact and before 26th Sep 2023 23:59 for more details.

    Summer with Monika needs an actor !!

    Summer with Monika is an exploration of what it means to love, be loved and subsequently experience the loss that was in some ways inevitable, but no less painful. AND WE NEED A CENTRAL ACTOR !!

    • Tue 26th Sep, 10:00–15:30, ZOOM
    • Wed 27th Sep, 10:00–17:30, ZOOM

    Contact before 3rd Oct 2023 01:00 for more details.

    Blink needs Lighting, Sound, and a Set

    Blink, the week 3 mainshow at Pembroke New Cellars needs a design team 9. We need people to design/ code for lighting and sound (all training will be provided) and someone to design the set o this uniquely stylised play. All info is on the application pack below

      Contact before 24th Sep 2023 01:00 for more details.


      We're looking for two lead actors to take on the roles of Jonah and Sophie in Blink! Jonah is a socially awkward and naive young man with a tendency towards obsessive behaviour who's moved into the flat below Sophie, a serious young woman with a dry sense of humour.

        Contact and before 27th Sep 2023 01:00 for more details.

        Pembroke Players' Panto are looking to fill Prod team roles

        The Pembroke Players are looking for a Musical Director  and Producer  to help with the upcoming Freshers' Panto, the Peter Pan-tomime. No experience required!

          Contact and before 24th Sep 2023 23:59 for more details.

          You can also see all events that have been put on by this society.


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          Tickets selling fast for what will be a riotous piece of immersive theatre next week. Join us as we bring The Satyricon to life:

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          ANTONY ϟ CLEOPATRA is almost sold out! Get your ticket now!

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          Our Sticky Floor Smoker comedians are all excited to see DOWNBEAT today and tomorrow at the Pembroke New Cellars! Don't miss it!

          Pembroke Players 15:32 on 14th November Twitter

          The Sticky Floor Smoker 2016 is happening on 21 Nov! Get your tickets now!

          Pembroke Players 15:33 on 11th November Twitter

          Amazing review for BANGED UP! Don't miss this "sharply comedic" sketch show at the New Cellars Friday and Saturday!

          Pembroke Players 15:28 on 11th November Twitter

          Don't miss this "brilliant recreation of Miller’s A View From the Bridge" today or tomorrow at the New Cellars!

          Pembroke Players 15:25 on 11th November Twitter

          Week 5 shows at the Pembroke New Cellars are killing it! Check out this review for A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE!

          Pembroke Players 15:54 on 9th November Twitter

          BANGED UP! with @mcalister_rufus opening tomorrow! A sketch show about prison, bees, gremlins, crystal meth, and body parts! Don't miss it!

          Pembroke Players 13:09 on 8th November Twitter

          88mph is opening tonight at the Pembroke New Cellars! Don't miss this hilarious sketch show that will take you on a journey through time!

          Pembroke Players 12:44 on 8th November Twitter

          Arthur Miller's critique of the American Dream is now more relevant than ever, don't miss A View From The Bridge tonight!

          Pembroke Players 11:59 on 3rd November Twitter

          Got a cool drama idea? Applications are now open for the Pembroke Players Lent Season!

          Pembroke Players 15:46 on 27th October Twitter

          Get yourself down to the New Cellars at 7pm, and have your shoulders roundly shaken!

          Pembroke Players 15:45 on 27th October Twitter

          'moments of true shoulder-shaking laughter...a truly enjoyable Wednesday night escape'
          A sparky 7/10 from TCS for Fanfiction: A Sketch Show!

          Pembroke Players 10:34 on 16th September Twitter

          @BST_Principal @BST_Tokyo We're glad you're looking forward! hope you all enjoy :)

          Pembroke Players 21:40 on 18th August Twitter

          Join five-star @Babushka_Comedy tomorrow at @Justthetonic from 12:20pm. Tickets £6/5 on door.

          Pembroke Players 10:35 on 3rd August Twitter

          Cavemen. Table football. Birds. What do they have in common? See BABUSHKA tomorrow @Justthetonic and find out!

          Pembroke Players 10:28 on 3rd August Twitter

          @TweedleComedy and @pembrokeplayers presents SMILE by @ysnkdr starting TODAY at 13:00! Hilarious and thought provoking stand-up you must see

          Pembroke Players 13:48 on 2nd August Twitter

          SMILE by @ysnkdr was a total success in Cambridge, now you can see it at the Fringe starting tomorrow! Don't miss it

          Pembroke Players 12:28 on 2nd August Twitter

          The PP committee wishes all the best to all the wonderful Cambridge shows that are going to take the Fringe by storm! @CambridgeFringe

          Pembroke Players 13:01 on 17th July Twitter

          Going to Edinburgh this summer? Don't miss ARCADIA at Spotlites International Theatre! 14th- 28th August @ 4:20pm.

          Pembroke Players 14:07 on 7th July Twitter

          You can now get your tickets for THE JUNGLE BOOK at the Edinburgh Fringe! 4-21 Aug @ C-South! @StrungUpTheatre

          Pembroke Players 13:58 on 7th July Twitter

          Chortle semi-finalist YASEEN KADER (@ysnkdr) is taking his show SMILE to the Edinburgh Fringe! Don't miss it! 3-28 Aug @ Gilded Balloon

          Pembroke Players 17:59 on 6th July Twitter

          You can now follow Arcadia on twitter! Don't miss them at the Edinburgh Fringe! 14-28 August @ Spotlites…

          Pembroke Players 17:54 on 6th July Twitter

          Don't miss Babushka at the Edinburgh Fringe!! at Just The Tonic, 4-28 August.…

          Pembroke Players 23:32 on 3rd June Twitter

          Don't miss the Pembroke Players Garden Party! Tickets on sale Saturday at noon to members, on Sunday to non-members

          Pembroke Players 20:56 on 29th May Twitter

          Tickets for The Wind In The Willows, Pembroke Players May Show are now for sale!

          Pembroke Players 20:55 on 29th May Twitter

          Applications for the Peter Cook Fund are now OPEN!

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          Pembroke Players 16:32 on 14th May Twitter

          Dreaming of post-exams life? Applications are open to Direct our May Week Show! Follow this link for details:

          Pembroke Players 15:04 on 30th April Twitter

          We're very excited to have FIVE shows at @edfringe this year, with @Cvenues, @Gildedballoon, @Justthetonic and @spotlites. Watch this space!


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          Past shows

          See all the shows this society has been previously involved in at the society history page.