Cambridge Junction

Cambridge Junction
Clifton Way, Cambridge, CB1 7GX
  • Telephone 01223 511511
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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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There are 48 events at this location

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Ahir Shah: Machines

  • 5 stars

An hour of comedy from Ahir Shah, covering topics as diverse as democracy, internationalism and lizards.

Fri 20 Jan 2017

£13.50 / 01223 511511

Andrew Lawrence: Reasons to Kill Yourself

  • 3 stars

Vitriolic humour from the former double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee.

Fri 13 Jan 2017

£15.50 (£13.50) / 01223 511511

Beauty And The Beast

A New International Encounter, Cambridge Junction and Tobacco Factory Theatres co-production. Beasts and beauties of all ages, join us this Christmas for a tale where beastliness is only skin deep. Deep in the overgrown forest lies a mysterious, ruined castle with a very unusual inhabitant who lives under a terrible…

Tue 6 Dec

Wed 7 Dec

Thu 8 Dec

J2

£15.50 (£10) / 01223 511511

…and 13 more dates until 31 Dec

Ben Haenow

Winner of 2014's X Factor.

Mon 27 Mar 2017

2

£13.75 / 01223 511511

Benjamin Francis Leftwich

Singer-songwriter from York.

Tue 14 Mar 2017

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Big Country

A re-formed configuration of the veteran Scotrockers whose hits include 'Fields of Fire' and 'In a Big Country'. Following the success of their 30th Anniversary ‘Steeltown’ Tour Big Country present their 'Best Of' tour.

Tue 6 Dec

J1

£25.30 / 01223 511511

Chris Ramsey: Is That Chris Ramsey?

Upbeat anecdotes, feelgood humour and witty observations from Ramsey.

Thu 16 Mar 2017

The Christmas Fiver

An evening for up and coming local bands to experience performing live on stage in front of an audience, featuring Permission To Dance, Embassy, Deep City, 28 Boulevard, Too Cool Kid and Tom And Paris.

Sat 17 Dec

J1

£6 / 01223 511511

Circa Waves

Indie sounds.

Tue 4 Apr 2017

£15 / 01223 511511

Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club

The TV actor and BBC 6 Music demonstrates his deep love of funk, soul and R&B.

Fri 23 Dec

£17 adv / 01223 511511

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Danny Baker: Cradle to the Stage

Stories and comedy from the veteran broadcaster.

Wed 15 Feb 2017

Danny Bryant

Blues/rock.

Tue 21 Mar 2017

J2

£13.50 / 01223 511511

David O'Doherty: We Are All in the Gutter but Some of us are Looking at David O'Doherty

Armed with a teeny keyboard and an incredible wit, David presents his latest solo show of comedy and songs, the ledge.

Ezio

The contemporary singer-songwriter Ezio Lunedei plays folk and Latin-flavoured songs with guitarist Mark Fowell.

Sat 10 Dec

J1

£14.30 / 01223 511511

Foy Vance

The singer-songwriter and musician from Bangor, County Down, performs lilting alternative folk.

Sat 20 May 2017

2

£16.75 / 01223 511511

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Fun Lovin' Criminals

Fun Lovin' Criminals may be past their creative peak but always find an eager crowd, keen to bellow along to the hits.

Fri 17 Feb 2017

Glass Animals

Eclectic synth-pop with sultry vocals.

Mon 13 Mar 2017

£19 / 01223 511511

Glenn Hughes

Classic heavy rock vocalist who has fronted Trapeze, Deep Purple, Hughes/Thrall and Black Country Communion.

Mon 30 Jan 2017

£24.75 / 01223 511511

Hammer & Tongue December

Spoken-word artistry and competitive fervour from luminaries including Solomon O.B. Hosted by Fay Roberts.

Fri 9 Dec

J3

£7.50 (£6) / 01223 511511

Ian McCulloch

The Echo & The Bunnymen frontman performs a selection of the band's songs in a solo performance.

Sat 29 Apr 2017

2

£21.45 / 01223 511511

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Jonathan Pie: Live

  • 3 stars

The comic reveals the truth behind recent news events both home and abroad.

Thu 2 Mar 2017

Josie Long: Something Better

The politically astute Sidcup-born comedian, who took part in the Channel 4 show Celebrity Island With Bear Grylls as part of the Stand Up To Cancer campaign, waxes lyrical about optimism, hopefulness and the giddy joys of surrounding yourself with people you can look up to.

Wed 8 Feb 2017

J2

£15.50 (£13.50) / 01223 511511

Julian Cope

One of contemporary rock and pop’s true mavericks and the former leader of The Teardrop Explodes.

Thu 2 Feb 2017

£25.85 / 01223 511511

Kris Drever

The singer-songwriter and vocalist with the band Lau performs modern folk, in support of the album If Wishes Were Horses. Support Siobhan Wilson.

