Between the Bars was initially formed in December 2010 to provide opportunities for showcasing new writing and performing talent. Our first full production was the musical Thrill Me by Stephen Dolginoff in 2012. Since then, we have performed both new and existing works, in Cambridge and at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, to fulfil our aim of discovering undiscovered talent.
After a long Covid induced hiatus, we returned to the ADC theatre in April 2022 with our production of the award winning musical Once. There are few musicals which offer the opportunity for a fully integrated cast of musicians, singers and actors and we were delighted with the fantastic response to the show. Here are a few comments from our audience members:
“We felt as though we were at the West End”
“It was extraordinary…the best thing I’ve seen in ages, and certainly the best thing I’ve ever seen at the ADC by quite some margin”
“A real privilege to see this – utterly beautiful magic”
Our most recent production was Wild Swimming by Marek Horn, at Corpus Playroom, Cambridge in September 2023.
Our next production will be the new play Cupid Presents: Lovemaking for Beginners by Matthew Bairstow, at Corpus Playroom, Cambridge from 17 to 20 July. We are also about to start casting our 2024 musical Fun Home, by Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron based on a graphic novel by Alison Bechdel.