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The Marlowe is one of Cambridge's oldest student drama societies, and is dedicated to high-quality performances of Elizabethan, verse, and non-realist plays including classics and plays rarely seen on the professional stage. Its alumni include Rupert Brooke, Trevor Nunn, Ian McKellen, Derek Jacobi, Corin Redgrave, Sam Mendes, Rachel Weisz and many others.

We present an annual production in the Cambridge Arts Theatre, with a professional Director and Design team and student casts and production crews. We also put on the other performances, talks, workshops and events throughout the year.

The Marlowe also strongly promotes new student play writing, annually awarding the Marlowe/RSC Other Prize, and running a writers' group. The society prides itself on being welcoming and innovative, and linking the thriving world of Cambridge drama to the professional theatrical scene.

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The Marlowe Society 15:27 on 27th November Twitter

Preparations for this January's production of Much Ado About Nothing at @camartstheatre are well underway. We now have a stellar cast and a stellar director! Looking forward to working with @richardbeecham1 in the weeks to come, and putting on a fabulous show.

The Marlowe Society 11:44 on 24th October Twitter

We're very excited to welcome @Arc_Poetry to Samson Agonistes this evening with copies of the book for sale! Everything is ready to go in the studio, and we are looking forward to welcoming our guests.

The Marlowe Society 22:08 on 14th October Twitter

Samson Agonistes by John Kinsella is now sold out! There is however a waiting list, so that should anybody find themselves unable to attend, their space can be opened up for other audience members.

The Marlowe Society 10:32 on 13th October Twitter

A reminder to reserve your ticket (free of charge) for Samson Agonistes on the 24th October. We are at 50% capacity, and there will be a waiting list in action should we sell out. This will be a special evening for anyone interested in Kinsella or Milton!…

The Marlowe Society 13:36 on 6th October Twitter

Reserve your ticket for John Kinsella's brand new play, "Samson Agonistes" on Wednesday 24th October!… @EventbriteUK

The Marlowe Society 08:59 on 2nd October Twitter

Come and check out our freshers fair stall today!

The Marlowe Society 19:56 on 20th August Twitter

Very excited to announce that we have been asked to produce the premiere performance of John Kinsella's new verse play, "Samson Agonistes"! Kinsella's pacifist text touches on themes of modern warfare, identity and knotty global politics. Keep your eyes peeled for tickets!

The Marlowe Society 22:30 on 21st June Twitter

Thank you to everybody who has contributed to all of our successes this year, from our theatrical projects to our training workshops. None of it could have happened without the help of so many generous professionals, alumni, and of course our talented student theatre-makers.

The Marlowe Society 22:26 on 21st June Twitter

The Cambridge year may have ended, but we're so excited to have so much in the pipeline for the coming year already. Keep your eyes peeled for announcements about this year's @camartstheatre show, our graduate actors' showcase, and the premiere of a new play from a leading poet!

The Marlowe Society 22:10 on 26th January Twitter

Two more chances to see "Romeo and Juliet" @camartstheatre -- you never know what the cast might be up to in a few years...

The Marlowe Society 01:27 on 26th January Twitter

Thank you Ruby! We're really pleased that you enjoyed the show, and thank you for spreading the word.…

The Marlowe Society 01:26 on 26th January Twitter

Thank you so much Paula! We're so glad you enjoyed the show, and thank you for tweeting us. If you know of anyone else in the area this week who might enjoy the play, we'd be very grateful if you could let them know about it too!…

The Marlowe Society 13:52 on 23rd January Twitter

Our cast and crew of over 30 includes students from 20 different colleges. Come see Romeo and Juliet @camartstheatre for a truly pan-Cambridge theatrical experience!

The Marlowe Society 11:31 on 23rd January Twitter

Six incredible Marlowe alumni will be speaking the Prologue during this week's run of #RomeoAndJuliet at the @camartstheatre ???? Thank you to #DerekJacobi , @IanMcKellen and #TomHollander ...

The Marlowe Society 12:33 on 21st January Twitter

Three days to go until #RomeoAndJuliet goes up at the @camartstheatre ... Tickets available at -- don't miss out!

The Marlowe Society 13:03 on 16th January Twitter

Please check our Facebook page for information on a classical acting workshop we are hosting in Feb, run by Ben Naylor, head of MA Classical Acting @CSSDLondon ! Register your interest on the form.

The Marlowe Society 17:14 on 29th November Twitter

It was a pleasure to have you Tony. Thank you so much for coming! x…

The Marlowe Society 22:01 on 27th October Twitter

Thank you so much Paula! We're thrilled you enjoyed the show ????????…

The Marlowe Society 15:24 on 21st October Twitter

The Old Vic is hiring a Marketing Assistant and Theatre Administrator! Could this be you?…

The Marlowe Society 14:56 on 20th October Twitter

That's right folks, we have a smol doggo in the cast! Pop along to Love's Labours Lost to see him snuffle into action!…

The Marlowe Society 00:07 on 16th October Twitter

The Bush Theatre is recruiting for a paid Production Intern to begin their career in arts production and backstage:…

The Marlowe Society 22:47 on 15th October Twitter

@cehamblin @littler_tom @camartstheatre Education Officer Ruby here - we would absolutely love love you to come up and do a something with us!

The Marlowe Society 18:47 on 8th October Twitter

On 13th November, the incredible John Agard is coming to the Corpus Playroom! Make sure you get your tickets now!…


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