WELCOME to autumn at the Cambridge Corn Exchange! As ever, an array of entertainment fills the weeks ahead with top names in comedy, rock and pop, orchestral concerts, and a season of fascinating autobiographical evenings, in the company of household names from Bradley Wiggins and Simon Reeve to Lenny Henry. Add to that some of the most popular tribute shows, including Illegal Eagles and Australian Pink Floyd Show, plus a visit at the end of year from St Petersburg Classic Ballet and it really is a bumper season ahead.
Pop, rock and folk acts coming to Cambridge include; cult figure Gary Numan on a special 40th anniversary tour; Midge Ure performing his iconic eighties album, Vienna in its entirety; Grammy nominated Hozier; pioneers of the Madchester sound, the Happy Mondays; BBC6 favourite with his sold out gig, Loyle Carner; iconic duo OMD; Squeeze; Shed Seven; Jack Savoretti; Adam Ant; Emeli Sande and, bringing her Christmas special, folk star Kate Rusby.
Audiences’ love of stand-up comedy is here to stay as the Corn Exchange continues to attract comedy’s brightest stars and this autumn is no different! The legendary Eddie Izzard’s two October dates sold out instantly, as has James Acaster’s Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999 gig. Other comics include Romesh Ranganathan, Dave Gorman, Frank Skinner, Rob Beckett, Henning Wehn, Josh Widdicombe and, of course, Cambridge favourite Jimmy Carr!
The Corn Exchange’s orchestral music series celebrates its 30th anniversary this autumn, with the Moscow Philharmonic opening The Boldfield Orchestral Series in early October. As well as nine concerts from top international orchestras, a special Anniversary Gala will be held in February featuring violin superstar, Nicola Benedetti. To mark this special year in the series’ history in the city, students and people aged under 26 will be able to enjoy the unique experience of orchestral music played live for just £5!
And coming to the city in February for the first time is iconic musical, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. With more glitter than ever before, featuring a dazzling array of stunning costumes, fabulous feathers and a non-stop parade of dance-floor classics including It’s Raining Men, I Will Survive, I Love The Nightlife, Finally and more; Priscilla is a hilarious adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus bound for Alice Springs to put on the show of a lifetime. What better tonic for winter!
Have a look at the new season brochure here