Performance showcase

Events — Performance showcase Various rooms at ARU Cambridge Campus & Covent Garden Drama Studio.
19 May 2022, 18:00 — 28 May 2022, 18:00

Please see below a list of events featuring in our 2022 performance showcase listed in chronoligcal order.

Please note that some of these events are ticketed, which is highlighted within each event. Tickets can be booked on the New Theatre Peterborough Sell a door website.



Title of the play: If the Future Could Speak

Date/Time: Thursday 19 May, 6.00pm

Venue: LAB 028


Sypnosis: A group of friends with totally different views on life, meet at a crossroads, where they will learn that life is not a straight line.

Tickets required?: No

Credits: Author: Ednizer Jorge-Tomas

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Title of the play: Nine to five

Date/Time: Friday 20 May and Saturday 21 May, 7.30pm

Venue: Mumford Theatre


Sypnosis: Nine to five is a light-hearted, feel-good comedy packed with laughs, love, and new-found friendships. This hilarious production shows the trials and tribulations of three leading ladies facing the challenges of working in a sexist work environment in 1979. Will their hypocritical, egotistical, lying boss stay on top or are the tables finally turning? Inspired by the legendary 80s film, and originally produced by Dolly Parton herself, this smash-hit musical focusses on standing up, teaming up, and taking care of business!

Tickets required?: Yes, tickets available on Selladoor.

Credits: Author: Patricia Resnick / Music by: Dolly Parton

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Title of the play: It’s Okay Not to Know

Date/Time:  Saturday 21 May, 2.00pm

Venue: Science Centre Atrium


Sypnosis: "An intriguing performance displaying youth anxiety over the future. The pressure placed on young people by society is expressed through a collection of scenes, songs, poetry, and dance which raise thought-provoking questions. This visual performance will give an insight into the emotions and worries of young adults who are faced with the decision of who they are and what they want to be in the future. Isolated and confused they are led to question why they need to know and why they need to know it now."

Tickets required?: No

Credits: Author: Elena Rigoni

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Title of the play: Lights Over Tesco's Car Park

Date/Time: Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 May, 7.30pm

Venue: Covent Garden

Sypnosis: Lights Over Tesco's Car Park is an exploration into the final frontier, space! Packed with wacky articles, strange stories, and plenty of flying saucers we would love to welcome you to join us as we ponder the question: are we alone in the universe? Remember that all of this is true...

Tickets required?: Yes, tickets available on Selladoor.

Credits: Author: Jack Bradfield & Poltergeist Theatre

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Title of the play: Fight for Our Future

Date/Time: Tuesday 24 May, TBD

Venue: LAB 028

Sypnosis: Fight For Our Future is a creative and unique walkthrough exhibition demonstrating the detrimental effect of ocean pollution.

Tickets required?: No

Credits: Author: Paige Donoghue

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Title of the play: The Journey

Date/Time: Wednesday 25 May, 7.30pm

Venue: Covent Garden

Sypnosis: Passengers from all around the world aboard a not-so-normal train. As the trip progresses the tension builds until suddenly the train stops and people are forced to interact. Thought-provoking conversations ensue, and each character goes through their own journey of eliminating stereotypes and preconceived notions about each person’s culture and background. Hope for a better, more accepting society brings everyone together into a celebration of artforms from different countries through dance, song and theatre.

Tickets required?: Yes, tickets available on Selladoor.

Credits:  Author: Eleana Ray, Beatriz Bastos-Goncalves, Saria Kelly, Elena Rigoni, Handming Zhang, Tariq Daniels

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Title of the play: The Wonderful World of Dissocia

Date/Time: Friday 27, 7.30pm and Saturday 28 May, 2.00pm

Venue: Mumford Theatre

Sypnosis: Lisa Jones is on a journey. It's a colourful and exciting off-kilter trip in search of one lost hour that has tipped the balance of her life. The inhabitants of the wonderful world she finds herself in - Dissocia - are a curious blend of the funny, the friendly and the brutal

Tickets required?: Yes, tickets available on Selladoor.

Credits: Author: Anthony Neilson

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Title of the play: Music Concert

Date/Time: Saturday 28 May, 6.00pm

Venue: Recital Hall

Sypnosis: Concert Mashup – Come watch some original music mixed up with a variety of covers of your favourite artists

Tickets required?: No

Credits:  Organiser: Daniela Galhoz

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Title of the play: Cabaret

​​​​​​​Date/Time: Saturday 28 May, 7.30pm

Venue: Covent Garden 

Sypnosis: Welcome to Cabaret: A Night After Dark. An entertaining variety show of acts which guarantee to leave you laughing, weeping and on your feet in applause! We invite you to a wondrous night of song, dance, and celebration in Covent Garden Studio - Cambridge, prepare to be dazzled!

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Tickets required?: Yes, tickets available on Selladoor.

​​​​​​​Credits:  Author: Dylan Jenkins, Luzia Nascimento, Jade Uzomah, Claudia Agnes, Abigail McEwan

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