At 10am on Saturday BBC Vets in Practice star Steve Leonard will launch this year's Cambridge Science Festival, an eight-day celebration of science that encompasses events and workshops aimed at every age group, from the toddler upwards. He will then give a children's lecture Extreme Animals Uncovered (Babbage Lecture Theatre, New Museums Site) to explain what it's like to film with dangerous animals.
A group of Cambridge students have spent their summer break putting together a touring production of Romeo and Juliet. Previews will be held at the ADC Theatre this weekend (1 and 2 September, 2001) before the team crosses the Atlantic for a four-week tour of the USA. The production returns to Cambridge for a final run at the ADC in October.
Members of the Cambridge University Opera Society are among the cast of a new production due to open in the town this week.
The playwright and theatre director John Barton is returning to the ADC Theatre after an absence of forty years. Most recently in the news as the writer of current epic Tantalus, he will be staging a production of his highly acclaimed one-man show, Le Morte D'Arthur, on Saturday 3 March. Proceeds from the event will go to the English Faculty's fundraising campaign.
Past met future at the ADC Theatre last week when 21st century digital imaging techniques were used to create a production of the 2,500 year-old Aristophanes comedy The Clouds. The digital set was created by Cambridge students on the MPhil in Architecture and the Moving Image.