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What’s On
Jan – May 2014
It’s a new year and a new Corn Exchange.
We’re launching 2014 with a brand new strand of exciting live events
called cornex:discover. Spanning an eclectic mix of genres, they offer
something completely different and a chance to explore music beyond
the mainstream.
Already being hailed as a cult masterpiece, the first concert is The
Tyburn Tree an epic song cycle, that shines a lantern into the terrifying
corners of London’s history; the infamous Tyburn gallows at Marble Arch,
where convicts were hung in public, the dark labyrinths and alleyways
frequented by Jack the Ripper, and other murderous legends. Marc
Almond is our ringmaster-style tour guide through these tales from
the shadows in collaboration with composer and saxophonist John
Harle. We’re also welcoming impossibly cool amplified contemporary
ensemble Icebreaker. They will perform their new work, a live reworking
of Kraftwerk’s back catalogue from the little known radical early
material to the iconic later works Autobahn and Trans-Europe Express.
The show will be accompanied by a specially commissioned film.
Booking your tickets for Corn Exchange shows has also become easier
with a new box office system designed to give you more flexibility. You
can now choose your seats online or even through our Facebook page
and print your tickets at home to be scanned later at the venue.
Warming us up this season, we have laughter with Russell Kane, Punt &
Dennis, Alan Davies, Russell Brand and Sarah Millican whose popularity
has meant squeezing her in for three dates. Touring for the very first
time, global singing superstar Susan Boyle brings her unique ‘voice of
an angel’ to Cambridge, add to this the funky duo Rizzle Kicks, London
Grammar, Steel Panther and Neil Finn and it’s clear the new year brings
with it an exceptional new season.
Memorial Day
Del Amitri
Paul Carrack
Sun 26 Jan | 5.30pm
Tickets: Free
Tue 28 Jan | 7.30pm
Tickets: £45, £35
Fri 31 Jan 7.30pm
Tickets: £38.50, £28.50
Cambridge honours
Holocaust Memorial Day
– an international day of
remembrance and learning.
After a ten year sabbatical
all the original crew from Del
Amitri are back with every
hit from every era. Formed in
Glasgow in 1983, during their
distinguished career Del Amitri
have had four Top 10 albums
and a string of memorable hit
singles including Nothing Ever
Happens, Always The Last To
Know and Roll To Me.
Christened as ‘The Man with
the Golden Voice’ in a recent
BBC4 documentary, British
singer songwriter, Paul Carrack,
is the voice of pop classics such
as How Long, Tempted, The
Living Years, Over My Shoulder
and many more.
Now into its 14th year and
at the Corn Exchange for the
first time, the event involves
over 100 people of all ages
on stage. It is a memorable,
moving and inspiring event.
With invited survivors, choirs,
dancers, musicians and actors,
Holocaust Memorial Day
is always an unforgettable
A free event organised by
Keystage Arts and Heritage
for Cambridge City.
Fresh from a worldwide tour
as a featured artiste with
old friend Eric Clapton, Paul
Carrack joins his own amazing
Sheffield-based band, to
perform songs from his vast
Not to be missed!
Advance booking not required.
We look forward to welcoming you.
Steve Bagnall
Cambridge Corn Exchange
London Grammar
Sarah Millican
Sat 1 Feb | SOLD OUT
Thur 6 & Fri 7 Feb | 8pm
Wed 14 May
Tickets £25
Indie band London Grammar continue to prove just why they are
one of the most exciting new bands of 2013, their debut album,
If You Wait entered the UK album charts at number two.
Led by Hannah Reid’s mannered, Florence-ish vocals (Time Out)
the trio’s ambient, melancholy pop has drawn comparisons with
The XX and received overwhelming praise from the likes of the
Sunday Times, Guardian, Independent and Daily Telegraph.
Home Bird
The British Comedy Awards’
Queen of Comedy Sarah
Millican is giving up the party
scene (Ann Summers), easing
off on the drinking (fizzy pop
= wealthy dentists) and is
settling down (taking her bra
off). Determined to put down
some roots, she now has a cat
(furry baby) and even a tree
(she has a lot of mugs).
Over 16s only.
Russell Kane
Rent in Concert
Sat 8 Feb | 8pm
Tickets £17.50
Sun 9 Feb | 7.30pm
Tickets £28, £25, £23
Groups of 10 – eleventh
ticket free
What is it with us and
smallness? We Brits love it being tiny but fierce, close but
distant. Jedward-haired awardwinning Kane is the same,
and he returns with a new
blisteringly big-small show.
Watch him ejaculate thoughts
about smallness; on keeping
things small when life gets big.
‘A smart, probing brain lurks
below the vertiginous quiff.’
