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Festival Players are a friendly, Cambridge-based musical theatre society for all ages. If you are interested in joining the group, or are interested in directing a show, please email our secretary.

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The Festival Players 18:37 on 6th June Twitter

We are 🔥SOLD OUT🔥 across all performances. Check with the @adctheatre box office after 1pm daily for returns on 01223 300085.

The Festival Players 14:11 on 3rd June Twitter

The magic of theatre. People transformed before your eyes, music that pulls you out of your seat and a story guaranteed to leave you smiling. @adctheatre this week and next. But tickets are getting very scarce! Best availability is the matinee 4 June.

The Festival Players 17:09 on 1st June Twitter

Team Kinky are in the @adctheatre First dress and tech runs done, final dress rehearsal tonight and we OPEN TOMMOROW! With Sam Shepherd in the role of Lola we are ready, Cambridge, to MAKE IT RED! Only handful of tickets left across all performances.

The Festival Players 14:30 on 27th May Twitter

It's Christmas come early for our cast thanks to the very generous **GIFTS** from Embassy London (yes -they're for keeps!). These are going to look terrific on-stage! Thank you ,
Tickets (hurry! -they are all going!) at

The Festival Players 20:09 on 22nd May Twitter

Our Creatives Emily Starr, David Mallabone and Ana Sanderson are turning our production into something special with their amazing ideas, undimmable energy, valuable feedback and constant drive to find the best possible performances. Come see:

The Festival Players 19:01 on 20th May Twitter

Less than 2 weeks to opening night! Why do the cast in these photos look like they are having the time of their life? Well this show does that to you. Buy tickets and get ready to paste a great big smile on your face!😁 @adctheatre @embassylondonofficial

The Festival Players 17:18 on 19th May Twitter

A big thank you to our sponsors Embassy London Shoes for providing us with beautiful footwear to use in 'Kinky Boots'. Worthy of Mr. Price himself, and the cast were very excited to be given them! @embassylondonofficial for tickets

The Festival Players 18:34 on 9th May Twitter

3 weeks and 3 days until we open @adctheatre and this cast is starting to crank it up! There are still plenty of levels to raise it yet, but we're all starting to feel a LITTLE BIT KINKY. Tickets (selling like red-hot shoes!) via

The Festival Players 21:03 on 26th April Twitter

Break a leg to all our friends
@CamPiedPipers opening in 'I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change' tonight @adctheatre until Saturday!!

The Festival Players 19:22 on 18th April Twitter

Calling all creatives. The much loved Festival Players Touring Show is back in 2023! If you'd like to throw your hat into the ring for Director , MD or Choreo please contact by Saturday 7th May. No experience necessary, 1st timers very welcome!

The Festival Players 19:09 on 18th April Twitter

Calling all creatives. The much loved Festival Players Touring Show is back in 2023! If you'd like to throw your hat into the ring for Director , MD or Choreo please contact by Saturday 8th May. No experience necessary, 1st timers very welcome!

The Festival Players 20:00 on 12th April Twitter

Congratulations to our friends @CamOpSoc for their @Noda4S "Best Musical" award win with 2020's 'Sound of Music'! #worththewait

The Festival Players 21:19 on 29th March Twitter

Break a leg to all our Priscillians and CaOS friends opening tomorrow night with @camopsoc @camartstheatre . Don't forget to shake your groove thing (thang)!!

The Festival Players 21:02 on 29th March Twitter

Break a leg to all our Priscillians opening tonight with @camopsoc @camartstheatre !

The Festival Players 14:41 on 26th March Twitter

A quick break-a-leg to the cast of
production of 'Our Country's Good' at the @adctheatre next week. Several FP friends on stage in this one!

The Festival Players 12:34 on 13th March Twitter

Very pleased that Oliver Fisher and Rich Evans are joining our 'Kinky Boots' cast to jointly cover the role of 'Mr Price' !

The Festival Players 18:09 on 15th February Twitter

Introducing our fabulous Kinky Boot cast! The creative team were so impressed by the high standards at the auditions and we want to thank everyone who took part for their commitment and preparation.
Tickets are now on sale!

The Festival Players 21:32 on 2nd February Twitter

There's still time to book an audition for the fabulous 'Kinky Boots'. A few slots left for Sunday 6th Feb and Friday 11th Feb. Go on - everyone needs more high-heels and glitter in their life! for all the details. to book

The Festival Players 18:01 on 23rd January Twitter

Special update if you're thinking of auditioning for the lead role of Charlie. Charlie's piece 'Soul of a Man' is now available in 4 different keys so just choose the one most suited to your voice. Check out & email to book

The Festival Players 11:04 on 16th January Twitter

Booking now open for 'Kinky Boots' auditions!
To request a comprehensive audition pack and/or to book your audition slot, please email:
Lots more information at and in the audition pack.

The Festival Players 10:14 on 10th January Twitter

✨🪕 Flash (Bang Wallop) sale for Kipps! 🪕✨

You have until ⏰ midnight ⏰ to get 2 for 1 tickets for this week’s Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday performances

✨ Use code SIXPENCE241 at the checkout
📍 @adctheatre
🎟️ Get your tickets here ➡️…

The Festival Players 17:15 on 8th January Twitter

Kinky Boots audition dates announced! We are not taking bookings for individual slots just yet, but there is lots of background information at to get you started.
Stay tuned for the announcement of the start of booking soon!

The Festival Players 18:30 on 6th January Twitter

A big break-a-leg to all our Kippsters opening at the ADC Theatre, Cambridge tonight!! It's going to be bloomin' marvellous! Some tickets available on-the-door and through to Saturday 15th Jan. .

The Festival Players 17:29 on 5th January Twitter

1st dress rehearsal last night, final dress rehearsal tonight! KIPPS is already looking and sounding fabulous! Come and join in the fun with this barnstorming new version of the family classic, from 6th January.
photos : Liv Clark

The Festival Players 18:28 on 1st December Twitter

Delighted that Marcelle LaBrecque/Marilyn Monhoe has been cast in the role of Simon/Lola for our upcoming production of Kinky Boots! After searching far and wide, Marcelle/Marilyn joins us direct from the NYC drag scene. Auditions for this fabulous show will be coming very soon

The Festival Players 18:45 on 11th October Twitter

Now looking to cast a black, male, triple-threat to play "Lola/Simon from Clacton" at the ADC Theatre Cambridge (amateur production, June 2022). email for details, or see more info at

The Festival Players 12:40 on 26th September Twitter

Just a few tkts left for our show at Haslingfield Little Theatre on 1st Oct! to get one of the last ones. Or come see us at Newmarket Rd, Cambridge, or Cambourne (but book now to avoid disappointment!)

The Festival Players 21:30 on 23rd September Twitter

We are still on the lookout for men to play the featured roles of Buggins, James Walsingham, and Maxwell. If you or someone you know wants to try-out for any of these parts please email . The production team would love to hear from you!


Past shows

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