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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…

Lent 2021: In Which We Save The World…

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.

Thank you – and enjoy!

Heroics 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… CULES to the rescue!

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?

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