Evening Standard
Fleetwood Mac Forever
Tue 11 Feb | 7.30pm
Tickets £32.50, £22.50
West End leading lady and
Broadway star Kerry Ellis
(Wicked, Les Miserables, We
Will Rock You) returns for
the final leg of the critically
acclaimed UK concert tour of
smash hit Broadway Musical
Recognised internationally
as the leading tribute to
Fleetwood Mac in their
various incarnations, this
stunning show reflects on
an epic journey of lasting
relationships through changing
eras and musical styles.
Celebrating 20 years since its
first staged performance, Rent
follows a year in the life of
a group of friends struggling
to make it in New York City
under the shadow of HIV/AIDS.
From the exciting hub of the
sixties London blues scene to
staggering commercial success
in the seventies and eighties,
expect timeless classics
such as Black Magic Woman,
Albatross, Go Your Own Way,
Dreams, Gypsy, Say You Love
Me, Sara, Oh Diane, Little Lies,
Everywhere and many more.
Winner of the Tony Award for
Best Musical and the Pulitzer
Prize for Drama, this musical
has become a pop cultural
phenomenon with songs that
rock and a story that resonates
with audiences of all ages.
Rumours of
Fleetwood Mac
‘An extraordinary emotive
performance of Fleetwood Mac.’
Mick Fleetwood
Punt & Dennis
Ploughing On Regardless
Brendan Cole
Licence To Thrill
Rizzle Kicks
Verdi Aida & Nabucco
Wed 19 & Thur 20 Feb 7.30pm
Thur 13 Feb | 7.30pm
Tickets £22.50
Sat 15 Feb | 7.30pm
Tickets £32, £28
It’s mid-winter. The roads are
icy. The gritting lorries are
out in force, the pavements
are slippery, and the news
broadcasts are full of people
telling viewers to ‘send us your
pictures of snow.’ Everyone has
a cold. The boiler has broken
down again and the gas bill is
due. The AA are busy advising
comedians ‘not to tour the
country unless it is absolutely
essential.’ Despite all this, Punt
and Dennis are Ploughing On
Join Brendan and his cast of
20 musicians and dancers as
they take you on a journey
of music and dance in this
spectacular night of theatre
entertainment. Brendan, one of
Strictly Come Dancing’s most
charismatic choreographers
and performers, will host you
throughout and along with his
company will treat you to an
evening of Ballroom magic and
Latin excitement in this, his live
dance extravaganza not to be
‘The Kings of satirical comedy.’
Fri 21 Feb | SOLD OUT
Tickets £34.50, £29.50, £22 Senior citizens and U16s £20
Groups of 10+ one ticket free in every 10.
Platinum selling duo Rizzle
Kicks, whose new critically
acclaimed album Roaring 20s
stormed into the chart at No. 3
providing a much needed blast
of their signature irresistible
pop, have announced a massive
tour of the UK, making an
eagerly anticipated return to
Opera & Ballet International presents an Ellen Kent Production
‘A rip roaring set of smart
catchy hip hop pop with
a swaggeringly confident
British flavour.’
‘Visually and vocally gripping from start
to finish.’
Daily Telegraph
Directed by Ellen Kent featuring the Celebrated Chisinau National Opera and National Philharmonic
with International Guest soloists.
Wed 19 Feb
The doomed love story of slave girl Aida, and
her hero Radames literally sets Egypt alight
in Ellen Kent’s brand new traditionally staged
production featuring a wall of fire!
Thur 20 Feb
Verdi’s haunting and melodic chorus of the
Hebrew slaves follows the plight of the Hebrews
as they are forced from their homeland into exile
by the Babylonian King Nabucco. This powerful
tale is laced with revenge, destruction and
jealousy with amazing lighting and stage effects.
The Independent
‘Worth going a long way to hear.’
Manchester Evening News
Spectacular operatic drama at its best!
The Guardian
King Slocombe
Dance Show
Sun 23 Feb
1.30pm & 7.30pm
Tickets: £15
Concessions & U16 £12
The Australian Pink
Floyd Show
Thur 27 Feb | 7.30pm
Tickets £38.50, £28.50
Fri 7 Mar | 7.30pm
Tickets Adults £15
Children £13.50
Groups: 10+ get 11th free
Set the Controls
An exciting extravaganza
of dance styles, including
Contemporary, Classical, Ballet,
Jazz, Musical Theatre, Tap, Hip
Hop & Character.
The Australian Pink Floyd Show
is much more than a tribute to
the great music of Pink Floyd,
and were described by The
Times as ‘the gold standard’.
An entertaining evening
of dance for all the family,
showcased by the talented
students of King Slocombe
Upper School.
The band attempt to capture
and convey the spirit as well as
the sound and slavish attention
is lavished upon their jawdropping visuals and effects.
