Located on the top floor of our venue is our wonderfully intimate fringe theatre
ABOUT THE SPACE

Featuring the best of professionally touring fringe theatre, cabaret, musical theatre & home produced productions. We love the marvellously unique and quirky! Our flexible studio allows the performance to play in any layout, with a maximum capacity of 100, which always delivers an up close and personal experience. You can expect a delightfully diverse programme of theatre and events at the Town and Gown Theatre throughout the year. Booking in advance is recommended!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: For performances after 19th July.

We are working hard to make sure our theatre performances are as safe as possible. We will be following all current government guidance for COVID safety. Our theatre has had an excellent air extraction system fitted recently & hand sanitiser is available throughout the venue. Face coverings are no longer mandatory in our theatre, but please do feel free to wear one if you wish. 

Due to the inimate nature of the theatre space we operate a strict no latecomers policy. If you are late you may not be able to be admitted to the theatre and refunds will not be available.

Please note: All tickets will be fully refundable or transferable if any COVID 19 related issues arise. 

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SESKA: bullinachinashop

24th October | 3pm |  Tickets £12.50 adult £7.50 child

Entertaining crowds from Trinidad to Mumbai.

Flying in for just ONE EXCLUSIVE Cambridge show ! DO NOT MISS ! A turbo-charged chaotic comedy magic show for all ages. Kids laugh out loud , dads fart out loud and mums faint at his feet!

recommended for ages 5+

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24th October | 3pm |  Tickets £12.50 adult £7.50 child

Entertaining crowds from Trinidad to Mumbai.

Flying in for just ONE EXCLUSIVE Cambridge show ! DO NOT MISS ! A turbo-charged chaotic comedy magic show for all ages. Kids laugh out loud , dads fart out loud and mums faint at his feet!

Buy tickets quick -he sells out fast. Sold out at Cambridge Comedy Festival

‘My kids loved him ‘ – Jonathan Ross

recommended for ages 5+

Please note: All tickets will be fully refundable or transferable if any COVID 19 related issues arise. 

 
Shell Suit Cher: Believe in Bingo

27th October | Regular Event | 7:30pm | £15

Tracey Collins AKA Tina T’urner Tea Lady & Audrey Heartburn brings you her brand new character SHELL SUIT CHER!!
Imagine if Cher left showbiz behind, swapped leather for leisure wear and became a shell suit wearing, chain smoking, bingo host…
Well, imagine no longer as award-winning performer Tracey Collins brings her brand new weird and wonderful character to the stage for SHELL SUIT CHER: I Believe in Bingo!

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27th October | Regular Event | 7:30pm | £15

Tracey Collins AKA Tina T’urner Tea Lady & Audrey Heartburn brings you her brand new character SHELL SUIT CHER!!

Imagine if Cher left showbiz behind, swapped leather for leisure wear and became a shell suit wearing, chain smoking, bingo host…

Well, imagine no longer as award-winning performer Tracey Collins brings her brand new weird and wonderful character to the stage for SHELL SUIT CHER: I Believe in Bingo! 

She’s flammable and her balls are on fire! 

* Laugh, dance and play to win life-changing prizes!

* Singalong to all Cher’s hit songs hilariously reworked!

* Be amazed as Shell Suit Cher unzips the story of her wild journey from Vegas to Mecca and beyond! 

She’s got balls babe!

Please note: All tickets will be fully refundable or transferable if any COVID 19 related issues arise. 

 
Tori Scott: Welcome to the After Party

28th October | 8pm |  Tickets £15

✶✶✶✶✶ “Sheer delight… what a marvel” – British Theatre

Following an “unprecedented break” from live performance, Tori Scott returns to the UK this Autumn with a hilarious brand new show! She may have taken up meditation & perfected her zoom skills during lockdown, but Tori still refuses to learn from her mistakes, so not that much has changed. This Garland for the Grindr era is infamous for celebrating poor life choices and an unconditional love of vodka, whilst blowing you away with her powerhouse vocals. She is “a force to be reckoned with” (Broadway World), desperate to leave the pandemic behind and enjoy a wild night out in Cambridge!

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28th October | 8pm |  Tickets £15

✶✶✶✶✶ “Sheer delight… what a marvel” – British Theatre

Following an “unprecedented break” from live performance, Tori Scott returns to the UK this Autumn with a hilarious brand new show! She may have taken up meditation & perfected her zoom skills during lockdown, but Tori still refuses to learn from her mistakes, so not that much has changed. This Garland for the Grindr era is infamous for celebrating poor life choices and an unconditional love of vodka, whilst blowing you away with her powerhouse vocals. She is “a force to be reckoned with” (Broadway World), desperate to leave the pandemic behind and enjoy a wild night out in Cambridge!

