Autumn/Winter 2017 at CPT
- Brand new in-house production Fog Everywhere headlines Shoot the Breeze, a line-up of environmental themed work
- Major new festival exploring gender identities, Come As You Are
- London premiere of Barrel Organ’s Anyone’s Guess How We Got Here
CPT is thrilled to announce a five-month season of cutting-edge new theatre from the UK’s most exciting emerging artists. From September’s gender-anarchy to January’s smashing of the patriarchy – via a (sort of) Jon Bon Jovi musical, an in-yer-face takedown of ‘misogynoir’ and a blast of fresh air brought to bear on London’s air pollution – CPT is the place to be for unexpected, highly engaged and adventurous independent theatre.
Highlights include a breathtaking new in-house production, Fog Everywhere (31 Oct- 11 Nov), made with the Environmental Research Group at Kings College London and students at Westminster Kingsway College, which addresses the drastic effects of air pollution on young Londoners. The latest from acclaimed ensemble Barrel Organ, CPT co-production Anyone’s Guess How We Got Here (10-28 Oct) – part road trip, part haunted house, part bedtime story – explores debt, eviction, childhood, and the thing under the floorboards. Also supported by CPT, there are week-long runs for Nouveau Riche’s response to ‘misogynoir’, Queens of Sheba (10-14 Oct); Lab Collective’s interactive show on immigration and citizenship, Incoming/Exodus; and Adam (Dead Centre) Welsh’s startling enquiry into the value of a life, There But for the Grace of God (Go I) (5-9 Dec).
In September, our brand new festival exploring trans, non-binary and gender-queer Come As You Are is headlined by Milk Presents’ Bullish (Sept 12-30; co-produced by CPT), a wild show, drawing on Greek mythology, about not taming the minotaur within. In November, Fog Everywhere appears as part of a two-week season, Shoot the Breeze (Oct 31 – Nov 11) exploring climate change and the environment; and there’s a fortnight’s mini-festival, The Shape of Things to Come (Nov 21 – Dec 2), featuring brand new, never-before-seen works-in-progress from CPT’s favourite artists – including Breach Theatre, Gobscure and Haley McGee.
Elsewhere in the programme, CPT associate artists Sh!t Theatre return with their Dolly Parton show, DollyWould (3-5 Oct); SBC Theatre revive their 2016 smash Tanja (15-18 Nov), set in Yarl’s Wood detention centre; and The Hiccup Project are back with It’s Okay, I’m Dealing with It (18 & 19 Nov). New to CPT, we welcome Neon Peach with their sci-fi show Little Eden (6 & 7 Oct), Besides Ourselves, with a clown show about sex and Christianity, Just Don’t Do It (6 & 7 Oct) and down from Scotland, Superfan’s performance about movie violence and masculinity, Stuntman (16 & 17 Nov). The season culminates in the New Year with our fifth annual festival of innovative feminist performance, Calm Down, Dear (from 16 Jan) – this year featuring Vanessa Kisuule’s acclaimed show Sexy, among many others. (Full programme to be announced in September.)