Corkscrew Theatre Company

Bringing together dynamic and talented individuals to create outstanding theatre.


The Ancient Mariner

Corpus Playroom, October 2019


The Portrait

ADC Theatre, September 2019


The Pillowman

Robinson Theatre, May 2019


No Sleep for the Haunted

Corpus Playroom, June 2017


So let me explain about the theatre business. The natural condition of theatre is one of a series of insurmountable obstacles on the road to imminent disaster.

…”So what do we do?” replied Mr Fennyman.
“Nothing. Strangely enough, it all turns out well.” Said Mr Henslowe…

Tom Stoppard
Shakespeare in Love

Anyone who has ever been involved in any show, anywhere, ever, knows that doing nothing isn’t really an option. Making theatre that entertains, moves, challenges and speaks to an audience is not easy.So we wanted to do a specific show and we found the perfect actors and we made a list and we made an enormous amount of mistakes in the planning and the budgeting and the venue choices.But it did turn out well (rather better than well truth be told) because we had got one thing completely right. We had surrounded ourselves with talented, adaptable, good humoured and understanding people.

So that has continued to be our plan. From actors to musicians to techies to costume designers, we always work with the most amazing people; so unlike Mr Henslowe, it’s no mystery to us when it all turns out fine.

Current shows

The Happy Prince

The statue of The Happy Prince, covered with gold and many fine jewels, sits high above the city. A swallow seeks shelter under the statue and discovers that he is not as happy as he seems.

4th July 2021
Stapleford Granary, Cambridge


You topple a tyrant – and then what? How do you build peace? Especially when the ground is never solid beneath your feet. Dunsinane takes the conclusion of Macbeth and runs with it.

4-6th November 2021
Storey’s Field Centre, Eddington, Cambridge