Join Scott on an audacious musical journey of slurred autobiographical stories and songs she stole from other people. Featuring a triple shot of pop classics & a dash of musical theatre, you’re in for “an absolute thrill” (Huffington Post). 

✶✶✶✶ “Utterly shameless… you’ll leave thirsty for more” – West End Wilma

✶✶✶✶ Broadway World   ✶✶✶✶ Live Theatre UK

✶✶✶✶ Theatre Box   ✶✶✶✶ Everything Theatre

Scott is a New York based cabaret star who has performed her sell-out shows in Los Angeles, Dallas, Washington DC, Edinburgh, London, Brighton and on cruise ships throughout the Caribbean, Alaska and Europe.

Please note: All tickets will be fully refundable or transferable if any COVID 19 related issues arise. 

 
Secret Cabaret Club

30th October (SOLD OUT)  | 7:30pm | £20

Time to throw away your cares and worries and climb the curious mountain of talent and joy that is our intimate little cabaret club, uniting top quality entertainers in vivacious variety entertainment and cheeky charm.

A killer line up is planned and all snuggled together by our resident hostess Gloria Squeezers. She’s admittedly been around the block, and there’s not a lot she hasn’t seen, but she brings sexy sassiness and luscious love to everyone she touches (socially distanced of course), as she holds her audiences tight to her bosom and close to her heart.

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30th October (SOLD OUT) | 7:30pm | £20

Time to throw away your cares and worries and climb the curious mountain of talent and joy that is our intimate little cabaret club, uniting top quality entertainers in vivacious variety entertainment and cheeky charm.

Time to throw away your cares and worries and climb the curious mountain of talent and joy that is our intimate little cabaret club, uniting top quality entertainers in vivacious variety entertainment and cheeky charm.

A killer line up is planned and all snuggled together by our resident hostess Gloria Squeezers. She’s admittedly been around the block, and there’s not a lot she hasn’t seen, but she brings sexy sassiness and luscious love to everyone she touches (socially distanced of course), as she holds her audiences tight to her bosom and close to her heart.

Please note: All tickets will be fully refundable or transferable if any COVID 19 related issues arise. 
 
Bonnie and Clyde

3rd-6th November | 8pm |  Tickets £15

“We have chosen to live lives less ordinary…”

Crossing the state border in a stolen Ford V-8 with a trunk of sawn-off shotguns and bootleg whiskey, Bonnie and Clyde have found one last place to hide. Time is ticking – they’re on the run from the law and from reality, but which one will catch them first?

Based on the true story, and set in 1934 in an unnamed southern state of America, Bonnie & Clyde is an intimate and compelling insight into the final hours of one of the world’s most infamous criminal couples.

Professionally produced by the Town and Gown Theatre, Cambridge.

Written by Adam Peck

Directed by Karl Steele

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3rd-6th November | 8pm |  Tickets £15

“We have chosen to live lives less ordinary…”

Crossing the state border in a stolen Ford V-8 with a trunk of sawn-off shotguns and bootleg whiskey, Bonnie and Clyde have found one last place to hide. Time is ticking – they’re on the run from the law and from reality, but which one will catch them first?

Based on the true story, and set in 1934 in an unnamed southern state of America, Bonnie & Clyde is an intimate and compelling insight into the final hours of one of the world’s most infamous criminal couples.

Professionally produced by the Town and Gown Theatre, Cambridge.

Written by Adam Peck

Directed by Karl Steele

“It is all vividly and hauntingly realised…” – The Guardian

“✶✶✶✶ 1/2 – Commit murder for a ticket. But on’y if ya have to” Venue Magazine

Please note: All tickets will be fully refundable or transferable if any COVID 19 related issues arise. 

 
On Your Bike

11th – 13th November | 8pm |  Tickets £12

 A new musical of love, labour and leftover pizza 

Delivering food you don’t get to eat is hungry work. Outside a chicken shop, a group of delivery riders wait for orders, trying to figure out life and love while they do. Threatened by nosy landlords, angry exes and even their own employer, Eatsaroo, they realise they have to group together and take the battle to the bosses. But fighting a billion-dollar algorithm isn’t that easy. 

