Past shows by The Mighty Players
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- February 2012A father and daughter trapped on an enchanted isle; a helpful spirit, an enslaved monster. You know the people, but what about the place? Is anything trustworthy in a world where disembodied spirits sing songs of grief, and storms swirl up out of nowhere? In a production featuring original music and choreography, and bursting with colour, The Newnham Anonymous Players welcome you to the island, a place where past truths cannot remain secret and nothing is quite what it seems. Prospero has been waiting years for his revenge, and now it's on its way...
- November 2011An Ideal Husband is a story of morality, blackmail and political corruption, all of which forces a married couple to re-examine their moral standards. A supporting cast of young lovers, society matrons, an overbearing father, and a formidable femme fatale continually exchange sparkling repartee, keeping the play moving at a lively pace. Characterised by Wilde’s biting wit and sparkling humour, the play is a must for anyone delighted by time-less sophistication.
- November 2011
- February 2011"Cover her face. Mine eyes dazzle: she died young." Intrigue, incest and murder – Webster’s iconic play centres around the lonely figure of the Duchess of Malfi, her court disintegrating under the web of spying and suspicion set up by her manipulative, deadly brothers. Our production will be set in 1930s Italy, gesturing towards an era of political instability and growing menace. We're also looking to work in some film elements, as well as playing on the hints of drug abuse, mental illness and illicit sexual desire in the play.
- November 2010“You can’t count on anything. Last time I made love I whiplashed my neck.” Passing By is a charming romantic comedy about a love between two men whose hearts pull them together as their lives pull them apart. An intimate and unmissable production of this rarely-performed, heart-warming gem from the pen of the award-winning Martin Sherman (writer of the inspirational Holocaust drama Bent and the mischievous motion picture Mrs Henderson Presents). “Astonishing... witty, sometimes blissfully silly... moving, touching and sexy.” (Guardian) “One of the most radical plays ever written. Quirky, funny, touching, romantic and revolutionary. It overturned my life. Perhaps it will do the same for others.” (Simon Callow) “Witty and passionate.” (Ian McKellen) “Brilliant.” (Daily Express) -- Love isn’t forever. Love is just passing by. --
- June 2010
- February 2010" Look like the innocent flower, but be the serpent under't " When witches prophesy that Macbeth will be king, the choice lies in his hands: to follow his forceful wife and his own ambition, or to shun the evil deeds that he knows he must perform. As Scotland spirals further and further into wild degradation, where force fights force and purity is weak, Macbeth battles with himself, his friends, and what goodness remains around him while his world spins ever further into a chaos of bloodshed and madness.
- November 2009For the Revd Pringle his reputation for honesty and piety is everything. To uphold it he would resort to deception, intimidation and even murder. But when the one thing better than killing your wife is making everyone think you have, the line between reality and public image begins to blur and morality goes entirely out of the window. Orton's black comedy probes the shadowy world of cults, coal cellars and cake tins and finds some surprising contents. How far would you go to keep up your reputation?
- June 2009When Julius Caesar returns in victory to Rome, it is a day of laughter, sport, and celebration. But joy turns to chaos when Caesar is assassinated, and suddenly nobody is quite sure whom to trust. This fiery, elegant production, set amidst the beauty of the Selwyn College gardens, captures the passion and excitement of Shakespeare's greatest political thriller. Performances: Thursday 18th June, 3pm Friday 19th June, 3pm Buy tickets online at: http://www.themightyplayers.co.uk Join our Facebook group for up-to-date information: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=86432373195
- March 2009Death Begins is an absurd dark comedy set in a 21st century purgatory, by Footlights Harry Porter Prize shortlisted writer Simon Haines. Death Begins was shortlisted for the Marlowe Society 800th Anniversary Masterclass. Critical acclaim: 'absurd, fast-paced and eloquent ... incredibly funny' – Marlowe Masterclass judges 'much better than I expected, and very funny.' – Germaine Greer 'very funny ... a very strong piece of writing ... really excellent' – Scarlett Creme, Harry Porter Prize Winner 2008 'entertaining enough' – Varsity
- March 2009A moving Expressionistic drama about the death of a patriarch, by Footlights Harry Porter Prize shortlisted and Marlowe Masterclass shortlisted writer Simon Haines. Critical acclaim: 'absurd, fast-paced and eloquent' – Marlowe Masterclass judges 'much better than I expected' – Germaine Greer 'a very strong piece of writing ... really excellent' – Scarlett Creme, Harry Porter Prize Winner 2008
- March 2009Oscar Wilde took London by storm with his first comedy ‘Lady Windermere’s Fan’. The combination of dazzling wit, subtle social criticism, sumptuous settings and the theme of a guilty secret proved a winner. Wilde’s plays have never failed to delight audiences and are a lasting testimony to their author’s supreme wit and theatrical genius. “You gave me this fan today; it was your birthday present. If that woman crosses my threshold, I shall strike her across the face with it…” Go to http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=63248665707 for more details about the show. To book tickets (£4) go to http://www.srcf.ucam.org/mighty/index.php or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- November 2008"A witty farce by one of the country's most loved writers. GP Arthur Wicksteed is no stranger to the naked body (except his wife's). As he lustfully pursues a gorgeous new patient his frustrated wife and hypochondriac son conduct affairs of their own. Connie, Arthur's spinster sister, thinks certain 'enhancements' might better her chances with the opposite sex. If only Shanks, the salesman of such 'enhancements', knew who it was he's meant to be examining. And why can't the suicidal Mr Purdue just get on with it? Bennett punctures the sexy silliness with acute and poignant observations whilst never allowing the comedy to become sentimental or didactic."
- June 2008
- February–March 2008'Alice' is a BRAND NEW musical which will be premiered at Selwyn College, Cambridge in February 2008. Boasting a talking cat, tiddlywinks champion, rebellious fellows and unpersuasive heathens this hilarious tale follows Alice, our fresh-faced heroine as she encounters the strange and mysterious Cantabridgian world. Foremost a Fresher's tale of formals and fellows, Facebook and fire-alarms, we explore Alice's hopes, insecurities and potato-hurling habits in some mind-blowing musical numbers. Jim and Kate-her squabbling college parents, the dictatorial master, an elusive porter and the Bishop himself all impact upon whether Alice will ever truly fit in. Brought to you by 'The Mighty Players', who had recent succes with 'The Zoo Story' at the ADC theatre, we hope to bring the real life and soul of Cambridge to the stage in an all singing all dancing form. This is not just a musical. This is Selwyn The Musical.
- January–February 2008Spend time exploring the wonderful world of the Brothers Grimm, be entertained and enthralled by four cautionary tales and allow yourself to get sucked into the creativity of theatre and the wonders of the imagination. With talking sausages, rooms full of gold, heartbreak and a lute playing donkey these, more Grimm than fairy, tales are not to be missed.
- November 2007By special permission of Edward Albee, Selwyn's Mighty Players bring his first work to the Cambridge stage. The play is a challenging two man piece, which is filled with subtle humour whilst also having a darker twist.
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