- February 2020
Police Corruption. Surveillance State. Raucous Comedy.
Inspired by true events, this fast-paced piece of theatre takes place in an unnamed police station where a farcical re-enactment of events is conducted to determine the true circumstances behind the mysterious death of a suspected anarchist who falls from a police station window whilst in custody. Was this a mere accident, or is it the deliberate product of a society plagued by foul play and deviance? This exposure of police activity is dramatised through bravado, ludricous comedy and devilish slapstick.
Accidental Death of an Anarchist is the most famous play by Dario Fo, recipient of the 1997 Nobel Prize in Literature. This piece of extraordinary writing is rarely performed on stage and is a masterpiece in comic absurdity.
- February 2018
- December 2015
- April 2015
Eight comedians, one night, one thing they all care about - money!
Have you ever thought of what money is, what money does? Join us on the 30th of April to see what happens when a fine group of comedians are let loose on a single juicy topic. They've got a variety of sketches and stand-up performances to fill your belly full of laughs, and fill your mind with contemplations on what your money actually does.
Featuring Chris Page, established Cambridge comedian - having performed at Wolfson College Howler, the Footlights Smoker, Chortle Student Comedy, Cambridge University May Balls, and the Edinburgh Fringe for two years running - and other Cambridge talents!
Follow the link to reserve your place for a highly entertaining evening; Entrance: £3 on the door, £2 advance.
- March 2015
The Cambridge University Light Entertainment Society (CULES) is happy to announce its Lent Term shows: a pantomime retelling of the classic tale Treasure Island and a comic play called A Recipe for Disaster! Both promise to be fantastic fun, so come on down to the Queen's Building in Emmanuel College on Saturday 14th March. Doors shall open from 7:15pm, with the first show starting at 7:30pm.
Tickets cost £5 with all proceeds going to charity.
- November 2014
- November 2013
A rip-roaring jewel of French Farce performed (in English, thank God) by the Emmanuel College Freshers
- March 2013
You are cordially invited to this term's CULES shows! Join us for an exciting double bill of...
"The Supervillain’s Guide to Ethical Subjectivism" by Joanna Tang - Victor just wants to unleash heinous masterplans on the innocent people of Sameville in peace, but the incompetent mayor, a DIY superhero, and a radioactive gingerbread man keep getting in the way a lot.
"Snow White and the Three Dwarves" by Jessie Wear - Prince Bernard's Mum wants to marry him off, as she doesn't think he could manage to run the kingdom alone, and Snow White seems to be the best option - but the mother-in-law is a force to be reckoned with...
- November 2011
- November 2011
- March 2011
Tom Hollander (Pirates of the Caribbean, Pride & Prejudice,) will be taking part in an Acting panel with some surprise guests at the weekend. Details to come soon, but if you're an aspiring actor make sure you are around at 1pm this Sunday, 13 March to come along to Watersprite. You will leave the proud owner of some hot tips for stage, TV and film acting! Even if you're a film enthusiast with no plans to tread the boards, this is sure to be a fascinating session.
The panel will be held in the Lecture Theatre, Queen's Building, Emmanuel College at 1pm. More details to follow soon!
Also, while we're here don't forget that booking is online and you can guarantee your seat at any of our events by going to www.watersprite.org/#Events, clicking on the event you'd like to register for and popping in your name and address. ALL FOR FREE! All are welcome - you don't have to be a student and you can bring friends!
- November 2010
These five short plays deal riotously, but with sharply pointed undertones, with the human dilemma of loneliness; a mother unable to escape from baby talk (Mother Figure), a disastrous fete (Gosforth's Fete), an unsuccessful seduction attempt (Drinking Companion), a fraught dinner encounter (Between Mouthfuls) and the final play, A Talk In The Park, sums up, with five self-immolated characters on park benches.
- November 2009
Doctor John Faustus is a desperate man. All alone, frustrated by his studies, he struggles to move on in life. Then, when he's introduced to the Dark Arts a world of opportunities opens up to him; money, women, success. However, there is one condition; signing away his soul to Lucifer, prince of Hell. Faustus enters into the pact and embarks on a fantastical journey, meeting Helen of Troy and the Seven Deadly Sins along the way. But what will result when Lucifer returns to claim on his debt?
First performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this summer, Scott M. Hadley's adaptation partially modernises Marlowe's original script into a dynamic hour of theatre. This fast-paced, visual production offers a bold new interpretation of a classic story.
- November 2008
Prepare to be charmed as Shakespeare's playful comedy is given a dose of '40s glamour.
Back from the war, Don Pedro and his soldiers face battles of a romatic kind. Claudio is instantly smitten with the lovely hero. Benedick needs all his wits about him in the 'Merry War' he's waging with the sharp-tongued Beatrice.
Meanwhile, as the sinister Don John plots mischief and the spectacularly incompetent constables try to investigate, complications ensue with riotous results!
Can the couples overcome conflict and confusion to find true happiness?
- March 2008
What would you get if you stuck an ancient epic, a feather boa and bedsheets in a blender, and served it with a hint of popular song? THE ODYSSEY: THE PANTO! Prepare yourself for an evening of hilarity with nymphs, goddesses, ugly monsters, manly heroes and quarrelsome deities, infused with a heavy dose of panto convention!
- November 2007
Come down the rabbit hole with The Revived Emmanuel Dramatic Society for this year's Freshers' Play: a wonderfully wacky interpretation of Lewis Carroll's classic novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, adapted for stage by Jeannette Jaquish. An eclectic cast of characters, from the femme fatale Queen of Hearts to the curious Caterpillar, will be delighted to transport you to a wonderland where nothing is quite what you expect. If you like jam tarts and possibly a bit of mayhem, Alice is the perfect way to end the term ...
- November 2006
The Revived Emmanuel Dramatic Society presents Ibsen's most arresting play. Feel the tension unfold as an image of domestic bliss begin to fall apart at the seams. Be swept away by the unstoppable rhythms of the Tarantella. Watch as Nora finally confronts her darkest secret.
A scathing attack on the gender roles associated with Victorian marriage, A Doll's House is often described as the first true feminist play. The REDS production of this Norwegian classic is sure to be one of the most exciting shows in Cambridge this term.
- November 2005
- November 2002