Cambridge Arts Theatre has a wonderful season of accessible performances this Autumn. Kicking off the Audio Described season is the West End smash-hit ‘The Ladykillers’, from Monday 22 October to Saturday 27 October. Starring Michele Dotrice (Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em), Shaun Williamson (Extras and EastEnders) and Clive Mantle (Castualty and The Vicar of Dibley) this is a comedy about Professor Marcus and his gang, who pose as amateur musicians, and rent rooms in the lopsided house of sweet but strict Mrs Wilberforce, plotting to involve her unwittingly in Marcus’ brilliantly conceived heist job. The police are left stumped, but Mrs Wilberforce becomes wise to their ruse and Marcus concludes that there is only one way to keep the old lady quiet. With only her parrot, General Gordon, to help her, Mrs Wilberforce is alone with five desperate men. But who will be forced t face the music? An Audio Described performance will be on Saturday 27 October at 2.30pm with a Touch Tour at 1.30pm. Do not miss this hilarious and thrilling new adaptation of an Ealing classic.
English Touring Theatre returns to Cambridge Arts Theatre after the sell-out success of ‘Anne Boleyn’ and ‘The Real Thing’ with W.Somerset Maugham’s classic play, ‘The Sacred Flame’ which runs from Tuesday 20 November to Saturday 24 November. This is a classic murder mystery but with a twist that explores love, devotion and family. Audiences are left wondering what happened on the night to the young Great War hero, Maurice Tabret, died at home in his bed. His doctor says he died from natural causes, but his nurse points a finger of suspicion at his beautiful wife, Stella. ‘The Sacred Flame’ will have an Audio Described performance on Saturday 24 November at 2.30pm and a Touch Tour at 1.30pm.
Following the great success of last year’s production of ‘Cinderella’, Cambridge Arts Theatre’s traditional pantomime is back! Full of the usual thrills, spills, magic and laughter, this is a giant of an adventure for the whole family to enjoy.
The Trott’s are in trouble and Dame Trott needs her two sons, our hero Jack and the ever-so silly Billy, to help her make some money….and fast! Jack does his best and sells his beloved cow, but when he returns home with just some measly beans for payment, his mother is furious and tosses them out in the garden. But these beans are not what they seem and soon an enormous beanstalk mysteriously takes root in the Trott’s garden. It appears Jack’s adventures are only just beginning. ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ will have an Audio Described performance on Thursday 3 January at 2pm and a Touch Tour at 1pm.
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