- April 2008
Rachel and Peter are seventeen. They have been going out for six months and its love’s young dream. Then Rachel gets ill. She doesn’t want her mum to fuss; she doesn’t want Alice to pretend to be her best friend; and she certainly doesn’t want Alice’s boyfriend telling bad jokes at her bedside. The only person she wants is Peter, but Peter doesn’t know what he wants. 'When You Cure Me' is a bittersweet and poignant tale of love and misunderstanding, a story about discovering that what you say and do can be very different from what you think and feel.
- March 2008
“ I did not kill my father, but sometimes I felt I had helped him on his way. And but for the fact that his death coincided with a landmark in my own physical growth, his death seemed insignificant compared with what followed. He was a frail, irascible, obsessive man with yellowish hands and face. I am only including the little story of his death to explain how my sisters and I came to have such a large quantity of cement at our disposal.”
In the relentless summer heat, four abruptly orphaned children retreat into a shadowy, isolated world, and find their own strange and unsettling ways of fending for themselves. McEwan’s first novel is a excellent and honest portrayal of childhood, adulthood and sexuality. His narrative veers from the real to the surreal and is always unforgettably subjective. FallOut aims to create a theatre adaptation that does not simply reproduce the novel in a new medium, but to create a response to the work, finding the possibilities inherent in the literature that can be unlocked by the workings of the stage.
- June 2007
"Unhappy that I am, I cannot heave My heart into my mouth. I love your majesty According to my bond; no more nor less."
- March 2007
The Judith E. Wilson Drama Studio in collaboration with Clare Actors invites submissions of original works for theatre to be performed in the Judith E. Wilson Drama Studio (closing date for submissions: Friday 2nd February)
from: writers, directors, actors, and theatre-makers of all kinds.
3 days of original performance work by undergraduates and professional theatre practitioners
The Miscellaneous Theatre Festival will also include forum discussions, and a live-performance cabaret event in Clare Cellars. £100 top prizes to most original writing and direction.
Please indicate into which of the following three categories you would like to submit work (you may submit as many pieces as you wish ):
SHORT PIECES A complete dramatic piece, between 5 and 30 minutes in length.
FRAGMENTS beginnings, rough outlines, impossible projects, sketches, disjecta, between 3 and 15 minutes in length.
REWORKINGS Pieces which draw heavily upon the works of others, reworked, re-presented, cut-up or derived, between 5 and 30 minutes in length.
All submissions should be submitted via email or in hard copy to: Jeremy Hardingham, Drama Studio Manager, English Faculty, 9 West Road, Cambridge / email@example.com
- January 2007
In conjunction with Amnesty International peripheral vision, a devised and fully collaborative project incorporating an exciting range of media from film and testimony to poetry and music, will look at the experience of displacement in the twenty-first century.
- November 2006
Beginning with a prepared reading of the 'Circe' section of Ulysses by James Joyce, a series of 8 workshops explore the difficulties for performance which this and other texts throw up, culminating in a public performance
- November 2006
- March 2005
- February 2005
INTRODUCING THE THEATRE OF TOM MURPHY: a round-table discussion with live
scenes from the theatre of an Irish outsider.
Introducing a mini-season of Tom Murphy’s plays in Cambridge, we would like
to invite you to a round-table discussion of his work on Monday the 28th of
February, at 5 pm in the English Faculty Drama Studio (Sidgwick Site). The
round-table will provide a general introduction to his work and place in
contemporary Irish theatre, with more detailed presentations and
discussions of live scenes from The Morning After Optimism (2-6th March,
10.30pm, Fitzpatrick Hall) and Bailegangaire (8-12th March, 10.30pm,
Pembroke New Cellars).
The speakers will be Dr Deana Rankin, Yvonne McDevitt, Liliane Campos and
Saraid Dodd. The discussion will be informal and all are welcome to take
part: no prior knowledge of Murphy is necessary!
‘On the Outside…’ Dr Deana Rankin, Fellow of Girton College, will introduce
Murphy and his position as an outsider in Irish theatre.
‘The Impact of EXILES (1912) by James Joyce on Tom Murphy’ Yvonne McDevitt,
director and Judith E. Wilson Fellow, will take a look at Joyce’s influence
on Murphy’s work.
‘A Theatre of Voices: voice acts and speech acts in Murphy’s Bailegangaire’
Liliane Campos, director of Bailegangaire, will analyse the tension between
voice and language in Murphy’s work. A short scene from Bailegangaire will
be performed for discussion.
‘The Morning After Optimism: should we show it to children?’ Saraid Dodd,
director of The Morning After Optimism, will give a director’s view on the
play. A short scene from The Morning After Optimism will be performed for