King's Drama Society puts on two new productions

King's College Drama Society (KCDS) is putting on two new productions this summer - Noel Coward's 'Blithe Spirit' and a monologue showcase called 'Pace'. These two plays follow on from the success of the KCDS's first production last March, 'No Exit' by Jean-Paul Sartre, which received excellent reviews.

Blithe Spirit

Postponed until next term

Blithe Spirit poster

Socialite and novelist, Charles Condomine meets his match as his departed, ex-wife — Elvira — returns unexpectedly from the dead. Apparently unalarmed by her appearance, Charles unwittingly finds himself in a ferocious love triangle between both his wives — past and present (Ruth) — who jostle for the sole right to his affections. As tensions escalate, some disturbing revelations emerge about both of Charles' relationships.

Enlisting the help of the eccentric clairvoyant, Madame Arcati, will Charles ever be rid of them? It's ostensibly a play about the almost self-parodying arrogance of a male-dominated intellectual elite and the amusing dynamics of any marital relationship, although others may read into it a more sinister interpretation.

KCDS brings this fast-moving and lively comedy to life in King's Fellows' Garden, surely one of the best ways to end the academic year!

Pace - KCDS' monologue showcase

22 June, 8pm, King's Bunker (directions will be posted on the day)

Pace poster

What can you fit into fifteen minutes? Nothing and everything, fame and obscurity, one interminable moment and the excitement that's over too soon - it all depends on the pace you set.

Tickets cost £2.50, and can be booked in advance at, or bought on the door (subject to availability).

For more information about the KCDS, contact them at or see the KCDS website.

13 June 2012