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11th – 13th November | 8pm |  Tickets £12

A new musical of love, labour and leftover pizza

Delivering food you don’t get to eat is hungry work. Outside a chicken shop, a group of delivery riders wait for orders, trying to figure out life and love while they do. Threatened by nosy landlords, angry exes and even their own employer, Eatsaroo, they realise they have to group together and take the battle to the bosses. But fighting a billion-dollar algorithm isn’t that easy.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Theatre Weekly
“Thoroughly engaging”

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Musical Theatre Review (Awarded their Best Live Musical Award 2021)
“James and Venable are a writing partnership to watch out for […] tomorrow’s stars are right here”. 
 
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Binge Fringe
“This show is a stunning achievement. Raucously witty to it’s core and heartfelt at it’s best. The music is a triumph and the story is deeply emotionally intelligent.”

Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society, responsible for previous Edinburgh Fringe shows such as Six, Rust and Unexpected Item In The Bagging Area, is proud to present On Your Bike, a new musical by Ben James and Cambridge Footlight Joe Venable. James and Venable’s work has previously been described as “ambitious and surprising” and “remarkably unique” (TCS), blending musical genres and using lyrical innovation to create an exciting new style.

Please note: All tickets will be fully refundable or transferable if any COVID 19 related issues arise. 

 
Delivered

15th – 17th November  | 8pm | £13

A Town and Gown and Old Joint Stock Production.

Written by Lisa MacGregor.

When Tabitha receives a liver transplant, she immediately writes to thank her donor family. With her letters left unanswered, she takes matters into her own hands, creating an algorithm to track down the family who saved her life. 

Will Tim return to sender, or is he ready to be delivered?

Delivered is a brand new dark comedy following the lives of two strangers thrown together by science, chance and a fish finger sandwich.

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15th – 17th November  | 8pm | £13

A Town and Gown and Old Joint Stock Production.

Written by Lisa MacGregor.

A brand new dark comedy following the lives of two strangers thrown together by science, chance and a fish finger sandwich.

When Tabitha receives a liver transplant, she immediately writes to thank her donor family. With her letters left unanswered, she takes matters into her own hands, creating an algorithm to track down the family who saved her life. Will Tim return to sender, or is he ready to be delivered?

“…The Transplant Co-ordinator bloke said the family didn’t want to read them. And a part of me was relieved, cus I could write all this sh*t and know that no-one would actually see it. And then I thought, what if I found them myself… wouldn’t that be just so Stacey Dooley of me?”

First workshopped at The Arcola Theatre in 2019, Delivered explores life after transplant and the lengths we’ll go to protect our families, and ourselves, from the truth. 

Delivered is the debut play from Actor/Writer Lisa MacGregor, and is inspired by her own family’s liver transplant journey. 

This professional production is co-produced by the Town and Gown Theatre and Old Joint Stock Theatre, Birmingham.

Please note: All tickets will be fully refundable or transferable if any COVID 19 related issues arise. 

 
Scream Phone

18th – 20th November | 8pm |  Tickets £12

It’s 1989, the girls are having a sleepover and you’re like, totally invited!

 Scream meets Clueless in this hilarious spoof horror musical! 

Directed by Pappy’s Tom Parry, and based on the retro classic game Dream Phone, Scream Phone will take you on a killer journey back to the 80’s with an infectious original* soundtrack. 

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18th – 20th November | 8pm |  Tickets £12

It’s 1989, the girls are having a sleepover and you’re like, totally invited!

Pillow fights in their underwear, singing into hairbrushes, and gossiping about their crushes, what could possibly go wrong? As long as they don’t answer the over-sized pink phone… dun dun DUUUN!

Scream meets Clueless in this hilarious spoof horror musical! 

Directed by Pappy’s Tom Parry, and based on the retro classic game Dream Phone, Scream Phone will take you on a killer journey back to the 80’s with an infectious original* soundtrack.

*Disclaimer: These songs are all original, so you won’t (well, you might) recognise some of your favourite 80’s hits. 

“A show that won’t just tickle and tantalise, it’s an absolute thrilling treat.” North West End ★★★★★

“This spoof horror musical will have you in fits of laughter, on the edge of your seat and in admiration throughout.” Three Weeks ★★★★★

“This trio can rightfully lay claim to the camp musical comedy crown at the [Edinburgh] fringe this year” The Stage ★★★★

Please note: All tickets will be fully refundable or transferable if any COVID 19 related issues arise. 

 
Big Deal Comedy

REGULAR MONTHLY EVENT | 7:30pm | £15

We’ve joined forces with BIG DEAL COMEDY to bring you a regular comedy night to the Town and Gown.

Big Deal Comedy are a Cambridge born company who specialise in running intimate comedy nights, bringing together the best new and experienced comics on the circuit.

Grab a drink, take a seat, and relax with a giggle in our relaxed fringe theatre.

