Cambridge University Light Entertainment Society

A Prior Engagement

The CULES Lent Show

at Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College

5:30pm, Satudary 10th March

The CU Light Entertainment Society is proud to present its Lent 2018 show: A Prior Engagement, by Molly O'Gorman.

Colin and Daphne are minor members of the aristocracy, arranged to be married by their parents without their permission. Both are equally put out by this and when Daphne and her family are invited to stay with Colin's family for the weekend, disaster ensues when the engagement ring is stolen and the wrong people fall in love!

How could such a shocking twist possibly resolve itself in about an hour of stage time? Join us, and find out!

At CULES, we don't sell tickets for our shows but there is an suggested donation of £5 per person, which will all go to charity. (Because we're a charity and this venue costs money to hire, there will be a second collection to help towards this cost. However, this is completely optional.)

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Are our dramatics amateur beyond belief? Yes. Was the last Varsity match called a draw due to a lack of line learning? Yes.

Sam Raby, The Cambridge Student

We're a student-run group who bring theatre (normally daft theatre) to those who don't normally get the chance to see it, like special needs schools and retirement homes. We also do public shows to raise money for various charities.

We generally perform a play and a pantomime in both Michaelmas and Lent. In Easter we perform four short plays around a theme (designed to be manageable and relaxing for after exams!). All of these are written, directed and produced by members of the society, often first-timers.

We also just like hanging out with each other. We go see shows put on by our sister society in Oxford, OULES, and they come to see us. We usually have a camping trip to somewhere with forests or mountains in the summer, and a three-day-long New Year's party together. Some of us head up to the Edinburgh Fringe in August to do a more professional show (also normally daft), with things like actual theatres, budgets, sometimes even rehearsals.

How to get involved

Just come along to our friendly open auditions at the beginning of each term, details of which get posted here and on our mailing lists. Even if you've never done anything like this before, we'd still like to see you! We have many parts with varying levels of commitment available, so if you don't want to take on too much, or if you want to steal the show, just let us know.

If you'd like to be next term's shows, or just ask us about stuff, drop us an email.