New Committee Elected!

We are delighted to announce the election of a new committee for 2015/16 – thank you to all last year’s committee, and the best of luck to the incoming one. The positions elected were as follows:

President – Jo Lloyd

Secretary – Tom Taplin

Treasurer – Stephanie Friend

Publicity and Communications – Gaia Lambert

Technical Officer – Cat Watts

Comedy rep and general member positions are still up for grabs – if you want to stand, or have any other questions, please direct them at Jo or Tom!

The Bald Prima Donna – Corpus Playroom, 25th-29th November

The Mighty Players are pleased to announce our second funded show this term, The Bald Prima Donna, which will run at the Corpus Playroom from Tuesday 25th to Saturday 29th of November at 21:30, with an extra matinee on Thursday at 14:30.

Book tickets here!

The Bald Priam Donna - Mich. '14The Martins are invited to dinner at the Smiths’ and the evening gets more and more peculiar… Mr and Mrs Martin no longer recognise each other, the maid thinks she’s Sherlock Holmes and thanks to the arrival of the local fire chief, the evening descends into chaos and mindless gibberish.

Performed in French, with English surtitles, this production explores the power of language and the breakdown of communication between the play’s characters. Ionesco deftly satirises almost all aspects of life in the play he famously referred to as “a parody of everything”.

This rambunctious and energetic production embraces the humour in Ionesco’s absurdist masterpiece. Expect an extravaganza of language, physical comedy, music, mime and endless silliness.

SAVED by Edward Bond – Corpus Mainshow 21st-25th October

The Mighty Players are proud to co-present ‘Saved’ by Edward Bond, a play which caused controversy on its release in 1965 and has been unduly neglected since. On all this week at the Corpus Playroom, this production demonstrates that the play has not lost its power to shock and challenge.

7pm, Tuesday 21st – Saturday 25th October, Corpus Playrooms

SAVED - Mich. '14Following the lives of young working-class South Londoners, Bond’s play asks uncomfortable questions about violence, empathy and individuals ignored by society. The world of perfunctory sex and repressed aggression occupied by twenty-somethings Len, Pat and Fred looks uncomfortably similar to our own era, one defined by widespread teen pregnancy, the London riots and the case of Baby P. Balancing bleakness with optimism and tragedy with the blackest comedy, the power of Bond’s vision remains undimmed, and never more relevant for a contemporary audience.


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Welcome Freshers!

Welcome to everyone new to Selwyn or to Cambridge drama!

Hopefully you’ve had a chance to meet us at the Freshers’ Fair or at our Squash last night to ask any questions you have about drama at Selwyn and Cambridge. If you haven’t and want to find out more about who we are and what we do, or just want to be added to our email list then head to the ‘Committee’ tab and get in touch!

We are pleased to announce that our Freshers’ Play this term will be The Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde. It will be performed at the end of term in The Diamond, Selwyn. Right now we’re appointing a director and producer, but if you want to get involved as an actor or in a backstage role, expect an email by the end of the week.

We exist to introduce people (from Selwyn and beyond) to drama at University, so enthusiasm and not experience is the qualifying criteria for getting involved! Drop us an email if you have any further questions.

Present Laughter (Noel Coward) – Freshers’ Play

The Mighty/Shirley Players Freshers’ Play 2013 starts TOMORROW! Performances are Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 in the McGrath Centre in St Catherine’s.

This gloriously witty and semi-autobiographical farce is the sort of play that earned Coward his reputation as one of the country’s finest comedy writers. It follows the mid-life crisis of a comic actor, Garry Essendine, whose self-obsession leads him into a whole host of sticky situations.

Tickets will be £4 (£6 for non students) and available on the door from 7pm on both nights. If you’d like to reserve tickets in advance, please email

Present Laughter








Garry Essendine – Joe Sidebotham
Liz Essendine – Zoe Evans
Miss Erikson – Sarah Caulfield
Joanna Lyppiatt – Rose Lander
Monica Reed – Mollie Cornell
Roland Maule – Marco Young
Fred – Ash Rosen
Henry Lyppiatt – Will Fairbairn
Morris Dixon – Shaun Palmer
Daphne Stillington – Em Miles
Lady Saltburn – Jo Lloyd


Director – Mike Hood
Assistant Director – Ash Rosen
Producer – Jo Lloyd
Assistant Producer – Cathy Thomas
Creative Director/Stage Manager – Susanna Worth
Set Designer – Jess Kelly
Lighting Designer – Sheralyn Loh
Wardrobe Supervisor – Leanne Walstow

Tickle the Bishop – Sunday 13th October

Come along to Selwyn Bar tonight at 7:30 for an evening of amazing comedy completely for free!

We’ve spent a long afternoon gathering some of the best talent in Cambridge that was available on the night; all you have to do is turn up and listen.

Blank PosterFeaturing the familiar faces of Dan Eastment, Milo Edwards, Jon Beilby and Bryan Ghosh, as well as a number of newcomers to Tickle the Bishop, including Henry Anderson-Elliott, James Wilkinson, Archie Henderson-Cleland and Adrian Gray. All compèred by Josh Pugh Ginn.

Tickle the Bishop: a man walks into a bar, everyone laughs.

Freshers’ Squash Tonight!

Our Freshers’ Squash will be held tonight in the Chadwick Room between 7 and 8pm. This is an opportunity to drop in and chat to the current committee about the Mighty Players, Cambridge drama and our freshers’ play, which we get freshers to direct, act in, produce, design and publicise this term – no experience necessary!

This year our play is Present Laughter by Noel Coward, and will be a joint venture with the St Catherine’s Shirley Players to be performed in St Catherine’s towards the end of term.

Welcome, Freshers!

Each year, when the new students start in Michaelmas, the Mighty Players organise a play which is directed, produced and acted entirely by freshers (or those trying drama for the first time!). The production is always great fun and is a brilliant way to make your first steps as an actor, director, publicist, designer, or producer. It’s also a good way of meeting other like minded freshers, from Selwyn and beyond.

The details of this term’s production are being finalised, but you can ask any questions you have to members of the committee at the Selwyn Freshers’ Fair, on Monday, or at The Mighty Players Squash later in the week (details available at the Fair).

Also, don’t miss out on the freshers’ edition of Tickle the Bishop, our regular comedy evening, on Sunday 13th October in the Bar.

Annual Dinner – Monday 13th May

The Mighty Players are pleased to announce that our Annual Black Tie Dinner will be held on Monday 13th May in Selwyn College. After a year’s absence, our annual celebration of all things theatrical and dramatic in Selwyn returns!

Tickets cost £23 for a three course meal, including wine and port. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Josh and Hannah (jgp25 / hq213) indicating any dietary requirements by 6pm on Monday 6th May.

This year we will be joined by members of Girton Amateur Dramatics Society in celebration of co-operation and closer ties between the smaller collegiate drama societies.