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16-18th February, 18:30 at Churchill College

A true fan will remember our VOLES radioshow by the same name from 2021. BEHOLD: now you can see it live on a stage, with actual real people in real time performing it for you pleasure!

For those of you still unsure of what’s happening, what’s happening is a queer cottagecore musical romcom about dating sims, and you can RESERVE YOUR TICKETS NOW (FOR FREE!), as well as donate any amount you feel able to the TRUSSELL TRUST, to support foodbanks across the UK and help end hunger in the UK.

A poster with the title "That's The Spirit" in a colourful whimsical font. Underneath three people are sat against a stripy rainbow background. Avery, a white person with short blond hair wearing non-binary face paint with a blue striped shirt with a trans pride pin, a red bowtie, and red trousers; Hazel, a brown woman with short dark curly hair wearing a white ruffled top and green dungarees with a lesbian pride pin; and Oli, a white man with short brown hair wearing blue jeans and a red hoodie with a rainbow pin and an aro/ace pride pin. They're all holding gaming controls, and Hazel is hugging a white fluffy cat plush
Art by Ted (Táeodor) Graham

Have you ever dreamed of ditching your degree for the wonderful world of video games? So has Hazel Hadley. Insecure and generally miserable with the state of her life, a queer cottagecore dating sim is the one place she can truly be herself. So when a freak storm makes her beloved game her reality, Hazel and her two best friends quickly realise their only path to freedom is for Hazel to make someone fall in love with her. When the real world and the digital world collide, it’s time for all three of them to face the music, do some yoga, bake some pies, and discover just how much of their true selves they’ve been suppressing. A lighthearted feel-good tale of self-discovery and queer romance awaits!

‘A Prior Engagement’

7pm 26th November, Churchill Recital room

Come along for a jolly romp through a world of aristocracy (and idiocracy…), in this silly comedy in the style of Wodehouse. Featuring incompetent aristocrats, revolutionaries, sandwich thievery, and entirely non-suspicious-looking lamps, what better way to celebrate Bridgemas and unwind from the stresses of term!

Moreover, it is, as all our shows, in aid of charity, and this term we are supporting the Trussel Trust who operate foodbanks throughout the UK, and campaign to end food poverty. We don’t charge a fixed ticket price, but we welcome any donations you’re able to support on our fundraising page:

…And you can also book a (free!) ticket here:

A poster saying "A PRIOR ENGAGEMENT" in bright purple letters, and "26 November, 7pm, Churchill College Recital Room" in white underneath. The background is a dark-teal wallpaper with an old-timey design. There are two wine glasses underneath the title: one has the CULES logo floating in it, and the other a communist symbol. In the middle is a huge sandwich on a silver plate, containing a disgustingly pink book, a decorative blue cushion, and a guppy fish, among other, normal fillings. On top of the bread are two engagement rings
Art by Rynn Hotwani (@rynnuendo on Instagram)

Michaelmas(ish) 2021 (mostly): The End of the World (again)

This festive season, buckle up for the action-archaeology adventure of the century! We’ve got passion, we’ve got parrots, we’ve got pineapples… what more could you ask for? Plus it’s all in aid of Wintercomfort – so you too can join our heroes in saving the world; donate today and do your bit! The adventure begins December 15th in… Arizona James and the Restorers of the Stolen Urn!

But wait! That’s not all… by royal decree, the show shall (and did) go on, as The Prophecy of Destiny finally came to A Theatre Near You at the start of Lent 2022. That’s right CULES is back, baby! Lovely, loud, and LIVElier than ever!

In spite of the inauspicious alignment of the stars, the machinations of the Evil Wizard interfering with our venue finding, and a few bicycle- and/or troll-related injuries among our cast – the Prophecy was Fulfilled… sort of? A big round of thanks to everyone who made this triumphant return to stage a reality!

Wintercomfort is an information, advice, training and support centre in Cambridge for those who are homeless or vulnerably housed. Please give as generously as you can – as they say, charity begins at home, and this Cambridge charity is more important than ever now, as we bundle up for another pandemic-worsened winter… Thank you for your support!

The Prophecy of Destiny

7pm, February 3rd-5th at the Wolfson Hall, Churchill College

As the scrolls have foretold, King Valiant’s great great granddaughter and her husband will defeat the Grand Mage’s great great grandson, thereby saving the Kingdom from certain doom. Princess Destiny has always known what she was born to do – in general terms of defeating great great grandsons, anyway…

Sadly, it seems that she first requires a husband – an unfortunate technicality, as she’s not so much into dashing male heirs to the throne as into peasant girls of revolutionary inclinations… Still, Fate is not to be argued with. Or is it?

Arizona James and the Restorers of the Stolen Urn

7pm, December 15th on YouTube!

It was an offer she couldn’t refuse. When a struggling arts graduate Arizona is hired to steal a priceless urn from a world-famous museum, her eccentric boss puts together an unlikely team of thieves: a hyperactive teen, a film geek, and *checks notes*… a polyamorous car salesman?

Well, one bad decision isn’t the end of the world… or is it? With the international authorities on their heels, the crew must go on a quest over ranges and rivers, through sacred temples and airport security, to stop the apocalypse. But with time running out, can these archaeologically-inclined friends really solve the ancient mystery of the great bird-god Kevin? Or will the world as we know it be history…

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