Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Summer Camp

Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club has 160 years old of experience. This will be their first year in China.

Top faculties will be provided for the workshop

A platform for passionate students who love drama and performing

Developing self-confidence, inspiring enthusiasm and exploring your potential

Date:6th, Aug. to 12th, Aug 2018 (7 days)

Programme Introduction

“We know what we are, but know not what we may be.”

—— William Shakespeare

Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club(


Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club
The Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club (CUADC) is the oldest student dramatic society in the country. Founded in 1855, the club now supports over 50 productions a year in Cambridge, Edinburgh, London and on tour. This year, the Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club is going to work with ASDAN China to offer high school summer dramatic programs. Chinese students will be able to enjoy some of the best English 􀀀dramatic education right here in China. CUADC offers an intensive, hands-on, and total immersion approach to learning. In this course, students not only learn acting skills in English, they also gain relevant English classic drama knowledge. Students will come from all over China to learn and work together, creating a rich exchange of ideas, which builds a network for their graduates.

Teaching Faculty

Carine Valarche

Human, Social and Political Sciences
Hello! My name is Carine and I am about to graduate from Cambridge in Human, Social and Political Sciences. I have been in almost 60 productions at Cambridge, ranging from acting and directing to producing and stage managing, and have performed in London and Edinburgh too. I have also done some professional background voice acting for film and TV, using my English, French, Russian and Japanese. I’d love to speak to all of you so feel free to stop me and say hey!

Holly Mackinlay

I am a second year student at Cambridge studying History. I specialise in 20th century diplomatic relations, and my current research focus is the role of women in espionage and intelligence gathering. Theatre is something I have always been passionate about; before university, I received formal and informal training from several leading UK drama schools including RADA, and have experience working with devised, physical, and European theatre. I have shared these experiences within workshop programs in England and America. At university I’ve become more interested in directing and using my performance experience to inform new and exciting stories. I can’t wait to meet everyone and get started!

Helen Vella Taylor

Education with English and Drama
I am a third year student about to graduate with an Education with English and Drama degree from Cambridge University. My studies encompass the history, sociology, philosophy of Education as well as English Literature and Theatre Studies. Since arriving in Cambridge I have taken part in 19 productions - some of my recent credits include: The Marlowe Showcase, Bottom in the Cambridge American Stage Tour’s production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night's Dream and Lady Croom in Arcadia at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. I have also worked professionally as a background voice artist for television. Before Cambridge, I received a Young Leaders’ Award from the Royal Shakespeare Company. When I’m not acting or studying I like to participate in outreach work and do embroidery (although usually not at the same time)!

Ellie Gaunt

I am a second-year Linguistics student with a specialist interest in voice and accent, following my studies in phonetics. Having received training from students of Bristol Old Vic Theatre School throughout my time at high school and most recently graduating from the National Youth Theatre in 2016, theatre has always been a big part of my life. In Cambridge, I have taken on roles both on and off stage, ranging from producing to make-up design. Professionally, I have toured a children’s puppetry show around England, acting as a puppeteer and taking on stage management responsibilities. In addition to this, I have worked as a scare actor for multiple years at Frightmare Halloween Festival, being awarded ‘best actor’ in 2015.

Alex Ridley

History and Philosophy of Science
I am a third year student studying the History and Philosophy of Science. Before university I had a great interest in acting but since coming to Cambridge I have discovered a love of making theatre happen - this means that I have stage-managed and produced various shows as well as doing some more wacky behind-the-scenes things: my credits include titles such as Pyrotechnician and Flying Director! Last year I co-planned a two week tour of Much Ado About Nothing around Europe, and I am currently CUADC President for 2018-2019.

Sam Tannenbaum

Hi! I am a first year undergraduate in Music, specialising in composition and opera. I have always been passionate about theatre and have been involved with a variety of shows in Cambridge, both writing and performing. My experience has ranged from sketch comedy to Shakespeare to musical theatre. I’m very interested in new writing, and would love to explore any ideas you might have. I’m looking forward to meeting all of you!



Certificate of Completion by CUADC

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Application Information


6th, Aug. to 12th, Aug. 2018 (7 days)


Shanghai Guanghua College Pudong Campus (No. 2788, Chuanzhou Rd, Pudong District)



Who can apply?

  • High school students who are passionate about drama and performing
  • Students who wish to apply for an art major or to study abroad
  • Students who have a good English level from being taught in English

Admission Quota

60 High School Students


15th, July 2018

Contact Us

  • East China: Ms. Gong‭13512164953
  • North and Northeast China: Miss Chen 18610343436
  • South China: Mr Fu 13811389384
  • Southwest and Central China: Ms Lu 15262338697