THE THEATRE GUIDE DOG is tired of all your crying.
As the infamous week looms over us, I feel it is my duty to combat your pathetic self-prophetic colour-coding.
I shall instead take this opportunity to revel in the colour yellow. Stop feeling so fucking sorry for yourselves, it’s only one of the most stressful educational institutions on the planet. Here are some facts to start you off:
1) Coldplay performed their hit “Yellow” at the “Celebrating Steve” event at Apple in memory of Steve Jobs in October 2011. When Coldplay first performed the song for Jobs ten years earlier, he had said it was “shit” and that “they would never make it”.
2) The term “yellow movie” (????) can refer to films of pornographic nature in Chinese culture, and is analogous to the English “blue movie”.
3) Yellow is an effective colour to surround yourself with when studying, as it has a stimulating effect on the mind. See how good I am to you?
Wolfson Howler – 20th February only
Kicking off a week of misguided belief that the best antidote for stress and anxiety is LOLZ. But it does feature Josh Widdicombe, whoever that is.
Wolfson College Bar, 8.30pm £5
Corpus Smoker – 20th February only
Another chance to laugh away your blues, if you missed the start of the Howler (or decided to leave early). This one has both a Pierre Novellie and audience prizes/awards.
Corpus Playroom, 9.30pm £5-6
Les Justes – 21st-25th February
Now this is more like it. Watch people get angry and stressy about killing people and blowing things up. Also the possibility of Russian accents. Probably not, but one always hopes.
Corpus Playroom, 7pm £5-6
The Priory – 21st-25th February
Middle-class people ingesting alcohol and cocaine get angry at each other. Still a comedy, though.
ADC, 7.45pm £6-10
A Midsummer Night’s Dream - 21st-25th February
Even the more cultured offering insists on being “funny” this week. However, it has been rehearsed twice as much as your average Cambridge show. And is accordingly thrice as expensive.
Cambridge Arts Theatre, 7.45pm £15-25
Pilot – 21st-25th February
MEANWHILE, in an AEROPLANE, MORE funny things happen.
Corpus Playroom, 9.30pm £5-6
Write-Offs: A Sketch Show – 21st-24th February
Watch people being funny about being funny. It’s all very clever.
Christ’s Yusuf Hamied Theatre, 9.30pm £4-5
Some Enchanted Evening – 21st February only
Superficial sugariness in heavily condensed chunks. Think having fudge rammed down your throat after a particularly nasty breakup.
ADC, 11pm £5-6
The Seventh Seal – 22nd-25th February
Get dark, cultural and broody in the ADC with Ingmar Bergman. Get excited: this could mean the ADC’s weekly cocktail contains seven separate ingredients.
ADC, 11pm £4-6
Die Fledermaus – 23rd-25th February
Even the opera people are being cheerful; is there no hope? Still, claims that it involves Made in Chelsea in some way could still leave room for some healthy Schadenfreude.
West Road Concert Hall, 8pm/2pm £10-16