Aussie Floyd, who have sold
over three million concert
tickets in their own right, are
much loved for their near note
perfect performances which
remain true to the original.
Their loving recreation of
the magic of Pink Floyd is
Have you ever been to a
film musical and had the
uncontrollable urge to burst
into song? Ever wanted to
know what it’s like to be a
T-bird or a Pink Lady but never
quite felt cool enough to pull it
off? Well, now is your chance!
Don those pink jackets, grease
up those quiffs and let your
inhibitions go for an evening
where you are the stars.
This screening of the iconic
movie is accompanied by
your Sing-a-Long-A Grease
host leading a vocal warm
up before explaining how to
use your free fun pack during
the film and suggesting
appropriate heckles and
accompanying actions.
Then just sit back and watch
Danny & Sandy and the gang,
while singing (and dancing)
along to the lyrics on the
screen. And remember Grease
is the word!
Rat Pack Live
Sat 8 Mar | 7.30pm
Tickets £24.50, £22.50, £14.50
Tue 11 Mar | 7.30pm
Tickets £30, £25
They were the definition of cool during their 50s and 60s Vegas
heyday - Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jnr and Frank Sinatra.
Combining the full sound of big band swing with charisma,
panache and swagger, the trio - collectively known as The Rat
Pack - had attitude to spare.
Prog Rock legends, Camel
perform the whole of The
Snow Goose album for the
first time since the Royal
Albert Hall in 1975, followed
by a career-spanning selection
of all-time favourites.
Dean Martin: comes fresh from a triumphant portrayal of Dino,
both in the West End and international touring productions.
The Snow Goose
Andrew Latimer (guitar,
vocals) the unwavering
vanguard of the group, will
be joined by long time band
Frank Sinatra: gained rave revues as Ol’ Blue Eyes in West End
member, Colin Bass (bass
hit Rat Pack Confidential - ‘A splendidly tough yet laid back
vocals), with Denis Clement
performance’ The Times.
(drums), Guy LeBlanc
Featuring all the patter and razzamatazz of the Rat Pack’s infamous (keyboards) along with
live stage show, join the UK’s number one Dean, Sammy and Frank keyboardist and special
live concert extravaganza. Prepare to experience the definition of
guest Jan Schelhaus
cool and enjoy all time favourites including: Volare, Memories Are
completing the line-up.
Made Of This, Mr Bojangles, Fly Me To The Moon, My Way, New
York and Luck Be A Lady.
Sammy Davis Jnr: has extensively toured the UK playing Sammy
and has performed alongside Judy Carmichael at New York’s
famous Rainbow Rooms.
Together the talented trio combine superbly, spectacularly,
‘swingsationally’ in Rat Pack Live!
Fancy dress is strongly
Thank You For the
The Overtones
Mary Black
& Clannad
Circus of Horrors
Bootleg Beatles
Fri 14 Mar | 7.30pm
Tickets £24, £21.50
Mon 17 Mar | 7.30pm
Tickets £38.50, £28.50
Tue 18 Mar | 7.30pm
Tickets £32.50, £28.50
Thur 20 Mar | 7.30pm
Tickets £25, £18
Fri 21 Mar | 8pm
Tickets £27.50
The world’s favourite ABBA
and Bee Gees concert show
is coming to town with an
all-new, sequin-spangled
production. Abba Magic and
Bee Gees Magic star in this
musical romp through the
decades featuring some of
Abba’s best-loved hits including
Dancing Queen, Super Trouper
and Thank You For the Music
alongside Bee Gees’ chart
toppers Massachusetts, Stayin’
Alive, Night Fever, How Deep Is
Your Love and more.
Male vocal harmony group The Overtones come to Cambridge as
part of their UK tour following the Top 10 success of new album
Higher and debut album Good Ol’ Fashioned Love.
Two legendary Irish artists –
one very special concert.
From sword swallowers to
daredevil balancing acts, hair
hangers to demon dwarfs, a
pickled person to astounding
aerial acts – the circus that
stormed Britain’s Got Talent
is back with its latest and
biggest show to date, London
After Midnight inspired by the
legendary lost movie. The show
is packed with new shocks
which will take the audience on
a whirlwind journey through a
plague-ridden London featuring
some of the greatest, most
daring, bizarre and beautiful
circus acts on Earth.
The Bootleg Beatles have been
performing to audiences across
the globe for over thirty years,
winning over even the most
hardened sceptics with their
stunning recreation of The
Beatles’ sound and look.
Now in its 11th fantastic
year, the international smashhit show’s all-star cast has
entertained the world with
lycra-tight harmonies and
superb musicianship for longer
than ABBA did during the 70s.
and 80s!
