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A battle-of-the-bands competition.
Feb 20, Mar 21, Apr 18, 6.45pm
Austentatious: An Improvised Jane Austen Novel
Each day, an all-star cast improvise a brand new Austen work based on audience suggestions. Full of swooning bonnets, stolen looks and dashing gents.
Red Riding Hood: Norwich Puppet Theatre (Ages 4-7)
A lively re-telling of the traditional folk tale from this acclaimed puppet theatre company.
Mar 29, 11.30am & 2.30pm
£10, child £6, £27 Group of 4
The Brighton-born singer-songwriter and daughter of veteran performer Steve Tilston plays folk originals.
Views From The Bridge
A showcase of Cambridge-based contemporary performance, encompassing dance, drama, comedy, performance art, spoken word and poetry.
Hammer And Tongue Cambridge
Fay Roberts hosts a poetry slam.
Apr 3, May 1, 7.45pm, doors
£7.50, adv £4, adv concs £6
Jesterlarf Comedy Club
Cheeky Cockney stand-up from Rich Wilson. With Thom Tuck and MC Pete Dobbing.
Apr 3, 8.30pm, doors 7.45pm
Ska Train Festival
Four ska bands, featuring The Neville Staple Band, The Dualers, Newtown Kings and Big 10, plus DJs.
Apr 3, 7.30pm-12midnight
John Hegley: I Am Poetato
Join John in this family-friendly show as he dips into an animal alphabet of poems about people, pets and other creatures.
Apr 4, 11.30am & 2.30pm
£10, child £6, £27 group of four
John Hegley: New & Selected Potatoes
The performance poet, comedian and musician hits the road, mandolin in hand, with a performance of pieces new and older.
Warning 20th Birthday
Resident DJs and guests supply drum'n'bass.
Indie-rock from the singer-songwriter and guitarist.
Adio Marchant from Manchester presents genre-bending hip hop, indie and drum'n'bass.
The London-based four-piece alternative rock band performs self-penned material.
Seann Walsh: 28
Observational storytelling from the 2013 Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and star of Channel 4's Stand Up For The Week and BBC1's Live At The Apollo.
My Friend Mole: Birdsnest Theatre (Ages 3-6)
Mole is my best friend, he is brave and funny. Mole goes everywhere I go.
Apr 12, 11.30am & 2.30pm
£10, child £6, £27 Group of 4
The Measures Taken/Preview Of The Grit In The Oyster
Leading new British choreographer, South Bank Award nominee 2014 and Sadler's Wells New Wave Associate, Alexander Whitley showcases two works in his company's inaugural tour.
Josienne Clarke And Ben Walker
The duo performs country and folk.
The Leisure Society
Folk-pop band comprising of Nick Hemming, Christian Hardy, Helen Whitaker, Sebastian Hankins, Michael Siddell and Jon Cox.
Gary Delaney: Purist
Razor-sharp and intelligent one-liners from the Sony Award-winning radio and TV writer.
The band who were originally formed in 1969 performs its classic hard rock and heavy metal material, both old and new.
Apr 17, phone for times
Cambridge Band Competition Final
Strawberry Fair presents the final of the 30th Cambridge Band Competition.
A monthly showcase of the best up and coming acoustic talent from the East of England.
Apr 18, May 16, 7pm, doors
Apr 19, 11.30am & 2.30pm
£10, child £6, £27 group of 4
A husband-and-wife folk duo whose style is rooted in Teeside's musical heritage.
The former Bible songsmith plays folk-pop.
Kris Drever & Boo Hewerdine
The English singer-songwriter performs as a duo with the Scottish folk musician, who is a longtime label stablemate and friend.
The band plays rock music mixing elements of folk, blues, country, classic rock and West Coast with a definite vintage feel.
Christian O?Connell: Breaking Dad
Stories, anecdotes and warm humour about beloved pet death, pensioner sex advice and the inherent evil of Peppa Pig.
The band plays indie rock with support from The Black Cortinas, Glue, The Avenues and Priority.
Fiver Unplugged Masterclass
With acoustic guitarist Ed Boyd.
I Am Kloot
Indie-rock courtesy of the three-piece who hail from Manchester.
The singer from Ukraine performs folk music from her native land.
Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman - Tomorrow Will Follow Today Tour
Contemporary folk originals come courtesy of the award-winning twosome.
Electropop with slow grooves, inspired by medicine and neuroscience.
Indie and contemporary folk originals by the four-piece band who are based in Oxford.
The Green Children: Red Rose Chain (Over 14s)
Multisensory show developed for an audience of teenagers with profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) and additional needs, for them to enjoy with their family and friends.
Apr 28 & 29, 10.30am, 12.30pm & 2.30pm, Apr 29, 6.30pm
This Is How We Die
Christopher Brett Bailey's surreal and absurdist show blends spoken word, storytelling and caustic humour to immerse the audience in lurid tales of paranoia, young love and ultra-violence.
