Cambridgeshire Libraries are delighted to welcome Librarian Theatre with their latest production Alice in the Cuckoo’s Nest to tour 13 Libraries across the county this winter. 

Although the show is family friendly, Alice in the Cuckoo’s nest is a new experimental adaptation and a far cry from the innocent adventure portrayed by Walt Disney's 1951 film version: “We're not shying away from the darker sides of the subject matter,” said Company director Tom Cuthbertson, “but nor will there be overly explicit content which would exclude younger audience members. Hopefully audiences of all ages will take something away from it, and it will help fuel important conversations about mental health.”

Alice in the Cuckoo's Nest poster

Set up by actors Tom Cuthbertson and Kelly Eva-May as a not-for-profit company in 2015 Librarian Theatre works alongside the library sector to deliver accessible, affordable, high quality theatre to local communities, whilst using their tours as opportunities to promote and protect public library services, reading and literacy. The company successfully trialled the concept last year with a 43-show tour of Hamlet, followed by a 25-show tour of A Christmas Carol. Both texts were newly adapted for the purpose, with library-themed designs and the lead roles of Hamlet and Scrooge re-gendered to be performed by women.

Cambridgeshire Tour Dates

  • Monday 4 December, 7.30pm - Ramsey Library
  • Tuesday 5 December, 7.30pm - St Neots Library
  • Wednesday 6 December, 2.30pm & 7.00pm - Cambourne Library
  • Thursday 7 December, 7.30pm - Huntingdon Library
  • Friday 8 December, 7.30pm - Rock Road Library
  • Saturday 9 December, 2.30pm - Cambridge Central Library
  • Wednesday 24 January, 7.00pm - Histon Library
  • Monday 12 February, 7.30pm - Wisbech Library
  • Tuesday 13 February, 7.30pm - Whittlesey Library
  • Wednesday 14 February, 7pm - March Library
  • Thursday 15 February, 7.30pm - St Ives Library
  • Friday 16 February, 7.30pm - Ely Library
  • Saturday 17 February, 7pm - Chatteris Library

Tickets

Tickets : £7/£4 concessions, on sale at via Librarian Theatre and in libraries.

Doors open 30 minutes before each show, with refreshments available. The show lasts approximately one hour with no interval.

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