The group’s sound can be traced right back to the vocal harmony
groups of the 30s and 40s, through the stars of the doo-wop
explosion of the late 50s and 60s, right through to classic
modern day pop music. With their key influences cited as The
Drifters, Amy Winehouse and Stevie Wonder, the five lads have
taken their unique blend of old school harmonic pop with a
modern twist to the masses.
Two of Ireland’s musical icons
share the stage in a special
tour that will be sure to delight
fans of both Artists. Mary Black
and Clannad will perform
individually and together in
what promises to be a unique
concert that is not to be
London After Midnight
With a little help from their
orchestral ensemble, they even
manage to reproduce songs
The Fab Four never actually
performed live themselves.
‘Like The Rocky Horror Show
on acid.’
Amanda Holden
Steel Panther
Spreading The Disease
40th Anniversary Concert
Tom Paxton
& Janice Ian
Bling Ya Ting
The Stranglers
Together at Last
Ruby Anniversary
Support: Nine Below Zero
Sat 22 Mar | 7.30pm
Tickets £18
Tue 25 Mar | 7.30pm
Tickets £27.50
Wed 26 Mar | 7.30pm
Tickets £26.50
Thur 27 Mar | 6pm
Tickets: £5
Fri 28 Mar | 7.30pm
Tickets £23
Steel Panther was, for a long time, rock’s best-kept secret: a cult
legend on the LA scene. But in recent years due to the success of
their albums and live shows, the band has enjoyed huge acclaim
from fans and peers alike. The band recreate the 80s Sunset Stripera rock scene featuring some kick-ass rock songs all delivered
with tongue planted firmly in cheek.
Runrig are the original Scottish
folk rock group. Formed in
1973 on the Isle of Skye under
the name of The Run Rig Dance
Band, over the years members
have come and gone but the
one thing that has remained
the same is their unique songs
which focus on locations,
history and the people of
Performing together on stage
in the UK for the very first
time, Together At Last will
present Tom Paxton & Janis
Ian singing all their best known
songs plus a whole host more.
Bling Ya Ting is the largest
annual urban and world talent
show in the Eastern Region
and a great celebration for
Cambridgeshire. The show
involves about 100 performers
of all ages, including rappers,
singers, dancers, musicians,
comedians and more.
One of the great stories from
the punk generation, with their
own highly original sound that
combined a brilliant melodic
touch with a genuine dark
aggression and an effortless
Each with ties to the classic
Greenwich Village folk scene,
Tom and Janis are nearly a
generation apart yet share a
slew of folk influences as well
as an affinity for fearlessly
tackling controversial issues.
It’s a fun family event that
everyone will enjoy. The show
helps unite, discover, develop
and showcase local talent with
a focus on urban and world
The Stranglers are a pivotal
band from those inspirational
times and have been
acknowledged with their
recent BBC Proms appearance
at the Royal Albert Hall.
Their continued run of album
success has marked a long,
controversial and pioneering
The event is organised by
Cultural Arts United, Cambridge career.
City Council and Cambridge
Corn Exchange.
Think all classical music is the same? Think again.
Recently named as the Corn Exchange’s Orchestra in Residence, the
prestigious Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) delivers three
outstanding concerts from January to May 2014.
On Thursday 30 January, the RPO is joined by award-winning piano
soloist Freddy Kempf for an unforgettable evening of twentieth
century American classics from Copland, Bernstein and Gershwin
including such hits as I Got Rhythm Variations and the haunting
Rhapsody in Blue.
On Thursday 13 March, veteran piano soloist John Lill joins the RPO
for a feast of major works by Beethoven, including the Fidelio Overture,
Piano Concerto No. 5 (Emperor) and Symphony No. 7. Live on stage
before this concert, young musicians from Cambridgeshire will perform
a ground-breaking new Beethoven-influenced piece, working closely
with RPO Resound, the orchestra’s education wing.
On Sunday 27 April 2014, Basel Symphony Orchestra performs music
by some of the twentieth century’s most influential composers Arvo
Pärt, John Adams and Philip Glass, with the hugely talented cello
soloist Matt Haimovitz (pictured here), conducted by Dennis Russell
Davies, an acknowledged champion of modern classical music.
For the final concert in this year’s series, on Thursday 22 May, dynamic
young conductor Nicholas Collon joins the RPO for an evening of
quintessentially English music by Vaughan Williams, Benjamin
Britten and Elgar. Join Julian Lloyd Webber as he performs Elgar’s
timeless Cello Concerto, his swan song appearance as Corn Exchange
Artist in Residence.
Book for all four remaining concerts in this year’s series and save up
to 12.8%.
Individual concert tickets from only £26.
Student tickets (bookable in advance) just £10 for best available seats.
