Opera, drama and musicals announced for spring season at Arts Theatre in Cambridge

The Weir at the Cambridge Arts Theatre

The Weir at the Cambridge Arts Theatre - Credit: Archant

Cambridge Arts Theatre has announced details of its spring season and tickets are on sale now.

The programme covers a wide breadth of genres, including drama, opera, musicals and comedy.

February 1-10 - wartime thriller Pressure, starring David Haig. The true story of two warring Allied meteorologists tasked with predicting the weather conditions for the D-Day landings.

February 14-24 - Art featuring an all-star cast including Stephen Tompkinson, Denis Lawson and Nigel Havers.

March 6-10 - The Weir. In a small Irish town, the locals exchange stories round the crackling fire of Brendan’s pub to while away the hours one stormy night.

March 13-19 - This House. A timely, moving and often amusing insight into the workings of British politics.

March 26-31 - The Winslow Boy, by Terance Rattigan. Having been expelled from the Royal Navy College for stealing a five-shilling postal order, young cadet Ronnie Winslow’s entire family are pulled apart by the repercussions of this charge

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April 9-14 - The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde. Jack wishes to marry Algernon’s cousin the beautiful Gwendolen but first he must convince her mother, the fearsome Lady Bracknell, of the respectability of his parents and past.

April 17-21 - Mozart’s classic comedy opera, The Marriage of Figaro. Figaro and Susanna must overcome every obstacle put in their way by Count Almaviva and his cronies before they can finally be united as man and wife.

April 23-28 - Mary Stuart starring Juliet Stevenson and Lia Williams. Schiller’s political tragedy takes us behind the scenes of some of British history’s most crucial days.

May 3-5 - A Street Car Named Desire. A bold new revival of Tennessee Williams’ timeless masterpiece.

May 8-12 - Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. A twisted tale of nerve-jangling horror. Starring Phil Daniels as both Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

Tickets and more information at: www.cambridgeartstheatre.com or call the box office on: 01223 503333.