- July 2022
“I’m not a whirlwind of sexual energy… just a very lonely unicorn”
Shortly after making a sexual harassment complaint at work, Andrea is fired from her job. Overwhelmed by feelings of frustration and depression, she attempts to combat her loneliness through casual sex but what starts as a distraction, soon threatens to take over her life.
An unmissable new play from Offie-Award finalist Sam Potter, about a young woman trying to find a balance between her sexuality and what society expects of her, performed by Georgina Fairbanks.
Praise for Hanna by Sam Potter:
“Outstanding” ★★★★ (Times)
“A complex and compelling drama” ★★★★ (Exeunt)
“ Like nothing you've seen before” ★★★★★ (Broadway World)
- March 2022
“There are monsters underneath the bed and one holding you while you sleep…”
A rock concert in a courtroom…and you are the jury. With four flawed characters and some unreliable testimonies, whose side are you on?
- November 2021
After an award-winning run at the Edinburgh Fringe, 'On Your Bike' is coming home!
Delivering food you don’t get to eat is hungry work. Outside a chicken shop, a group of delivery riders wait for orders, trying to figure out life and love while they do. Threatened by nosy landlords, angry exes and even their own employer, Eatsaroo, they realise they have to group together and take the battle to the bosses. But fighting a billion-dollar algorithm isn’t that easy. From the award-winning company who brought you SiX and Rust comes this toe-tapping new musical about love, labour and leftover pizza.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Theatre Weekly
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Musical Theatre Review (Awarded their Best Live Musical Award 2021)
"James and Venable are a writing partnership to watch out for [...] tomorrow's stars are right here".
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Binge Fringe
"This show is a stunning achievement. Raucously witty to its core and heartfelt at its best. The music is a triumph and the story is deeply emotionally intelligent."
Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society, responsible for previous Edinburgh Fringe shows such as Six, Rust and Unexpected Item In The Bagging Area, is proud to present On Your Bike, a new musical by Ben James and Cambridge Footlight Joe Venable. James and Venable’s work has previously been described as “ambitious and surprising” and "remarkably unique” (TCS), blending musical genres and using lyrical innovation to create an exciting new style.
- August 2021
THE MARQUISE DE MERTEUIL IS A WOMAN SCORNED
Enlisting the help of the womaniser Valmont, she sets to take revenge on former lover by corrupting his intended bride, the innocent Cécile.
But Valmont has ideas of his own. His eyes are set on prim and proper Madame de Tourvel - to him, the ultimate challenge. And soon the web of sex, lies and intrigue grows more tangled than anyone could have imagined...
Fireside Theatre presents an unconventional staging of the classic story. An all-female cast performs this timely reimagining of the novel that shocked the world.
Previous praise for Fireside Theatre productions:
★★★★★ - Varsity
"An innovative production which breathes life into Austen’s classic novel"
★★★★ - EdFringe Review
- July 2021
Size: None of your f%$ing business
Special ability: Being. Hard. As
Yasmin, a bright sixteen year old from Scarborough, falls pregnant. Abandoned by those she loves, she faces one of life's great challenges completely alone.
But, unbeknowest to her, Yasmin has a super power.
Not flight or invisibility, but resilience and wit.
And somehow, the thing that threatens to ruin her life might actually turn out to be the thing that saves her.
fuelled by heart, soul and ultimately love, Build a rocket is a powerful one woman depiction of surpassing society's expectations and finding strength in the face of adversity.
It takes a lot of PVA glue, newspaper, shoeboxes, and a lot of patience, and then you can build a rocket
- May 2021
Public House is an annual performance made up of submitted anonymous sexual assault/harassment testimonies by Cambridge students and alumni, staged by us (the Old Vag Club). This year, we're looking to put it on near the start of Easter Term.