We are happy to stage shows at any venue in Cambridge, either Main Shows or Late Shows. Last term’s calendar included ‘Play It Again, Sam’ by Woody Allen and ‘8’ by Dustin Lance Black; our Japan Tour production of ‘Two Gentlemen of Verona’ returned for its home run in The Corpus Playroom; we held our Michaelmas ‘Sticky Floor Smoker’ in New Cellars, and our annual ‘Freshers’ Panto’ took place in Week 8.
Comedy is a big part of the Pembroke Players; while the Sticky Floor and Golden Gods smokers brighten up Michaelmas and Easter, Lent term sees our (upcoming!) Black Tie Smoker, “the classiest event on the Cambridge comedy calendar”.
The Pembroke Players are also active outside Cambridge! The Japan Tour has been running for 4 years and has hit its stride taking Shakespeare to Japan. Recent tours have included Two Gentlemen of Verona, Much Ado About Nothing, and The Tempest. In addition we support Pembroke students who choose to take part in University touring drama, by way of the Peter Cook Fund. We funded two shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival last year – a devised piece of verbatim theatre called ‘Snap Out of It!’ and a circus show based on a classic, ‘Chaucer All Strung Up’.
Our primary aim is to encourage student theatre within Cambridge with particular regard to Pembroke students. No one who takes part in Pembroke Players is required to have any experience for any role. You can either dip your feet in the edge of the pool or jump fully clothed into the deep end of drama life. All we ask for is dedication and excitement. Please do take a look around our site and then get in touch with us to find out more and get involved!