Easter 2021: Ghouls and Good Causes and Gay Things
Hello, hello, hello! Against the odds, we’ve done it again (please validate us). Despite the trials and tribulations of the past term, we’ve turned out two spectacular… err… spectacles? With one smashingly Steampunk operetta and a whole smorgasbord of baffling C[U]LES (see what we did there!?) to enjoy, you’re spoilt for choice! Plus, all our productions this summer have been to support Stonewall; so, if you missed the live airings what are you waiting for? Get watching and get giving (not necessarily in that order): https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/cules-easterterm-2021
Chaotic [U] of Light Entertainment Shorts
7pm, 3 July 2021 on YouTube
A medley of the Chaotic, the Lightly Entertaining, the Short. Featuring an assortment of sketches and short plays, from melodramatic cake lamentations and disagreements between Dorset farmers, to Vikings taking a break from vicious pillaging to stop the decline of the red squirrel population. There are peculiar fine dining experiences, oven-shaped TARDISes, and Isle(s?) of Wight, and who knows what else!
The Ghoul of the Music Hall: Easter 2021
7pm, 26-28 (Acts I-III) June 2021 on YouTube
Basically: “Phantom of the Opera” – but excellenter and sillier and Steampunk. Eight is a singing automaton who wants nothing more than to be human and to win her creator’s heart. When the first part of that wish is granted, she finds herself part of a double act at the local Music Hall, long haunted by a mysterious Ghoul…
Lent 2021: Radio Play and Sketch Show
Well, it’s been an exciting term, chaps! And what better end to the term than curling up on the sofa with a comedy classic – and donating to CULES’ charity of choice, of course. This term we’re supporting The Innocence Project, an amazing initiative that exonerates the wrongly convicted through DNA testing and drives reform to prevent future injustice: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/cambridge-university-light-entertainment-society-cules
Thank you – and enjoy!
The CULES Sketch Show: Lent 2021
2pm, 4 April 2021 on YouTube
Sentient prime numbers, a noble knight on a Great Quest for the Crown, a polyamorous turtleneck, an explosion-hazard goose and many more such classics can be found in this absurd radio sketch show. Well, what are you waiting for?
Heroes For Beginners
7pm, 19 March 2021 on YouTube
If you could have any superpower, what would you choose? Flight? Telekinesis? Invisibility? How about – the ability to bend things…? Heroics for Beginners is a highly chaotic, action-packed radio play about a couple of not-quite superheroes attempting to defeat a cunning Evil Mastermind , uncovering some dark secrets along the way. Tune in at our top-secret YouTube channel for the full de-briefing…
Michaelmas 2020: Musical, Radio Play, and Sketch Show
Cambridge University Light Entertainment Society are continuing our nonsense and silliness with our (still remote) Michaelmas term productions: “Whitebeam, Aspen and Shape” – a magical radio musical by Charlotte Vine, “As Yet Untitled” – a short comedy radio play by Annabel Jupp, and “Nothing To See Here Either (Now With Sheep!)” – a sketch show featuring sketches by Anna Trowby, Kit Livsey and Louis Davies.
This Michaelmas term, we will be raising money for Refuge, a charity which supports those experiencing domestic violence. Though our radio shows will be totally free to access, we invite you to donate whatever you can to our fundraiser. Anything is much appreciated!
Whitebeam, Aspen and Shape
2pm, 20 December on YouTube
At first glance, Rowan Whitebeam is a rather ordinary witch in every way. But what most do not know is that for many years, Rowan’s been haunted by an insufferably sassy demon which they’re desperate to be rid of.
Just how far will Rowan go in their exorcism attempts? How many songs will they break into for absolutely no good reason? And why did one of our cast members have to photoshop their face onto a squirrel?? Join us on this fantasy radio-adventure at the grand YouTube premiere to find out!
As Yet Untitled
6pm, 15 December on Cam FM
Have you ever tried to write a novel? It’s not easy, is it? Lydia knows this first hand, as do her characters.
Join Lydia in her strange mind as her characters take apart her every idea and turn her plot on its head with their strange schemes and bizarre accents!
Nothing To See Here Either (Now With Sheep!)
8:30pm, 11 December on Cam FM
You’ve heard of Nothing to See Here – but what’s this now? Nothing to See Here Either, except this time there are sheep!
More absurdity, more chaos, more things not to be seen – conspiracy theories, tannoys, mysterious train journeys and – ah yes, sheep! – we have them all.