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Upcoming Productions


Click on the links below to buy tickets to our upcoming productions, and keep checking back for further information about any future Marlowe Society shows and workshops.

Bromley Bedlam Bethlehem

By Rachel Tookey

Directed by Katie Woods

30 January - 3 February, 2018, 9:30 PM

Corpus Playroom

Romeo and Juliet

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Tom Littler

24-27 January 2018, 7:45 PM

25 & 27 January, 2:30 PM

Cambridge Arts Theatre

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.

Samuel Beckett

The Marlowe Society’s Hatch is an event for the theatre community providing space for short excerpts of student new writing of any genre to be staged at the ADC Theatre. This is a night particularly useful to those looking to test audience reaction to a piece in development. At a Hatch, we want you to feel like you can fail, succeed, slip up, try again, get it wrong, get it right... but most importantly, write.

All are welcome in the ADC bar before the show, starting at 7 PM, to meet this year's committee and discuss all things Marlowe!


12 February 2018, 8 PM

The Oresteia

By Aeschylus

Directed by Myles O'Gorman

30 January-3 February, 2018

ADC Theatre

The Atreus family is in turmoil.

10 years have passed since Clytemnestra’s husband, Agamemnon, sacrificed their eldest daughter, Iphigenia, in order to stop military defeat. Clytemnestra is left to exact revenge.

Blood for blood, wound for wound, act for act: Aeschylus’ earth shattering trilogy tells the story of a family at war with each other. Husband against wife, wife against son, son against mother.

Their battlefield is an icy wound upon which terse family bonds are exposed and tightened, an empty stage on which the world’s oldest tragedy ricochets back into existence.

The Oresteia is reborn.

The cycle of blood continues…

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Fiesta time. A crowd mingles in the plaza. The sounds of flamenco echo down the streets. A knife glints in the hot sun.

Returning after directing 2016's "strong, captivating and engaging" (Varsity, ★★★★★) "Measure for Measure", Tom Littler's vibrant reinvention of Shakespeare's most passionate drama sees the worlds of Carmen and Lorca collide...

This production is presented in memory of Marlowe alumnus Sir Peter Hall.

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Bromley Bedlam Bethlehem is drama exploring the effects of mental illness on three generations of an immigrant family, in a society that is unforgiving of those who do not ‘fit’. The story is told over three timelines, with the weight of each generation bearing on the next: Eamonn, an Irish immigrant, struggling with dementia and alcoholism and trying to make amends with his estranged daughter Sara; Baha, Sara’s son, suffering from undiagnosed paranoid schizophrenia and his mother’s unrealistic expectations for him; and finally Sara, as she copes with the suicides of both her father and son.

Winner of the 2017 Other Prize, adjudicated by the commissioning editor of Methuen Drama (Bloomsbury Publishing).

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The Taming of the Shrew

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Denicia Bernard

20-24 February, 2018, 7:30 PM

Venue TBC

"I see a woman may be made a fool,
If she had not a spirit to resist"

After the incredible success and critical acclaim of Week 5 BME Macbeth 2017, this Lent Term we will be returning with a production of The Taming Of The Shrew! Think fiery, fusion, and full of life as we take on one of Shakespeare's most problematic comedies. This will be a BME production truly built around the cast, crew, and diverse voices of the Cambridge BME community.