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REGULAR MONTHLY EVENT | 7:30pm | £15

We’ve joined forces with BIG DEAL COMEDY to bring you a regular comedy night to the Town and Gown.

Big Deal Comedy are a Cambridge born company who specialise in running intimate comedy nights, bringing together the best new and experienced comics on the circuit.

Grab a drink, take a seat, and relax with a giggle in our relaxed fringe theatre.

Our theatre will comply with a COVID 19 regulations.

Due to the inimate nature of the theatre space we operate a strict no latecomers policy. If you are late you will not be able to be admitted to the theatre and refunds will not be available.

Please note: All tickets will be fully refundable or transferable if any COVID 19 related issues arise. 
 
Molecular Mixology & Musicals with Cambridge Gin Lab

27th November 7:30pm  |  Tickets £45

We have joined forces with the Cambridge Gin Laboratory to bring you a theatrical gin tasting delight.

Join us for an explosive extravaganza where distillation meets drama in a 90 minute interactive tasting experience unlike anything you’ve seen before.

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27th November 7:30pm  |  Tickets £45

We have joined forces with the Cambridge Gin Laboratory to bring you a theatrical gin tasting delight.

Join us for an explosive extravaganza where distillation meets drama in a 90 minute interactive tasting experience unlike anything you’ve seen before.

Take centre stage in your own molecular mixology masterclass, applying tricks and techniques developed by trail-blazing bartenders (all under the watchful eye of our qualified PhD Chemist) to create dizzying, dazzling and delicious drinks suitable for the star of any show!

Please note: All tickets will be fully refundable or transferable if any COVID 19 related issues arise. 

 
Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Musical Radio Play

2nd – 24th December | Various Times |  Tickets £20 – £23

When a department store Santa claims he’s the real Kris Kringle, his case gets taken all the way to the Supreme Court and a little girl’s belief makes the difference in the ‘miracle.’

To make your visit extra festive why not add on Christmas pre-theatre dining to your booking and enjoy our festive menu before the show!

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2nd – 24th December | Various Times |  Tickets £20 – £23

When a department store Santa claims he’s the real Kris Kringle, his case gets taken all the way to the Supreme Court and a little girl’s belief makes the difference in the ‘miracle.’

With live Foley effects and a 4 part harmony score of holiday carols, Miracle on 34th Street is a beloved musical that will melt even the most cynical of hearts.

This professional production is produced by the Town and Gown Theatre, directed by Karl Steele originally for the Old Joint Stock Theatre, Birmingham.

★★★★★ – “Festive, fun and joyful” – Broadway World UK

★★★★ – “Heartwarming” –  The Reviews Hub

★★★★ – “A big Santa’s sack-worth or festive cheer” What’s On

Please note: All tickets will be fully refundable or transferable if any COVID 19 related issues arise. 

 
Bingo at Tiffany's with Audrey Heartburn

3rd December | REGULAR EVENT |  7:30pm  |  Tickets £15

Daaarlings!

Calling all dream makers, heart breakers and bingo lovers!

Join award winning character comedian Tracey Collins (Tina T’urner Tea Lady) as she hosts Bingo at Tiffany’s with Audrey Heartburn! An evening of hilarious bingo games, raucous singalongs and glamorous dancing!

Whether you like your bingo classy or trashy award winning character comedian Tracey Collins has got you covered!

Hosted by either the lady delightful ‘Audrey Heartburn’ or leisure wearing, chain smoking ‘Shell Suit Cher’ this evening is the most hilarious, fun, ridiculous night going outside of Mecca!

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3rd December | REGULAR EVENT |  7:30pm  |  Tickets £15

Daaarlings!

Calling all dream makers, heart breakers and bingo lovers!

Join award winning character comedian Tracey Collins (Tina T’urner Tea Lady) as she hosts Bingo at Tiffanies with Audrey Heartburn! An evening of hilarious bingo games, raucous singalongs and glamorous dancing!

Laugh, dance and play to win luxury prizes as Audrey spins her deluxe cage of bingo balls and shakes her maracas to a marvellous party soundtrack.

Fresh from performing all over the UK, including a sell-out Edinburgh Festival Fringe run in 2019, Audrey Heartburn leaves Hollywood once again in search of love and laughter in the real world. 

Go for gold, darlings! 

33 – G&T!

48 – Lets gyrate!

