Artists we love to work with

“Who would have thought that of all the venues around London one of the most thrilling – if emotionally exhausting – nights out would be in a house in Cantelowes Road?… Our Glass House is an outstanding production” – Camden New Journal, October 2013

There are too many artists to mention who we’ve loved having at CPT, and can’t wait to welcome back. But here are some of the great artists and companies who we’ve been working most closely with over the last few months (and years)…

Thomas Martin

Thomas Martin took part in the inaugural Starting Blocks scheme in 2011 with his company Barometric. With Pat Ashe, he went on to create Beta Public, an innovative videogames-meets-theatre event programmed regularly at CPT. Tom created and developed his solo project, Professional Supervision, in 2013; it was revived at Sprint 2014 and recently enjoyed a successful run at the Vault festival. His follow-up Human Basic scratched as part of 20/20 Vision festival and appears in Sprint 2015. For more info on Tom’s work: http://thomasjamesmartin.co.uk/

Theatre State

Theatre State are Tess Seddon and Cheryl Gallacher. They "make shows that celebrate the weird and alienating about 21st-century life". At CPT, they've performed On the Benefits of Being a Troll (Sprint 2012); they developed their Fanny Hill Project, which helped launch our Calm Down, Dear festival of feminism; and they're returning (we hope) in 2015 with a Generation Anger-themed contribution to our General Election festival, and with their new show Tribute Acts. Watch this space, and for more info on Theatre State, follow this link: www.theatrestate.co.uk/

Superbolt Theatre

Superbolt performed their show Centralia at CPT in autumn 2012, then developed their next show The Uncanny Valley here. Uncanny Valley went on to appear on the Edinburgh Fringe, where the company (Simon Maeder, Maria Askew, Frode Gjerlow) won the Brighton Fringe Pick of Edinburgh Award for Emerging Talent. The show returned to CPT in April 2014. In 2015, CPT is also working with Simon Maeder on he and Adam El Hagar's project Licensed to Ill. For more info on Superbolt Theatre: http://superbolttheatre.com

Sh!t Theatre

Sh!t Theatre's work consists of political satire; the personal; comedy; music; physical theatre and it frequently explores the meta. We have worked with Rebecca and Louise on several projects over the last 2 – 3 years. Their show JSA (Job Seekers Allowance) came to our Beyond the Joke festival (and went on to win a Total Theatre Award), they also scratched their show Women's Hour for our Calm Down, Dear festival of feminism in 2013 – then premiered the full production as headline show in CDD2014. We love what they do, and look forward to having them back at CPT soon. http://www.shittheatre.co.uk/

Rachel Mars

Rachel participated in our artist development / peer network scheme Starting Blocks in 2012, on which she developed her show about the impulse to be funny, The Way You Tell Them. The show went on to headline CPT’s Beyond the Joke festival of standup theatre, and to tour internationally. Rachel's new work-in-progress Our Carnal Hearts is in Sprint 2015. www.rachelmars.org

Milk Presents

Milk Presents – whose core members are Ruby Glaskin, Adam Roberston, and Lucy Doherty – developed their show A Real Man’s Guide to Sainthood at CPT in 2012, and subsequently performed their work-in-progress Self-Service at our Sprint 2013 festival. More info on Milk Presents: www.milkpresents.com

Louise Orwin

Louise Orwin took part in CPT’s artist development scheme Starting Blocks in 2013, on which she developed her Pretty Ugly project. This innovative documentary-theatre event explored the activities of teenage girls on social media. CPT helped Louise develop the show towards a full production in Oct/Nov 2013 as the headliner in our acclaimed Calm Down, Dear festival of feminism. The show received global publicity, 4- and 5-star reviews – and in autumn 2014 embarked on a UK tour. Also in autumn 2014, Louise staged a work-in-progress of her new project A Girl and a Gun as part of Calm Down Dear 2014. For more info on Louise’s work: www.louiseorwin.com

Jamie Wood

Jamie's current show O NO! is in our Sprint 2015 festival. Previously, Jamie developed his Beating McEnroe at CPT. It went on to appear at Summerhall on the Edinburgh Fringe and was selected for Ovalhouse’s From Edinburgh with Love slot in autumn 2013. Before that, Jamie directed Rachel Mars’ CPT-developed hit The Way You Tell Them, and his company Petra’s Pulse brought several shows to CPT. www.jamiewood.org.uk/

Gameshow

Gameshow are Matt Ryan and Matthew Evans. In December 2012, Matthew and CPT co-created The HS2 Project, a documentary theatre event made in collaboration with our Camden community, about the local impact of the government’s plans to build a high-speed rail line from Euston to Birmingham. Gameshow later took part on our Pop-Up Shop event in Crowndale Rd in March 2013, then spent a week at CPT last autumn developing their new show This is the Moon, That is the Earth (we are here, we are here) – which then came to Sprint in March 2014. For more info on Gameshow: www.gameshow.org.uk/

Emma Frankland

Emma Frankland has developed and performed in multiple projects at CPT. She co-devised and starred in the Fringe First Award-winning Paperweight, and brought her touring show Frankland & Sons here in Jan 2012. With her brother Keir Cooper, Emma developed her radical refit of Cervantes’ Don Quijote here from Sprint 2012, via Starting Blocks 2013, then saw it selected for the prestigious British Council Showcase in August 2013. The show then headlined CPT’s Hard to Resist festival in January 2014, where it enjoyed an extended sell-out run. Emma's current project Language features in Sprint 2015.

Coney

Coney are interactive theatre-makers, who weave together theatre and game design to create dynamic shows and experiences. Over the last three years, Coney have hosted several workshops and salons at CPT, creating opportunities for audiences and artists to explore and discuss (in 2013) activism and (in 2014) systems, and how to change them. For CPT’s Hard to Resist festival in Jan 2014, Coney scratched their project Codename: REMOTE which returned in autumn 2014 and will develop through 2015. The company's interactive experience in London's financial district, Adventure 1, is part of our Sprint 2015 festival. For more info on Coney: www.coneyhq.org/

Common Wealth Theatre

Common Wealth is a site-specific theatre company making work that seeks to challenge and respond to political and social issues. CPT worked with Common Wealth to bring Our Glass House to Camden – an extraordinary performance-installation in a residential house, tackling the subject of domestic violence. This CPT/Common Wealth co-production saw the show's London premiere, after it won an Amnesty International award for its Edinburgh Fringe 2013 performances. CPT was proud to be involved in this event, and looks forward to working with Evie, Rhiannon and co in the future. For more info on Common Wealth: http://www.commonwealththeatre.co.uk