Jesterlarf Comedy Club
Anecdotal stand-up from Geoff Norcott, with John Scott, Peter White and MC Kevin McCarthy.
May 1, 8.30pm, doors 7.45pm
After a 24 month stint in America, folk band Skinny Lister are returning to the UK to headline at a gig.
The artist/poet recites words of love, politics and race.
Kim Noble: You're Not Alone
Blending performance, comedy and film, Kim Noble tries to get close to other people on this planet. Keith for instance. You maybe. You're Not Alone is a provocative, moving and comic production that chronicles one man's attempts at connection, friendship and employment at B&Q. Kim Noble takes his audience on a journey through tower blocks, supermarkets and Facebook, seeking an escape from the loneliness of modern society.
£10, NUS/OAP/concs £6
Andrew Lawrence: Reasons To Kill Yourself
Vitriolic humour from the two-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, who candidly discusses his disenchantment with the comedy industry and the effects on his mental wellbeing.
Lee Thompson And The Silencerz
The 10-piece ensemble performs reggae, ska, funk and Motown.
Matt Forde: 24 Hour Political Party People
Sharp topical humour and quick wit from former political adviser and writer for Channel 4's 8 Out Of 10 Cats and Stand-Up For The Week.
Futuretron playfully asks participants to decide an identity for a newly discovered planet.
May 10, 11.30am, 1.30pm, 3.30pm
Hip hop and rap band from America.
Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys
The Canadian four-piece performs roots.
A flamboyant, playful investigation of identity and belonging, full of the sheer joy of the spoken word. Combining imaginative, highly physical theatre with a visceral, muscular text.
May 14, 4pm & 7.30pm
Veteran classic rock and folk ensemble, led by singer and guitarist Simon Nicol.
The indie band plays progressive punk with support from 28 Boulevard, Sleeve Of Hearts, Horse Party, The Saps and Stormdreamer.
The singer-songwriter performs folk.
Presented by tutti frutti, Rapunzel is a story about a girl who is taken away from what she knows and protected from all the things that she loves. For children aged 3 years plus and their families.
mats May 17, 11.30am & 2.30pm
The Cambridge-based five-piece performs folk.
Ballet and juggling combine in this production directed by Sean Gandini, choreographed by former Royal Ballet dancer Ludovic Ondiviela and performed by the ensemble Camerata Alma Viva.
Betrayal: A Polyphonic Crime Drama: Cambridge Early Music
An immersive dramatisation of intense and unsettling music by Carlo Gesualdo, the Italian Renaissance composer whose radical harmonic experiments were unsurpassed until hundreds of years later, and whose brutal killing of his unfaithful wife and her lover made him one of the most notorious figures in classical music.
May 20 & 21, 8pm, May 22, 7.30pm & 9.30pm
Ed Gamble: Gambletron 5000
Solo stand-up from one of the idiot double act and iTunes chart toppers, Peacock & Gamble.
Watch Out Festival
A day-long showcase of wild and innovative new shows developed with Cambridge Junction.
Observational stand-up from the actress.
Folk singer-songwriter from London.
May 24, 8.30pm, doors 7.45pm
The band performs a fusion of traditional Ukrainian folk and Western rock music.
Dave Gorman: Screen Guild
One of comedy's most innovative thinkers Dave Gorman presents a selection of new material surrounding his observations and frustrations, ahead of his next series of TV show Modern Life is Goodish.
CoCo And The Butterfields
The Canterbury-based eight-piece combo mixes folk and hip hop with elements of rock.
A collaboration between three acoustic musicians from the US, Canada, and the UK.
Barb Jungr: Hard Rain
Barb Jungr performs classic hits by Bob Dylan.
Gandini Juggling: 4x4 Ephemeral Architectures
Four jugglers and four ballet dancers collaborate on a contemporary dance piece.
Ruby Wax: Sane New World
The most recent stand-up show from legendary comic Ruby Wax; based on her book Sane New World.
The Brighton-formed four-piece plays mod rock.
Years & Years
Electronic pop from the London-based trio.
Mark Grist & Mc Mixy
Dead Poets' Death Match.
Danny And The Champions Of The World
Retro rock'n'rolling seven-piece with a back catalogue of vintage folk-rock.
The Other Half - Mark Billingham & My Darling Clementine
Crime-writer Mark Billingham and country duo My Darling Clementine perform a hybrid of song and story.
Alex Horne: The Horne Section
Alex and his five piece band perform a mix of stand-up, cabaret and live music.
Jesterlarf Comedy Club
Stand-up from Jeff Innocent, Larry Dean, Susan Murray and MC Jo Jo Sutherland.
Jun 12, 8.30pm, doors 7.45pm
The soul singer performs with support from Gregory Porter.
Chris Ramsey: All Growed Up
Upbeat anecdotes, feelgood humour and witty observations from the Geordie stand-up, actor and 2011 Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee.
The four-piece band plays indie rock.
The Blackpool-based singer-songwriter performs pop-rock originals.
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