Mon 7 – Sat 12 Apr
OFFER 2 for 1
Join your favourite 50’s
family, the Cunninghams and
the rest of the gang – Potsie,
Ralph Malph, Joanie and
Chachi as they battle to save
their beloved diner Arnold’s
from demolition. In a race
against time can everyone’s
favourite hero ‘The Fonz’ save
the day?
Happy Days – A New Musical is written by
Garry Marshall, the legendary creator of the
television series. The show includes 21 original songs by Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe award-winning Hall of Fame Songwriter, Paul Williams (Bugsy Malone, Evergreen, Rainy Days
and Mondays). The show also contains the much-
loved Happy Days theme song from the TV show.
Starring popstar Heidi Range as Pinky Tuscadero, Ben Freeman
(Emmerdale) as The Fonz and Cheryl Baker (Bucks Fizz) as Mrs
Happy Days – A New Musical is a hilarious
feel-good musical that is guaranteed
to have you rockin’ and rollin’ all
week long!
Happy Days are here again
with the premiere of
a brand new UK tour
based on the hit TV series,
featuring the unforgettable
‘King of Cool’ Arthur ‘ The Fonz’ Fonzarelli.
Tickets: Mon – Thur
7.30pm & Sat 2.30pm:
£33, £29.50, £25
Thur 2.30pm: £25.50,
£22.50, £18.50
Fri 8.30pm & Sat 7.30pm
£36, £32, £26
Senior citizens, students
and U16s: £3.50 off top
two ticket prices.
Groups 10+: £3.50 off top
two tickets prices, Groups
20+: £5 off top two ticket
Schools: £12 (Monday
7.30pm & Thursday
2.30pm only).
Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo
Half Term Fun
Sun 16 Feb 2pm, Mon 17 – Tue 18 Feb 11am & 2pm
Tickets £15, £12.50 Groups of 10+ 10% off, Groups of 20+ 20% off.
Dinosaur Zoo brings these prehistoric creatures to the stage as you’ve
never seen before. Observe and interact with these extraordinary life-like
dinosaurs in this entertaining and highly imaginative live show. But watch
out - not all of these ravenous reptiles are as they seem!
From cute baby dinos to teeth-gnashing giants, meet the most recent addition
to the Dinosaur Zoo, a carnivorous theropod known as the Australovenator,
the most complete meat-eating dinosaur skeleton yet found in Australia.
Children can watch wide-eyed from a safe distance or dare to get right up
close to the creatures.
DINOSAUR ZOO | Master image | 30.4.13
Peppa Pig – Peppa Pig’s Big Splash
Sat 1 Mar 1pm & 4pm, Sun 2 Mar 10am &1pm
Tickets: £15.50, £13.50, U16s £2 off, Family Ticket £54
Peppa Pig returns live on stage with super cute puppets and brilliant
sing-a-long songs in this brand new show that will brighten your day.
So grab your wellies and brollies and get splashing!
Sun 30 Mar 11am & 2pm – Cambridge Guildhall
Tickets: £9 Adults, U16 £6.50, Family Ticket £26
Puppet show Tomten is adapted from Viktor Rydberg’s poem about an
ancient gnome who watches over the people and animals of a remote
Swedish farmstead. When all is quiet on the farm, when everyone is
asleep, when the snow covers the ground and stars twinkle in the frosty
sky – that’s when Tomten wakes up. He looks after everyone on the farm
while they are sleeping. No-one has ever seen Tomten, but sometimes
you can see his footprints in the snow. That’s how you know he is real.
Please note: Audience will be seated on the floor.
An Evening of
Dirty Dancing
Russell Brand
Sat 29 Mar | 7.30pm
Tickets £22.50
Tue 1 – Wed 2 Apr | 8pm
Tickets £27.50
Celebrated film Dirty Dancing
boasts one of the greatest
movie soundtracks of all time.
Messiah Complex is a mental disorder where the sufferer thinks
they might be the messiah.
All the hits are superbly
performed in this fast–moving,
theatrical treat including:
She’s Like the Wind, Big Girls
Don’t Cry, Hey Baby, Wipeout,
Do You Love Me, Be My Baby,
Hungry Eyes and of course, the
Oscar-winning (I’ve Had) The
Time of My Life.
Take a trip back to the summer
of ‘63, relive Patrick Swayze
and Jennifer Grey’s sizzling
performance in the ultimate
coming of age romance.
Messiah Complex
Did Jesus have it? What about Che Guevara, Gandhi, Malcolm X
and Hitler? All these men have shaped our lives and influenced
the way we think. Their images are used to represent ideas that
often do not relate to them at all.
Would Gandhi be into apple? Would Che Guevara endorse
Madonna? Would Jesus be into Christianity (wow man you’re
blowin my mind!). Should we even care what they think
considering Gandhi slept with naked girls in his bed, Malcolm X
dealt drugs and Che Guevara smelt funny?
