2016 – 2017 Productions



This October the Pembroke Players will return from their tour of Tokyo and Yokohama, Japan with the same Shakespeare play first toured ten years ago: Romeo and Juliet. In the 400th anniversary year of Shakespeare’s death the ever-recognisable love story of Romeo and Juliet continues to find new resonance. This is a modern, energised restaging of the classic text. Having performed in Tokyo, Okinawa, Ely, Cambridge and London – don’t miss the last few performances of this show with some of Cambridge’s most experienced actors.

Thursday 13th October 2016, 8pm
Friday 14th October 2016, 8pm
Saturday 15th October 2016, 8pm

Robinson College Auditorium

Tickets: £8 (Concessions: £6)




Joseph is an insecure and bitter man living through the rise of social media. He is a conformist in every sense, but as The Connection begins to monopolise all aspects of life, a tragic spiral of events leads Joseph to re-examine his relationship with himself and those around him as he is forced to confront The Connection and the way it has indelibly changed the way we all experience the world.

Thursday 10th November 2016, 7:30pm
Friday 11th November 2016, 7:30pm
Saturday 12th November 2016, 7:30pm

Robinson College Auditorium

Tickets: £8 (Concessions: £6)




Set in sunny Venice, The Gondoliers tells the story of the Palmieri brothers who hold mastery over the city’s canals and the hearts of the local girls. But the arrival of the Spanish aristocracy along with the Grand Inquisitor presents a royal revelation and a serious identity crisis to the Gondolieri and their brides. With romance, political satire, roses white and roses red, The Gondoliers will be a show to remember. Of that there is no manner of doubt, no possible doubt whatever!

The CUG&S freshers’ show is a fantastic opportunity for newcomers to the society to get involved and perhaps try something they haven’t had the chance to before. Everyone who auditions is guaranteed a role in the chorus with priority for principal roles given to those who have not played a principal role before.

Thursday 17th November 2016, 7:30pm
Friday 18th November 2016, 7:30pmSaturday 19th November, 2:30pm
Saturday 19th November, 7:30pm

Robinson College Auditorium




Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical tells the well-known tale of Joseph and his coat of many colours from the Bible’s Book of Genesis. With a humorous blend of musical styles and a range of colourful and lovable characters, ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ follows the parable of a farmer’s son whose astonishing dreams of power soon become an unimaginable reality. This is not a show to be missed this Michaelmas!

Wednesday 23rd November, 7:45pm
Thursday 24th November, 7:45pm
Friday 25th November, 7:45pm
Saturday 26th November, 2:30pm
Saturday 26th November, 7:45pm

Robinson College Auditorium

Tickets: £8 (Concessions: £6)




It’s that time of the year when we have a pantomime again! Last year’s was solid, this year’s is more gaseous, so bring £3, have up to but not including 10 drinks beforehand and lower your expectations for the most under-rehearsed and under-prepared event since the 2017 Robinson May Ball!

Join Cinderella as she goes through the motions of the story we’ve seen done to death. But with some crude jokes, all your friends, and a subversive take on the Crausaz Wordsworth building. One for all the family. Provided everyone in the family is 18+.

Wednesday 30th November 2016, 7:30pm

Tickets: £3




Songs for a New World is, according to composer Jason Robert Brown, “about one moment. It’s about hitting the wall and having to make a choice, or take a stand, or turn around and go back.” With a rousing score that blends elements of pop, gospel and jazz, featuring tight harmonies and darling vocals, Songs for a New World transports its audience from the deck of a spanish sailing ship bound for a new land, to the ledge of a New York penthouse. Characters range from a young man in the Bronx who dreams of becoming a famous basketball player, to a forlorn and neglected Mrs. Claus lamenting as Christmas approaches. A small but powerful diverse cast and a supercharged, well crafted score appeal to old and new generations alike as each character- in their own way- takes hold of that one moment and enters a new world.

Thursday 9th February 2017, 7:45pm
Friday 10th February 2017, 7:45pm
Saturday 11th February 2017, 7:45pm

Robinson College Auditorium
Tickets: £8 (£6 concessions)




“Heads, heads, heads.”

Have you ever wondered if you’re not, in fact, the leading role in your own life but, actually, a walk-on part in someone else’s tragedy?

It’s been a while since Rosencrantz and Guildenstern last saw Hamlet, their old friends from university, and things in Denmark have gotten a little rotten since then. These two minor characters, who watch from the wings as Shakespeare’s play unfolds, are thrown centre-stage to make sense of it all in Tom Stoppard’s chilling tragicomedy.

Thursday 16th February 2017, 7:30pm
Friday 17th February 2017, 7:30pm
Saturday 18th February 2017, 7:30pm

Robinson College Auditorium

Tickets: £8 (£6 concessions)




Following rave reviews of its premiere in 2009, at the Royal Court Theatre, Jerusalem’s run was extended and transferred to the Apollo. Jerusalem follows Johnny “Rooster” Byron on St. George’s Day, who besides being a local waster and modern day Pied Piper, is also a wanted man. Council officials want to evict him, his son wants to be taken to the fair, and his rag-tag group of mates wants his ample supply of drugs and alcohol. It’s a play about contemporary life in rural England, described by The Guardian as “unarguably one of the best dramas of the twenty-first century”.

Thursday 23rd February 2017, 7:30pm

Friday 24th February 2017, 7:30pm

Saturday 25th February 2017, 7:30pm

Robinson College Auditorium

Tickets: £8 (£6 concessions)





Head ‘back to the 80s’ with Corey Palmer as he looks back on his graduating class of William Ocean High School! Watch as they live through their final senior year – and experience the fun, the heartbreak, the loves and the loneliness of growing up… all set to the biggest hits of the 80’s!

Thursday 2nd March 2017, 7:45pm

Friday 3rd March 2017, 7:45pm

Saturday 4th March 2017, 2:30pm

Saturday 4th March 2017, 7:45pm

Robinson College Auditorium

Tickets: £8 (£6 concessions)














Bedroom Farce is a hilarious comedy by legendary British playwright Alan Ayckbourn, set over the course of one night in the bedrooms of three couples: Ernest and Deila, Jan and Nick, and Malcolm and Kate. A fourth couple, Trevor and Susannah are having problems and their presence at Malcolm and Kate’s housewarming party is dreaded by all. With Nick stuck in bed, Jan goes alone, but upon seeing Trevor, an old flame, things don’t go quite as she planned. Nobody gets much sleep as people end up in and out of each other’s bedrooms, in a rib-tickling insight into the private lives of the English.














Four old school friends – Ella, Cathie, Robyn and Sal – reunite at a bar to reminisce about the good old days. However, Philippa, the fifth member of the group, is noticeably absent; upon discovering her old diary, she decides to do some reminiscing of her own. Over the course of the evening, we rediscover the group’s school days and watch as their friendships become increasingly fractured, as arguments over schoolwork, the pressure to fit in and their complicated love lives tear apart even the closest of friendships. As these arguments work their way into the present day, we are left to wonder – do people ever really change?