The glory years of Eric Idle, Peter Cooke, Bill Oddie, Tim Brooke-Taylor amongst others saw the Pembroke Players flourish, and a modern day resurgence drives us to be the biggest college drama society in Cambridge.
We are happy to stage shows at any venue in Cambridge, either Main Shows or Late Show. We have recently seen broad variety in productions of Pinter's "The Birthday Party" and the hyper-realistic Japanese play (in translation) "The Scientifically Minded." Comedy is a big part of the Pembroke Players; while the Sticky Floor and Golden Gods smokers brighten up Michaelmas and Easter, Lent term sees our annual Black Tie Smoker, "the classiest event on the Cambridge comedy calendar". We also welcome applications for comedy main shows - recent hits have been "Dannish Babar knows what you are thinking" (starring [conveniently] Dannish Babar), and sketch show "Baynard's Auteur Ego."
The Pembroke Players are also active outside Cambridge! The Japan Tour has been running for 4 years and has hit its stride taking Shakespeare to Japan. Recent tours have included Much Ado About Nothing, which had its home run in the Howard Theatre, Downing College, and The Tempest. In addition we support Pembroke students who choose to take part in University touring drama, by way of the Peter Cook Fund.
Our primary aim is to encourage student theatre within Cambridge with particular regard to Pembroke students. Noone who takes part in Pembroke Players is required to have any experience for any role. You can either dip your feet in the edge of the pool or jump fully clothed into the deep end of drama life. All we ask for is dedication and excitement. Please do take a look around our site and then get in touch with us to find out more and get involved!