Realisation: Recent works by Susan Aldworth and Jane Dixon
13th September 2016 – 5th February 2017
This exhibition of beautiful contemporary graphics by two British artists challenges our assumptions of reality and identity. Jane Dixon’s photograms, Evidence of Doubt, appear to be photographic records of real organic forms, but prove to be imaginary and drawn by the artist’s hand. The intangible images in Susan Aldworth’s two series of prints, Transience and Passing Thoughts, resist recognition and identification, yet they actually derive from the physical touch of human brain tissue, and portray real people. Evidence of Doubt is exhibited here for the first time and includes two photograms commissioned specially by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum.
Mary Chapin Carpenter
Sunday 5th February 2017
Five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Mary Chapin Carpenter hits the road in 2017, performing songs from her expansive 14-album catalog and new songs from her latest record The Things That We Are Made Of, released May 6, 2016.
Sue Perkins Live! in Spectacles
Thursday 16th February 2017
Sue is best known for being one quarter of double act Mel and Sue. In 2008 she won the BBC show Maestro culminating in her conducting at The Last Night of the Proms. She has created the acclaimed travel documentary The Mekong River with Sue Perkins, hosts new shows Insert Name Here and Spelling Bee and is a regular on Have I Got News For You, Just a Minute, QI and The News Quiz ….and there’s that cake show on BBC1.
Saturday 4th March 2017
Following its extraordinarily successful appearance last year, the award-winning Philharmonia Orchestra returns with another outstanding concert that looks sure to be a highlight of this year’s Classical Series
Whitney – Queen of the Night
Friday 17th March 2017
A stunning celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest singers of our time. This award winning production features a stellar line-up with rising West End star Rebecca Freckleton delivering a powerhouse and breathtaking performance as Whitney.
Wed 8th – Sat 11th February 2017
'All live to die and rise to fall' Edward II lives in the shadow of his father, who conquered Wales and waged war to annex Scotland. But can Edward follow his father’s legacy? Tickets £18-£28
Mon 13th – Saturday 18th February 2017
One of the greatest thrillers of all-time comes to Cambridge, starring the highly acclaimed stage and television actress Kara Tointon. Patrick Hamilton’s Gaslight is a masterpiece of suspenseful playwriting that will have you on the edge of your seat. Tickets £18-£38
Richard Alston Dance Company
Mon 20th – Tues 21st February 2017
Richard Alston Dance Company return to the Arts Theatre with a knock-out programme of superbly skilled choreography to music from all over the world. In his brand-new Tangent, Martin Lawrance explores the vivid accents and attack of Tango. Four couples, intertwined but shifting and subtly syncopating, glide through the Four Seasons of Buenos Aires by Tango master Piazzolla, played live by Jason Ridgway on piano. Tickets £23-£33
Wed 22nd – Sat 25th February 2017
Sometime, in the not-too-distant future, composer Jerome struggles vainly to complete his life’s masterwork about love. With the help of a deranged android childminder, Jerome hatches a cunning plan to retrieve his source of artistic inspiration, his beloved daughter Geain, from her mother, his hostile estranged ex-wife. Tickets £18-£33
Sun 26th February 2017
Since leaving the House of Commons in 2015, Michael has endeared himself to many with his respect for solid workmanship and creative energy, as found in our great Victorian railways. A historian at heart, he has recently used a Victorian railway guide to take millions of viewers on a historical voyage of discovery through the UK, Ireland, the USA and Europe with his BBC2 documentary series. Tickets £23-£28
Wed 1st – Sat 4th March 2017
With the recession biting hard, Emily and Oliver have decided to downsize and shift their middle-class London lifestyle into a small town in the north of England. One night they open their doors and invite their next door neighbours, Dawn and Alan, into their home. Over the course of a disastrous evening of olives, anchovies, Karl Marx and abstract art; class and culture collide where the consequences are as tragic as they are hilarious! Tickets £18-£33
Tues 7th – Sat 11th March 2017
On one dark and stormy night in the upper day room of the Silver Retirement Home, five elderly ladies are trading stories of their remarkable lives. With the storm floods rising and no rescue team in sight, the ladies are faced with the sudden realisation that in order to survive they are going to have to do what they have done for their entire lives – do it themselves! Tickets £18-£33
Sun 12th & Sun 19th March 2017
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see the critically acclaimed new play by Caryl Churchill, one of our greatest and most inventive living playwrights. Three old friends and a neighbour. A summer of afternoons in the back yard. Tea and catastrophe. Tickets £13-£23
Tues 14th - Sat 18th March 2017
Cambridge Footlights are the world-famous comedy troupe who first aired the talents of some of the foremost British comedians and actors of this century. Founded in 1880, this university drama society boasts an impressive alumni including Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Trevor Nunn and Peter Shaffer. Tickets £18-£33
Tues 21st - Sat 25th March 2017
Winner of the 2016 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, Jessica Swale’s blissfully funny Nell Gwynn embarks on its first ever UK tour, direct from critically acclaimed, sell-out runs in the West End and at the Globe Theatre. Tickets £18-£33
Monday to Friday throughout the year (subject to availability), 10.45am and 11.45am. The Introducing IWM Duxford Tour is a free 20-minute tour of AirSpace, giving visitors an insight into IWM Duxford’s impressive history, the museum today and how to make the most of your visit. Please note that this tour operates subject to availability on the day.