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.
Wed 18th – Sat 21st January 2017
Following their NODA award-winning production of Sister Act, CaOS returns to Cambridge Arts Theatre with Annie, the world’s favourite family musical. Set in 1930s New York during the Great Depression, brave young Annie is forced to live a life of misery and torment at Miss Hannigan’s orphanage. Tickets £18-£33
The Full Monty
Mon 23rd – Sat 28th January 2017
In 1997, a British film about six out of work Sheffield steelworkers with nothing to lose, took the world by storm! Now, they’re back in Cambridge and they really have to go The Full Monty…live on stage. Tickets £18-£38
The Winter’s Tale
Tue 31st January – Sat 4th February 2017
One of Shakespeare’s greatest plays, The Winter’s Tale, though written at the same period as The Tempest, smashes all the rules that The Tempest follows. Unity of time, place and action and hurled aside as we range across Europe, from court to country, from high tragedy to low comedy, across a time span of sixteen years. Tickets £18-£33
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
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.