It has been an exciting couple of weeks for Combined Actors of Cambridge! We had a great turn out for The Tempest auditions, and I hope you will agree we have got a fantastic cast. This is promising to be a truly original and exciting production of a Shakespeare favourite, led by the wonderful James Dowson. While we are certainly missing our usual home of the ADC theatre, we are thrilled to have the rare opportunity to stage The Tempest at Downing College’s Howard Theatre. This is going to give both our audience and cast a very special experience, keep your eyes peeled for the announcement of tickets being on sale, they are sure to go quickly!

For the first time in many years Combined Actors of Cambridge has a drama festival entry, and what a fabulous one it is! Written by Elaine Feinstein and the Women’s Theatre Group, Lear’s Daughters is a “prequel” to King Lear and follows the lives of the sisters as children and young adults. In what is being considered “the year of the woman”, a play which looks at how it might have been as a woman in Lear’s court is both fascinating and apt. We found out this week that we have been accepted for both Sawston and Cambridge, so please join us on the 22nd March at Sawston or the 27th April ad Cambridge, where you will be treated to a piece of powerful and thought provoking drama.