The Not-God Complex on Inclusion & Working Towards an Inclusive Practice

When we formed The Not-God Complex, as a collective that could serve to link together a selection of collaborative projects, the first issue we encountered was what to name ourselves. We asked ourselves – well what is this about? We threw out jokes about wanting to be an antidote to the patriarchal approaches to performance we were encountering in our … Read more

Pigfoot: Making Carbon-Neutral Theatre

We’re Pigfoot- the first carbon-neutral theatre company in the UK. We make carbon-neutral theatre by generating our own electricity, often live on stage, and ensuring all production materials are borrowed, upcycled, or bought second-hand. You can find out lots more about how we make carbon neutral work here. We’ve been making carbon-neutral theatre for over 3 years now, but there’s … Read more

Get to know our Seed Commissioned artists!

About Terri Jade Donovan I’m a disabled and hard of hearing actor and writer from Manchester. Currently a Creative Associate at Jermyn Street Theatre and a 2021 graduating actor at the Lir Academy. On my time off from the theatre at the moment you’ll probably find me taking long walks and eating a lot of cake. What inspired you to … Read more

Anna Morrissey on Creating North West

Between 1992-1999, I went to North Westminster Community School (NWCS) – a huge comprehensive school lodged between the West Way and the Paddington Basin. Both brilliant and sometimes brutal, it’s an impossible place to describe. I always knew that there was something uniquely interesting and bold about this inner London experiment in liberal education. It was filled with idealism and … Read more

Lucy Dear on her Journey to Creating ‘All In Your Head’

“Where are all the women?!” was the battle cry to my father and the TV during football matches, my protests later graduating to joining the boys’ only football team. In my tertiary days, my first solo performance was a commentary on women’s beauty rituals, where I prepared myself as a Christmas turkey in a one-woman show as a statement about … Read more

Get to know our Starting Blocks artists!

About Frankie Thompson  I am a clown, performance artist and emerging idiot from London. I began performing as a teenager as part of Soho Theatre Comedy Labs, The Royal Court Youth Theatre and Young Pleasance Theatre companies before studying at Goldsmiths University of London and The London Clown School. My first show Forbruker was a ‘one-woman advert break’ which originated … Read more

Get to know our Outside the Box artists!

About Pigfoot Pigfoot is a multi award-winning theatre company, dedicated to making collaborative, carbon-neutral theatre. We make devised work with & for those grappling with the climate and ecological crisis, as well as running workshops for schools, young people and theatre-makers. Our theatre ‘practices what it preaches’ (The Sunday Times on Pigfoot) & protests from within an industry which, in … Read more

Rap: A Shared Language for Empowerment and Therapy – by John Akinde

Rap for many people, comes with different connotations. However, It is very easy to find voices that associate rap with profanity, misogyny, violence and criminal activity – they criminalised rap because of its relation with gang culture. Rap in its essence, is a method of vocal delivery on a beat, standing for rhythm and poetry – these two concepts collide … Read more

Artist2Artist: Anna Morrissey “It’s OK To Do Nothing”

Read ‘Funny Weather: Art in an Emergency’ by Olivia Lang. I highly recommend it to everyone. Its foreword alone is worth the read and is a wonderful testimony to the power of and the need for art. “We are so often told that art can’t really change anything. But I think it can. It shapes our ethical landscapes; it opens … Read more

Reflecting on our 2020

Phew! What a year. We are – as we’re sure you are – glad to be putting it behind us. 2020 was immensely challenging for CPT and the cultural sector. We know that not everyone in our industry is still standing at the end of this tumultuous year, and they are in our thoughts. We know our artists continue to … Read more