It's a wonderful life: A Live Radio Play

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  • Tickets from £20.00 - £29.95
  • Recommended 8+
  • Various dates from Wednesday 7th December 2022
  • Multiple start times (see ticket info)

This inventive twist on Frank Capra’s classic film brings the ever-timely story of disaster, redemption and holiday magic to life on stage before your eyes and ears. 

It’s Christmas Eve, 1946, and five actors have gathered in a New York studio for a live radio broadcast, ready to take on dozens of characters and recreate Bedford Falls with live foley sound effects and virtuosic, high-energy performances. Even the cynics among us will cheer as George Bailey, standing on the brink of despair, famously learns that "no man is a failure who has friends.” 

Regularly voted as the nations favourite Christmas film this creative and inventive twist on telling this heartwarming story will kick off your family Christmas with perfection.

Book your 2 course Christmas meal to have before the show at checkout! Menu on our website.




Ticket Event time Cost
It's a Wonderful Life - Evenings

Admit One 7:30pm

19:30 - 21:30 £20.00
It's a Wonderful Life - Matinee

Admit One 2:30pm

14:30 - 16:30 £20.00
It's a Wonderful Life - Xmas Eve 1pm

Admit One 1pm 

13:00 - 15:00 £20.00
It's a Wonderful Life - Xmas Eve 5pm

Admit One 5pm

17:00 - 19:00 £20.00
Pre-Theatre Dining - Wednesday

2 Xmas Courses. Set Menu

18:00 - 19:25 £24.95
It's a Wonderful Life - Evening Weds

Admit One 7:30pm

19:30 - 21:30 £20.00
Pre-Theatre Dining Evenings

2 Xmas Courses. Set Menu

18:00 - 19:25 £29.95
Pre-Theatre Dining Matinee

2 Xmas Courses. Set Menu

13:00 - 14:25 £29.95



Town and Gown Pub & Theatre, 8, Market Passage, Cambridge, CB2 3PF

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Town and Gown is Cambridge's latest pub with a twist. Expect a truly traditional pub, tanked craft beer, great British food and even an intimate fringe theatre! We've gone back to the roots of the building and bringing some real history back to life.

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  • Rating: 5

    Visited 6 days ago Written by Sandra
    Thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Amazed cast learnt to sign for their performances. Brilliantly portrayed hearing loss. Enlightening. Look forward to seeing more productions at Town and Gown venue. All staff very welcoming.
  • Rating: 5

    Visited 3 days ago Written by Tim
    A fantastic well entertaining evening of cabaret. The line-up of talent was impressive. Very enjoyable.

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