Sketch Night: The Night of the Amorous Prawn 19/06/14


Add another event to your May Week diary! On Thursday night, just as things are quieting down elsewhere, in Pembroke’s New Cellars a brigade of sketch comedy talent will hot the night back up again, with Pembroke Players’ new sketch night – THE NIGHT OF THE AMOROUS PRAWN.

Footlights irregulars Robert Oldham, Thomas Fairbairn, Robert Eyers, Patrick Brooks, Natasha Cutler, Jamie Armitage and Orlando Gibbs bring an hour of fresh hilarity in (possibly) the last comedy event this term. 

Tickets are £5, and available on the door. After the overwhelming success of our Golden Gods Smoker, we are initiating a free ticket reservation system. To be guaranteed a seat, simply sign up using the link below. Still pay on the door, but if your name’s on the list you definitely won’t be turned away.

Be there. It’ll be amazing.


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The Pembroke Players Garden Party 2014: Tickets now on sale!

The title says it all, really! Follow the link below to reserve your ticket. The Garden Party will be held in the Fellows’ Garden of Pembroke College on Monday 16th of June, from 2-4pm. Tickets must be reserved in advance, and an entry fee of £7 will be charged at the door.

The event is proving very popular, and spaces are limited, so book now to avoid disappointment!

Reserve tickets.

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Golden Gods Smoker: Line up



Exciting news! The set list is now finalised for Saturday’s Golden Gods Smoker. Prepare to giggle, chuckle, and maybe clap a bit, as


Ken Cheng

Ben Pope

Milo Edwards

Ted Hill

Orlando Gibbs

Jamie Armitage

Charlie Robb

Natasha Cutler

Jamie Fenton and Will Dalrymple

Robert Oldham and Thomas Fairbairn

Haydn Jenkins


Alex Paige


stand in front of you and make you laugh.


And trust me, they WILL make you laugh.


This is an amazing selection of performers! We are proud to be hosting them in the newly redecorated New Cellars, and the Golden Gods Smoker is shaping up to be the best comedy night of the term.

Details: 8pm May 3rd, New Cellars

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FINAL Day of Auditions for OCCUPIED at the Fringe!


Day three of auditions commences tomorrow. We’re transferring from New Cellars to the Small Dressing Room of Corpus Playroom. We’ll be there from 2-5pm, so you have plenty of time to pop in and wow us.

Extracts will be provided at the door. You may be asked to do a short improvisation. No previous experience is necessary, and all are welcome! This is a really great show – you won’t want to miss out. Email the producer, John (jk563) with any questions, or to arrange an alternative time.

Join the Facebook Event Page here.

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Auditions: Golden Gods Smoker

ImageThe Golden Gods Smoker is the most exciting event of Exam Term – and we need as may people as possible to be part of it. If you can get to Pembroke’s New Common Room between 10:00 and 14:00 tomorrow (Saturday 26th), then come and audition!


We’re looking for sketches, stand up routines, comic monologues, funny songs and poems – anything that will make people laugh.


Debut performers, casual performers or regulars – please allcome along. The more eclectic a selection of acts we end up with, the better. So no one’s going to be turned down for not fitting our format. As long as you’re funny, you’re on!


An ideal length for sketches is around 3 minutes, but that’s just a rule of thumb. And feel free to bring along more than one.


Any questions, send me an email –


So you’ve got no excuse – see you there!

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Edinburgh Fringe Festival Auditions: OCCUPIED by Harry Buckoke


Auditions for Occupied by Harry Buckoke will take place early next week! This student-written play won the Other Prize last year, and was staged in Corpus Playroom in November by the Marlowe Society. We will be taking it to Greenside Venues, Royal Court, in Edinburgh for weeks 2 and 3 of the Fringe Festival in August. The audition times are as follows:

Monday 28 April, 4.30 – 6pm, Pembroke New Cellars
Tuesday 29 April, 2 – 4.30pm, Pembroke New Cellars
Wednesday 30 April, 2 – 4.30pm, venue tbc

We are looking for a cast of 8 enthusiastic actors (5m, 3f) for our production. Actors must be available for rehearsals in Cambridge towards the end of this term, and for the first week of August, in Edinburgh. The play will run from August 10th until the 23rd. Extracts will be provided at the door, and you may be asked to perform a short improvisation. No previous experience necessary. Please contact the producer John (jk563) with any questions, or to arrange an alternative time.

For directions to New Cellars, see this previous post!

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Applications are still open for EDINBURGH and MAY WEEK shows


Applications for funding for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival are still open! We are looking for original and innovative shows to take to the Fringe and welcome all applications. 

If you are interested, please email the president Constance Chapman (cc708) giving the following details about your show:

1) Please give a detailed description of the play that you wish to take to the Fringe – plot, genre, plans for set and staging etc. 

2) Please indicate the (estimated) size of your company and the planned length of your run in Edinburgh 

3) Please give a detailed budget breakdown and any details of funding that you have already been awarded/ have applied for 

4) Why do you think that this show would do well at the Fringe? Points that you may wish to include are: details of target demographic; how you will utilise your chosen venue; plans for publicity and any other relevant information.

We are also opening applications for our May Week show which is traditionally held outside in Pembroke’s beautiful gardens, but may be held in New Cellars if necessary. We are looking for a light-hearted and fun production with ideally minimal set though we welcome all applications. Please contact the president Constance Chapman (cc708) or artistic director John King (jk563) for further details.

Deadline: Friday 25th April, 9pm

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