ART & HUMS - Othello, Cambridge Arts Theatre 30.1.20

Our A-Level English Team are delighted to be offering your son/daughter the opportunity to attend a theatre production of Shakespeare’s Othello at The Cambridge Arts Theatre on Thursday 30th January 2020.

Othello has married Desdemona in secret. Iago has a vendetta to attend to. Before long, all three are caught in a web of lies and deceit that threatens to destroy them and everyone they love.

The Marlowe Society (“a powerhouse of theatrical expertise” - Ian McKellen) returns to Cambridge Arts Theatre after its string of recent successful productions including Much Ado About Nothing
and Romeo and Juliet. Cambridge University’s leading dramatic institution, the Marlowe Society, has launched the careers of some of Britain’s greatest actors including Derek Jacobi, Simon Russell Beale, Emma Thompson and Rachel Weisz.

As part of the trip, we have also booked a pre-show talk, starting at 6:30pm at the theatre. This will also be of great benefit to our students, helping them to understand the process by which a play is translated from page to stage. 

Students will need to meet in the bus park at Suffolk One promptly at 12:30pm ready for departure from college at 12.45pm. We will travel to Cambridge via coach and arrive at the theatre in time to allow students the opportunity to go off in small groups to explore the city, do some shopping and get an early tea. They may therefore wish to bring some spending money with them. They will need to meet us back at the theatre at 6pm so that we are ready in good time for the pre-show talk.

The coach will be leaving Cambridge at 22:30 and we anticipate we will be back at One for 23:45.

The cost to partake in this visit will be £34 to cover the theatre ticket price and coach travel to and from the theatre. Payment will need to be received by Friday 15th November 2019

We very much hope that your son/ daughter will make the most of this excellent and relatively local opportunity to see a performance of one of their examined A Level set texts. It should be a really memorable performance and a wonderful opportunity to see live theatre for our students. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me at

 Please return parental permission slip directly to the Finance Office (G104) between the hours of 9.00am-1:15pm by Friday 15th November 2019. Permission below;

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