Tue 7 Mar 2017

2

£15 / 01223 511511

Little Comets

The Newcastle-based three-piece plays a mix of indie and pop-rock.

Tue 14 Feb 2017

£15.40 / 01223 511511

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Mad Dog Mcrea

Devon band blending folk rock, gypsy jazz and bluegrass.

Wed 8 Feb 2017

£13.20 / 01223 511511

Magnum

The Birmingham-based and long-established hard rock quintet, fronted by Tony Clarkin and Bob Catley, performs its original material.

Wed 7 Dec

£21 / 01223 511511

Magnum

Old school foot-on-the-monitor rockers who just keep on trucking.

Wed 7 Dec

£21 / 01223 511511

Miles Jupp: Songs Of Freedom

The actor, stand-up and host of The News Quiz muses on modern life.

Sun 8 Jan 2017

J2

£20 (£18) / 01223 511511

Nine Below Zero

Hard rockin' blues and R&B outfit.

Thu 8 Dec

£20.50 / 01223 511511

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Paul Foot: Tis a Pity She's a Piglet

Surreal and chaotic humour from the 2013 Sydney Comedy Award-winning stand-up.

Sat 25 Feb 2017

Police Dog Hogan

Seven-piece country folk band with high energy fiddle/drums/banjo/guitars and joyous foot stomping live shows.

Sat 22 Apr 2017

2

£16.50 / 01223 511511

Primal Scream

Bobby Gillespie and his band of tea-drinking rock'n'rollers on a mini tour promoting latest album More Light.

Mon 5 Dec

£26.50 / 01223 511511

Richard Herring: The Best

A 'best of' compilation from the comedian as he picks the best jokes from his last 12 shows.

Fri 24 Feb 2017

£17 / 01223 511511

The Rifles

https://www.facebook.com/therifles/ The Rifles burst onto the UK music scene in 2006 with their attitude-laden debut 'No Love Lost'. Making heavy rock 'n' roll inspired by the likes of The Clash, Dylan and The Rolling Stones, the London four-piece cite influences as far reaching as The Smiths and The Streets, their…

Tue 9 May 2017

£16.50 / 01223 511511

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Rival Sons

American rock band from Long Beach, California.

Wed 1 Feb 2017

£18.75 / 01223 511511

The Saw Doctors

Celtrock knees-up with one of Ireland's most successful bands.

Sun 11 Dec

£25 / 01223 511511

Mon 24 Apr 2017

£25 / 01223 511511

The Sherlocks

Four piece indie/rock band from Sheffield.

Thu 9 Mar 2017

£9.90 / 01223 511511

The Skids

The influential Dunfermline art punk rockers have been in the game over 40 years now.

Thu 15 Jun 2017

£33 / 01223 511511

Skinny Lister

Folky sounds from London five-piece.

Thu 4 May 2017

£13.25 / 01223 511511

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Slade

The classic rock/pop/glitter band led by founder members Dave Hill and Don Powell perform hits including 'Coz I Luv You', 'Cum On Feel The Noize', 'Mama Weer All Crazee Now' and 'Skweeze Me, Pleeze Me'.

Wed 21 Dec

J1

£26 / 01223 511511

The Sons Of Pitches

Inventive pop covers, original numbers and improvised songs from the multi award-winning a cappella YouTube stars and winners of BBC Two's The Naked Choir..

Tue 6 Jun 2017

Stephen K Amos: World Famous

Amos, now a well-known face on that there telly, present his latest show of well-spoken funnies.

Thu 2 Feb 2017

The Steve Rothery Band - Ghosts And Garden Parties

Marillion founder member and guitarist Steve Rothery and his outstanding band return to play tracks from his highly acclaimed solo album 'The Ghosts of Pripyat' followed by a selection of rarely heard early Marillion classics. Support by guitarist Dave Foster and his band Doors 7.00 pm Support 8.00 pm SRB 9.00 pm

Stiff Little Fingers

Ireland's favourite delinquent punk sons.

Tue 28 Mar 2017

Stornoway

Oxford band with a nice line in roof-raising, majestic folkedelia.

Thu 9 Mar 2017

£17.75 / 01223 511511

The Transports - A Tale Of Exile And Migration

A performance of Peter Bellamy's ballad opera that is on a real-life story of transportation to Australia and features performances by The Young'uns, Faustus, Nancy Kerr, Rachael McShane and Greg Russell.

Tue 24 Jan 2017

Ward Thomas

Country pop from Hampshire twins Catherine and Lizzy.

Tue 30 May 2017

£16 / 01223 511511

Thu 30 Nov 2017

£16 tickets on sale Friday 11th November, 9am / 01223 511511

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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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