All great people are flawed, all of us, flawed people are capable of
greatness and for every identifiable icon there is an anonymous
mob of unrecognised bods doing all the admin and heavy lifting.
This show looks at the importance of heroes in this age of
atheistic disposability. Plus there’s sex. Obviously.
Old MacDonald Had a Farm
Sun 1 Jun 2.30pm
Tickets: Adult £11, Children £9.50, Family £36
Old MacDonald had a farm E-I-E-I-O. But Old MacDonald’s animals have
gone missing! Can you help a friendly scientist and his amazing time
machine get them back for him?
Presented by the team behind There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed
A Fly and written especially for parents to enjoy with their children, this
fun filled farmyard tale brings to life all the best loved characters from
the original nursery rhyme along with a magical medley of games, giggles
and sing along songs including Heads, Shoulders Knees and Toes, She’ll Be
Coming Round The Mountain and of course Old MacDonald Had A Farm.
Alan Davies
Little Victories
Sat 5 Apr | 8pm
Tickets: £25, £20
Following the sell-out success
of his long-awaited return to
stand up, Alan Davies returns
with his highly anticipated
follow up show, Little Victories.
Much lauded as resident
dunderhead on QI or the
charming but reticent crime
solver Jonathan Creek, Davies
virtuosic story-telling and
whip-smart funny bones
combine to make this a show
not to be missed.
‘One of the best stand-up
comics out there… packed
with deft silliness and shrewd
Sun 13 Apr | 7pm
Tickets: Adults £8,
Children £4,
Family Ticket £20
Come and watch the
Cambridgeshire County
Youth Orchestra perform
alongside the inspirational
players of the world-class Royal
Philharmonic Orchestra.
Conducted by Tim Redmond,
this concert celebrates the
music of Britain’s most
admired composers including
Holst, Vaughan Williams and
Susan Boyle In Concert
ELO Experience
Mon 14 Apr | 7.30pm
Tickets: £32.50, £28.50
Wed 16 Apr | 7.30pm
Tickets: £60, £45, £37.50
Thur 24 Apr | 7.30pm
Tickets: £20
Still going strong after 35
years, reggae stars UB40 who
are named after the infamous
1970s unemployment benefit
form are back on the road.
For the very first time global singing sensation Susan Boyle goes
on tour. Performing a sensational and contemporary repertoire
of iconic album tracks including I Dreamed a Dream and Wild
Horses, as well as classics she’s never performed live before, this
will be a show that captivates and enthrals the audience.
They released their first album
Singing Off in 1980. It was the
start of a career that has since
seen the band have over forty
UK top 40 hit singles, making
them on the most successful
British groups of all time.
With over 20 million records sold and topping the charts in over
30 countries, Susan Boyle has come a very long way since 2009’s
Britain’s Got Talent.
Back in 1970 in Birmingham
a musical super power was
established. Now, 40 years on,
the Electric Light Orchestra
still gets regular plays on radio
stations around the world
with their songs Living Thing,
Telephone Line, Wild West
Hero, Sweet Talking Women
and of course, Mr Blue Sky.
Getting Over The Storm
‘The voice which is surely heaven-sent.’
Daily Record
Mr Blue Sky Tour
The ELO Experience reproduces
the original band’s greatest hits
and offers a nostalgic evening
of incredible music.
The Guardian
I’m Sorry I Haven’t Neil Finn
A Clue
Ian Anderson
Robert Cray Band
Paul Hollywood
Belinda Carlisle
Mon 28 Apr | 7.30pm
Tickets: £25, £23
Sun 4 May | 7.30pm
Tickets: £32.50
Fri 9 May | 7.30pm
Ticket: £32, £28, £22
Sat 10 May | 7.30pm
Tickets: £39.50, £29.50
Mon 12 May | 8.15 pm
Tickets: £28.50
Tue 20 May | 7.30pm
Tickets: £29.50
BBC Radio 4’s multi awardwinning antidote to panel
games starts an all-new touring
stage show for 2014.
The former front man of
Crowded House, Neil Finn
says: ‘I’m just a Kiwi who
wrote some songs and got
lucky.’ Finn has been working
on his forthcoming album
Dizzy Heights with producer
Dave Friedmann (Flaming Lips,
MGMT) featuring sons Liam
(guitar) and Elroy (drums). The
album is Neil Finn’s third solo
outing following Try Whistling
This and One Nil (or One All).
Prog Rock icon Ian Anderson,
lead vocalist, flautist and
acoustic guitarist with
legendary band Jethro Tull,
comes to Cambridge for a solo
Robert Cray returns to the UK
to promote a brand new album
Nothin But Love, his much
anticipated sixteenth studio
Star of The Great British
Bake Off, Paul Hollywood
demonstrates recipes, reveals
some of the secrets of being a
TV chef and takes the audience
on a journey through his life in
Lead singer of the Go-Gos and
solo pop icon Belinda Carlisle
visits Cambridge following the
release of her new single Sun.