​”A masterpiece of elation and delight” – ROBIN INCE
“A remarkable tour de force. Generates waves of laughter” – ARTHUR SMITH
“A creative dynamo” – THE OXFORD MAIL
“Embodies the spirit of alternative cabaret” – CHORTLE
 ★★★★★”Side-splitting” – THE GAY UK
★★★★★ “The queen of character comed​y” – TO DO LIST
★★★★★ “Superb audience-teasing character cabaret” – THE WEE RE​VIEW ​​
AWARDS:
2019 New Act of The Year Finalist
Musical Comedy Awards Finalist
Winner Best Newcomer London Cabaret Awards
Best Comedy Nominee West End Wilma Awards
Please note: All tickets will be fully refundable or transferable if any COVID 19 related issues arise. 
 
Father Frost

27th – 30th December  | 3pm | £12.50 Adult £7.50 child

This beautiful wintry Russian fairy-tale is retold through a funny and heart-warming new musical for all the family.

Recommended for ages 6+

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27th – 30th December  | 3pm | £12.50 Adult £7.50 child

This beautiful wintry Russian fairy-tale is retold through a funny and heart-warming new musical for all the family. 

With a spiteful stepmother and a spoilt stepsister constantly bossing her around, life isn’t always easy for Alina, with Max the dog as her only companion. Still, Alina does what she can to remain cheerful, and to help those she sees in need all around her.

But just when she needs a friend more than ever before, she meets a kind and mysterious old man – Morozko, and his cheeky boy – Jack. Suddenly everything about Alina’s life looks set to change forever…

Father Frost is a funny and heart-warming new musical retelling this classic wintry Russian fairy-tale. There are dancing trees, howling wolves and a singing dog in this fun-filled show for all the family, packed with catchy tunes and colourful characters!

Please note: All tickets will be fully refundable or transferable if any COVID 19 related issues arise. 
 
Jack Stark: Tea, Bee, Sea.

14th & 15th Jan 2022  | 7:30pm | £12

Frenzied, silly and silent comedy from cabaret clown Jack Stark. 

Dinosaurs. Romance. Ferrero Rocher. Shakespeare. An hour of ridiculous escapism about procrastination – with an awesome soundtrack. But what’s it all actually about? That’s TBC. 

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14th & 15th Jan 2022  | 7:30pm | £12

Frenzied, silly and silent comedy from cabaret clown Jack Stark. 

Dinosaurs. Romance. Ferrero Rocher. Shakespeare. An hour of ridiculous escapism about procrastination – with an awesome soundtrack. But what’s it all actually about? That’s TBC. 

Having trained with masters of clowning such as Gaulier and de Castro, Jack Stark (and his alter ego Kiki Lovechild) has toured variety circuits for the last 16 years. This is his sixth theatre clown show, after a string of four and five star reviews on previous tours. 

“He displayed a virtuoso masterclass in physical comedy. There are a lot of clown or physical theatre acts in cabaret these days that are not completely thought through but his antics rise far above the usual fare.” This is Cabaret

“a wonderful clown that smacks of the black and white films of old. His physicality is simple and fluid and his enjoyment of what he does shines through brightly.” The Metropolist

“He fills us all with wonder, laughter and love. His performance is always touching, always funny and somehow more beautiful than a sunrise, a sunset or an enchanted forest. His is a unique work of art.” Fringe Review

Please note: All tickets will be fully refundable or transferable if any COVID 19 related issues arise. 
 
With One Look

27th- 29th Jan 2022 | 7:30pm + 2:30pm Sat Matinee | £13

Confidant to the stars, Vivienne de Vil celebrates some of the leading ladies of musical theatre, spilling some of their deepest secrets and singing their iconic songs!

Join Vivienne de Vil, Broadway veteran and confidant to the stars, as she celebrates some of the most iconic women of Musical Theatre, from Streisand to Minnelli or Paige to LuPone. With One Look is an intimate evening of untold stories and the songs these women made famous, featuring live musicians.

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27th- 29th Jan 2022 | 7:30pm + 2:30pm Sat Matinee | £13

Confidant to the stars, Vivienne de Vil celebrates some of the leading ladies of musical theatre, spilling some of their deepest secrets and singing their iconic songs!

Join Vivienne de Vil, Broadway veteran and confidant to the stars, as she celebrates some of the most iconic women of Musical Theatre, from Streisand to Minnelli or Paige to LuPone. With One Look is an intimate evening of untold stories and the songs these women made famous, featuring live musicians.

‘Vivienne de Vil is a real joy to behold’ – West End Wilma

‘Stunning Vocals’ – Pocketsize Theatre

‘Certainly one to watch!’ – Elaine Page – BBC Radio 2

Please note: All tickets will be fully refundable or transferable if any COVID 19 related issues arise. 

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