Paper Boats

  • Town and Gown Pub & Theatre


  • Theatre/Arts
  • Tickets from £12.00 - £15.95
  • recommended 12+
  • This event has taken place.
  • Multiple start times (see ticket info)

Standing on the side of a road, clutching a plastic bag in one hand and £46 in the other, staring at the future. 

Like many prison leavers, Sam has just been released into the middle of nowhere. Miles from home, with no place to go and no way of getting there, there is nothing to do except walk. 

In this brand new devised piece, Roadside Theatre offers a frank look at the reality of leaving prison in the UK through Sam’s eyes. Drawing on real-life testimony to tell unheard stories with humour and compassion, Paper Boats explores what it means to start again.

Previous praise for Roadside Theatre:

“*****” - TCS

“Understatedly perfect...deeply affecting” - The Tab

“Thoughtfully and beautifully executed, wonderfully creative and perfectly pitched” - Varsity




Ticket Event time Cost
Paper Boats
Admit One 7:30pm
19:30 - 20:40 £12.00
Pre-Theatre Dining
2 Courses. Set Menu
18:00 - 19:30 £15.95



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


Town and Gown Theatre
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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LATECOMERS - Please be aware that due to the intimate setting of the Town and Gown Theatre that latecomers MAY not be admitted. Please leave sufficient time for arrival as refunds will not be given if you cannot be admitted due to arriving late.
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Customer Reviews (6)

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  • Rating: 5

    Visited 4 days ago Written by Keith
    Very entertaining .. great audience participation..the children loved it…
  • Rating: 5

    Visited 5 days ago Written by Boris The Musical 3: The Johnson Supremacy customer
    Excellent my son and I thoroughly enjoyed the show Rosalind Peters