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Tue 4 - Sat 8 November 2014

CUOS and BATS

Albert Herring

Benjamin Britten



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1950s suburbia, Lady Billows is organising the annual May Day festival and desperate to find girls for the coveted position of Queen of the May. However, it turns out none of the girls in the village are virgins – disqualifying them. Thus, Lady Billows and Superintendent Budd decide to select a May King instead of a May Queen. Albert Herring, a virgin, is the perfect candidate. He is crowned May King at the Fete. But, feeling ridiculed, jealous of his colleague, Sid’s relationship with Nancy and drunk from a spiked drink, he heads out into the wide world. The town assumes he is dead, and are deep in tragic mourning when Albert finally, and most comedically, returns to their great surprise and frustration!

Fitzpatrick Hall, Queens' College
Queens' College Cambridge, Cambridge, CB3 9ET, United Kingdom

performances

Tue 4 - Sat 8 November 2014 at 7.45pm

tickets

£12; £9 concessions

 
 
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