Join Barry Cryer, Graeme
Garden, Tim Brooke-Taylor,
Jeremy Hardy and host Jack
Dee for an unmissable night’s
His tour features a heavier, less
acoustic guitar sound and more
of Anderson’s trademark flute
in songs from his new concept
album which he describes as
For thirty-plus years Robert
Cray has laid down track after
track of good-time, uptown,
low-down blues. He’s won five
Grammys and been nominated
for 11 more and his soulful and
creative guitar work has been a
dominant force in blues.
Get Your Bake On
There will be an open Q&A
where audience members will
be given an opportunity to ask
their own questions.
With hit singles including
Heaven is a Place on Earth,
I Get Weak, Circle in the Sand,
World Without You, Leave a
Light On, she helped break
down the door for many
female guitar bands that
Cray’s live show guarantees a
great night out.
The Tyburn Tree is an epic song cycle that shines
a lantern into the terrifying corners of London’s
history. The infamous Tyburn gallows at Marble
Arch, where convicts were hung in public, providing
a gory spectacle for the masses; the dark labyrinths
and alleyways frequented by Jack the Ripper, Spring
Heeled Jack and other murderous legends.
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of, learn of, find, or find out;
gain sight or knowledge of
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Tue 4 Mar | 7.30pm
Tickets: £24, £22
Students £10
These Words
Glass Cello Concerto No. 2
Adams Harmonielehre
Sat 27 April | 7.30pm
Tickets: from £26
Students £10
In 2014 Cambridge Corn Exchange is launching an exciting new strand of live music
events under the banner of cornex:discover.
Spanning an eclectic mix of genres, they will sometimes feature artists you know and
sometimes artists you’ll be introduced to for the first time.The common theme uniting
them is that they offer something different, a chance to explore music beyond the
We hope you enjoy the first three concerts. And more importantly, we hope you
discover something new, something fresh and something you will remember for
a long time to come.
Marc Almond, of Soft Cell (‘Tainted Love’) fame is
the ringmaster-style tour guide through these tales
from the shadows. Drawing on contemporary
classical, electronic dance and ambient music,
Harle’s pulsating score combines with Almond’s
unique voice and lyrics producing punchy,
bitter-sweet songs full of emotion, driving rhythms
and black humour…a cult masterpiece.
Fri 2 May | 7.30pm
Tickets: £20
Students £10
One of Switzerland’s leading orchestras
performs a programme of mesmerising music
from three of the twentieth century’s most
influential composers, Arvo Part, John Adams
and Philip Glass. This celebration of the work
of major minimalists is conducted by Denis
Russell Davies, a champion of
modern classical music
who will also have
conducted the UK
premiere of Glass’s
Cello Concerto No. 2
in London’s Cadogan
Hall just days earlier.
Kraftwerk, formed in 1970, are a German
electronic group whose output has revolutionised
music and influenced scores of musicians.
Icebreaker are a 12-piece contemporary amplified
music group founded in 1989. This project led by
composer, producer and sound-scapist J.Peter
Schwalm re-imagines tracks from a range of
Kraftwerk albums to show off the group’s many
different sounds – from early acoustic tracks to
the iconic synthesized tunes.
Accompanied by video work of visual artists
Sophie Clements and Toby Cornish, their avant
garde film purposefully departs from the high-tech
graphics associated with Kraftwerk and instead
focusses on a nostalgic vision of a future now
passed, and a modern reworking of a lost
utopian dream.
‘So hot they’re cool.’ Time Out
Coming Soon
Sir Ranulph Fiennes
Fri 13 Jun | 8pm
Tickets £18,£10
Cambridge’s Affordable Vintage Fair
– The Sale
Cambridge Drawing Society
Sat 18 Jan
A very special Sale event with rail upon rail
of vintage clothes, accessories and gift ideas,
all at prices that won’t break the bank!
Sat 5 – Sat 12 Apr
The Society’s major spring exhibition.
Featuring paintings and drawings in a variety
of media, fine art prints and sculpture.
Varsity Boxing
Tea Dances
Sat 14 Jun | 7.30pm
Tickets £25
PBFA Cambridge Book Fair
Sir Ranulph Fiennes talks about his lifetime of record-breaking
expeditions from the first hovercraft expedition up the Nile and
the discovery of the Lost City of Ubar, through to his 52,000
mile circumnavigation of the world via both poles and his 2013
expedition to attempt the first ever trans-Antarctic winter
Where dance worlds collide! FLASHMOB is one of the most
dynamic and innovative dance shows you will ever see! Packed
with energy, the production sees dance stars Kevin Clifton and
Karen Hauer from Strictly Come Dancing, Flawless from Britain’s
Got Talent, Olivier nominated Tommy Franzen from BBC1’s So
You Think You Can Dance and Alleviate and Brosena from Sky 1’s
Got To Dance all come together for this high-energy dance show.
