Mon 13th – Wed 15th Aug 2018


“A radical feminist take on a 1903 scandal play unveiling intimate conversations between people before and after they have sex.”







Arthur Schnitzler’s scandalous play from 1903 unveils intimate conversations between people before and after they have sex. A prostitute meets a soldier on the street, the soldier seduces a housemaid and so on, until in the final scene a noble Count meets with the prostitute and everything goes full circle. The characters and relationships are startlingly contemporary and socio-critical, and just as real as they were 100 years ago. Provocative, physical and funny, this play dissects the relentless mechanics of desire, gender roles and power imbalances that still exist today.

This young, modern translation takes the confrontational spirit of the original a step further: the intimate text, edited and gender-bent, blends with collaboratively devised physical theatre and original music into a striking portrait of sex and all its facets. Expect stunning movement sequences, hilarious anecdotes and radical feminist twists in this Fringe debut. Performed by an ensemble cast of incredibly talented and versatile students from the University of Cambridge, this is a radical rethinking of consent that has been long overdue.

The Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club (CUADC) is the oldest student dramatic society in the country. Founded in 1855, the club now supports over 50 productions a year in Cambridge, Edinburgh, London and on tour. The company operates entirely for the benefit of students in Cambridge and aims to provide as many opportunities as possible. All of their shows are produced, directed, designed, created and performed exclusively by students and range from one-night stands to month long runs in Edinburgh.

Admission: £8(£6)

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