Three men in a boat in a library

Three men in a boat

The Friends of Rock Road Library invite local residents to enjoy a dramatisation of Jerome K Jerome’s comic novel Three Men in a Boat – a one-man show by local actor Geoff Hales.

The show is at Rock Road Library and starts at 8 p.m. after a welcome drink. There is no fixed charge but the Friends invite the audience to donate towards their funds, which go back into events such as this.

Geoff Hales read English at Cambridge, went away and came back! He runs his own theatre company, ‘Travelling Theatre’, which performs one-man shows about great writers. He has appeared all over England and in Prague, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Germany and Switzerland.

Three Men in a Boat was first published in 1899 and has never been out of print since. Come and see why!


The Friends of Rock Road Library support the work of the library and arrange community events to support it. The Friends Group originally came into being to create a garden at the back of the library. See

They supported the library throughout the period of threatened cuts to its funding.


Rock Road Library is on Rock Road, between Cherry Hinton Road and Blinco Grove.

Dress up for the stage with Classworks

Classworks Theatre & Costumes is at 2a Rock Road, nestling in the corner of Rock and Cherry Hinton Roads. Overshadowed by a large betting shop, it’s easy to walk past. Don’t! Go and have a look.

I went to investigate the other day, as I had heard Classworks are taking part in ‘Cambridgeshire Open July’, a programme of events taking place next month.   Inside is a cornucopia of theatrical costumes and props from the days of Ancient Greece to the present, and a staggering variety of props. The collection is hired out for shows and special events.

Given the thousands of hats, shoes, dresses, coats and props that are there, you should find what you are looking for, but if not, they will make your costume for you – and even style your hair so it’s right for the part. They are opening their doors to everyone next month, so you can go and try costumes on. I’ll be looking for a flapper dress from the 1920s. Feather boa, anyone?

2nd-31st July, Tuesday, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 10.30am-4.00pm.

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