Thur 6 Feb
Fri 21 – Sat 22 Feb
General antiquarian and secondhand
books, maps and prints.
Cambridge Dancers Club
Sat 8 Mar
Cambridge Science Festival
Alison Balsom
Sat 15 - Sun 16 Mar
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the
Cambridge Science Festival.
Thur 9 Oct | 7.30pm
Tickets £32.50, £28.50, £22.50, £19.50
Hackney Colliery Band
+ Huey Morgan (DJ set)
Alison Balsom will be performing her first solo show. Alison is
one of the most highly regarded trumpeters and exciting classical
musicians of a generation, her infectious performances and
signature tone have become a firm favourite. She has gone on to
become Gramophone Artist of the Year, winner of the Nordoff
Robbins PPL Classical Award and has picked up three Classical
BRITs including Female Artist of the Year in 2009 & 2011.
Fri 22 Mar
Playing music that appeals to the feet as
much as to the ears, the Hackney Colliery
Band is a unique take on the brass band.
From Baroque to Broadway
This time, the trumpeter will present a truly eclectic evening
with her own musicians.
Forthcoming Events
at The Guildhall
Dance the afternoon away with wonderfull
music at the Guildhall.
Wed 22 Jan
David Last
Wed 19 Feb
David Last
Wed 19 Mar
Bob Watts
Wed 23 Apr
David Last
Wed 21 May
Bob Watts
Sun 30 Mar
Viktor Rydberg’s well-loved poem is
brought to life in a new puppetry show
for children 3+.
For details of all events at the Guildhalls
go to www.cambridge.gov.uk/guildhall
The Cambridge Corn Exchange has
recently invested in new online booking
software allowing you to be in control
of your bookings. New features include:
The versions illustrated show the
approved Tour de France and Stage 3
local authority logos.
Print at home ticketing – allowing you to
have your tickets immediately and saving
you money on postage in the process.
View from seat – now you can choose
your own seat in the venue and also see
the view from it.
The world’s biggest
annual sporting event,
the Tour de France,
is coming to Cambridge.
The ability to qualify as a Gold customer
after booking a number of shows giving
you additional benefits on future bookings.
You have complete control over your
account with us.
Join the conversation:
Cambridge City Ambassadors
As one of the first initiatives of the new Cambridge BID (Business
Improvement District), the Cambridge City Ambassadors have made a
significant impact in the city, engaging with more than 17,500
visitors since their launch in August 2013.
Out in the city seven days a week, the team of multi-lingual
Ambassadors are easily identified in their smart black suits with bowler hats
and perform a number of important roles. Primarily, they provide a street-based
concierge service offering not just a warm welcome to the city and helpful
directions, but also advice about what Cambridge has to offer; retail, leisure and
cultural attractions, as well as the hidden gems and an insight into the
city’s rich history.
Photography by
Mark Fairhurst
The City Ambassadors have received an overwhelmingly positive response from
visitors and businesses. Whether you are a Cambridge resident or a visitor from
nearby or further afield, the City Ambassadors are here to help so if you see the
team out and about, be sure to say hello!
General information
Cambridge Corn Exchange
Wheeler Street, Cambridge CB2 3QE.
Please note: The Box Office is a few
doors down from the venue.
The Corn Exchange is fully accessible.
Please inform the Box Office of any
requirements when making your booking.
31 July, 1, 2, 3 August 2014
How to book
Online at www.cornex.co.uk
rry Hinton Hall
By phone: 01223 357851
Monday - Saturday 10am-6pm
In person: Monday to Friday 12pm – 6pm*
• Saturday: 10am – 6pm*
(*or until 30 minutes after the start
of a show on performance days).
The world’s finest
folk since 1965
• Sunday (performance days only):
From 6pm, or one hour before the first
performance, until 30 minutes after the
start of a show.
Booking fee
All Corn Exchange tickets are subject to
a booking fee.
Family Ticket
Four people including a maximum of 2
Running Times
Please note we will list running times
on our website. The running times are
approximate and subject to change.
Contact us
01223 357851
Email: [email protected]
Post: Cambridge City Council,
PO Box 700, Cambridge CB1 0JH
Go to www.cornex.co.uk for details
of all shows, accessibility, visitor
information and terms & conditions.
Tickets now on sale
PLEASE NOTE: Most Rock/Pop gigs are standing and do not have
tiered or flat floor seating.
Box office:
01223 357851
email: [email protected]
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