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Footlights

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Cambridge University Footlights Dramatic Club, commonly referred to simply as the Footlights, is an amateur theatrical club in Cambridge, England, run by the students of Cambridge University. It was founded in 1883.

It grew in prominence in the 1960s, as a hotbed of comedy and satire, and continues to produce the regular, and very popular Smokers at the ADC Theatre; informal mixtures of sketches and stand-up.

It also produces regular plays and sketch shows, such as 2004's Daddy's Dead and the Spring Revue Cracking Up, as well as the tour show, Beyond A Joke. The current Footlights president is Simon Bird.

Notable entertainers who were members of Footlights include:

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