Cambridge Junction

Cambridge Junction
Clifton Way, Cambridge, CB1 7GX
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  • Website www.junction.co.uk
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Cambridge Junction

Just 15 minutes walk from the city centre, The Junction prides itself in providing cutting edge and new theatre for the local area. With three main stages (J1 which sits 850, J2 which sits 220 and J3 which is a multipurpose space for rehearsals, talks ,etc).

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Saturday 27 May

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Monday 29 May

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Tuesday 30 May

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Wednesday 31 May

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Thursday 1 June

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Friday 2 June

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Tuesday 6 June

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Wednesday 7 June

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Friday 9 June

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Thursday 15 June

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Friday 16 June

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Saturday 17 June

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Sunday 18 June

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Tuesday 27 June

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Friday 30 June

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Saturday 1 July

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Tuesday 4 July

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Wednesday 12 July

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Friday 14 July

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Saturday 15 July

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Monday 17 July

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Wednesday 19 July

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Saturday 22 July

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Sunday 23 July

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Saturday 19 August

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Saturday 2 September

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Tuesday 5 September

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Saturday 9 September

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Saturday 16 September

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Tuesday 19 September

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Tuesday 26 September

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Thursday 28 September

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Tuesday 3 October

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Tuesday 10 October

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Sunday 15 October

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Saturday 21 October

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Sunday 22 October

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Thursday 2 November

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Wednesday 8 November

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Thursday 9 November

£24.75 01223 511511
2 £22.40 01223 511511

Friday 10 November

£24.75 01223 511511

Wednesday 15 November

J1 £28.25 01223 511511

Thursday 16 November

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Tuesday 21 November

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Friday 24 November

Thursday 30 November

£16 tickets on sale Friday 11th November, 9am 01223 511511
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Sunday 3 December

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Thursday 7 December

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Saturday 16 December

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1. Lucy Jones10 Jun 2011, 4:52pm Report

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Lucy Jones
NOBLE KINSMEN

CAMBRIDGE SCHOOL OF VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS at The Junction
Tuesday 7 June

Performances of THE TWO NOBLE KINSMEN are still as rare as the proverbial hen’s teeth, though in recent years it has been increasingly popular with drama schools. This revival by an enthusiastic cast of international students – quite probably the play’s first ever Cambridge airing – was not the most profound I’ve seen, but it was certainly the most enjoyable.

I had gone intending to listen for the differing authorial voices, but with five minutes has ceased caring whether this scene or that soliloquy were by Shakespeare, Fletcher, both or neither, such was the exuberance and panache of Jean Stewart’s lively and beautiful production.

It is a Jacobean retelling of Chaucer’s version of the ancient Greek tale of Palamon and Arcite, two devoted cousins who become implabable rivals for the hand of Duke Theseus’ sister Emilia.

Interwoven is a subplot concerning a jailer’s daughter, driven mad (Ophelia-like) by her love for Palamon. Georgina Dugdale gave a virtuoso performance in this touching role; with the fragility of a Puccini heroine and exemplary vocal and movement skills, she all but stole the show.

Whether she or the audience fully understood the filthy significance of the double-entendres that pepper her ramblings – especially after a Doctor (Lindi Lewis – very amusing) has prescribed a curiously modern for of sexual therapy – I rather doubt.

Rebecca Cuthertson’s edition of the text played up the sunniness and funniness, playing down the echoes of earlier Shakespeare plays, and cutting entirely the sexually ambiguous scene where the rival cousins, preparing to fight each other, lovingly arm one another first.

The eighteenth century setting, and the casting of girls as the noble kinsmen, would have made this difficult to play. Generally, though, the former worked remarkably well, for that was an era when male pride taken to its extremes counted for something.

Similarly, the gender-blind casting emphasised the absurdity of the protagonists’ obsession. Caroline Maroney and Mealangell Dolma gave nicely contrasting characterisations, though Ms Dolman’s strutting, self-satisfied Arcite was only a thigh slap away from Principal Boy!

The most affecting performance, though, was not the busiest nor the noisiest: as Emilia, object of the cousins’ rivalry and the only character to see through and beyond the absurdity of it all, Nadia Babke displayed an astonishing serenity and depth of feeling, emerging as the still point at the storm’s centre.

On the minus side, there was too much overacting by sup

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