May 2023 News Update

With all the bank holidays coming up you’ve got plenty of time to plan some nights at Cambridge Junction. Disrupt your everyday and come and linger with us, you won’t regret it and it might just change your life. We’ve got a world premiere or two you won’t want to miss and a whole bunch of your new favourite artists you just have to meet.

This Sunday, we’ve got the fantastic Vijay Patel’s Brotherly, Otherly, Disorderly, part of I’m Here Where Are You?, a festival of work by Disabled Artists. Performed by Vijay and his younger brother, this show is joyous and celebratory, and all about what becomes possible when we dismantle the barriers faced by neurodivergent people.

On 3-4 May, we are thrilled to present the world premiere of If All Else Fails from internationally acclaimed, Ibsen Award-winners Forced Entertainment. If All Else Fails is a co-production of which we’re really proud and promises to be complex, improvisatory, delightfully perplexing and uncannily funny.

On 16-17 May, we present Rhiannon Faith Company’s critically acclaimed Drowntown which has moved audiences at venues across the country and been nominated for numerous awards. We’re delighted to at long last be presenting this long pandemically delayed Cambridge Junction commission and hope you can join us on the night.

On 26-27 May, the one and only DISRUPT Festival, the finale of our season, returns. Undoubtedly one of the finest live art parties, DISRUPT is an opportunity to see a dozen new shows, many of which have been commissioned or supported by Cambridge Junction, before they head to festival and venues across the country and globe. All topped off with the cherry on the cake that is Club Urania til the early hours of Sunday morning, you don’t want to miss this.

Tickets for Vijay Patel, Forced Entertainment and Rhiannon Faith Company are Pay What You Feel from £2.50. Tickets for the whole of DISRUPT from £30.

Recently announced, we’re happy to be working with our friends at Cambridge Folk Festival to present the New Routes session in the brand-new look for Stage 3, previously The Club Tent. You could catch a sneaky first listen to what we’ve got in store for you at the festival, and come to the next New Routes at the end of May which features Max Bianco amongst other excellent songsmiths.

And last but by no means least, we’ve got so many great gigs and comedy nights coming up, I don’t know where to start. There’s Canadian singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith, and the captivating Ruth Lyon in a double bill with the soulful Eliza Hull. We’ve got the incredible, dark beauty of The Tiger Lillies, and the exquisitely thrilling Lady Maisery. Direct from the streets of New Orleans, the extraordinary, raw and funky Hot 8 Brass Band are back in J1, as well as a show at The Portland Arms from garage godfather Jim Jones.

On the comedy front, the latest instalment of Comedy Connoisseurs features the inimitable Arthur Smith alongside world-class lyrical wordsmith Andrew Maxwell, plus the return of Junction favourites Tiff Stevenson and Rhys James.

We would love to see you here and hope you can spend some time with us in May.

Best wishes

Matt Burman, Artistic Director, Cambridge Junction

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