On the Run – R&D

After two weeks in the basement at CPT, On the Run reflect on their R&D An hour before our scratch performance at Starting Blocks in March, I was a mess: under-rehearsed and petrified.   It was fine, of course.  It always is.  And having spent three months developing Tell Me Anything  (then called Kate) as part of Starting Blocks, I’d stumbled through … Read more

Guest blog: Katy Dye

Guest blog: Katy Dye ahead of her show Baby Face, part of Calm Down, Dear Making a performance is the perfect way to put a magnifying glass up to the world around you. Babyface was born of a simple project: I decided to start taking pictures of advertisements I saw around me in which women appeared to be infantilized. I … Read more

Guest Blog : Permanently Visible

Guest blog: Jenny from Permanently Visible The Ed Fringe looming, I’m sat on a packed East Coast train from London back to my native Edinburgh.  In the blissful yet disconcertingly ‘quiet coach’ I have a moment to reflect.  Of course, I should be sending all those last minute press and industry invites but I’m sorry, £4.95 an hour for Wifi?! You can take … Read more

An Open Letter to Elizabeth Day

A response to Elizabeth Day’s column about theatre in this Sunday’s Observer. Jamal Harewood’s ‘The Privileged’   Dear Elizabeth, On Sunday you wrote a column about how much you dislike theatre. You called it a ‘stilted, overrated art form’ – calling it out for being long, overpriced and dated. I think you’ve been going to the wrong theatres. The theatre you talk … Read more


A response from Coney's Tassos Stevens to the UK General Election on 7th May 2015. A movement to create a confident progressive alternative to the dictating ideology of these precarious times. An assertion of imagination and loveliness to counter a culture of fear and uncertainty. Not party political and free for anyone to draw inspiration. A complement to all the … Read more

Republica blog

REPUBLICA in Granada We had a good idea of the overall structure of the piece at this point, but there was a whole middle section to work out, the theme of which was ‘The Pact of Silence’ or ‘Dancing is Forbidden’. We arrived on ‘El día de las Cruces’ (the day of The Cross), and were told that the Albaycín, where we were staying, … Read more

Greyscale director Selma Dimitrijevic on how Gods Are Fallen And All Safety Gone was created

Greyscale director Selma Dimitrijevic on how Gods Are Fallen And All Safety Gone was created Gods Are Fallen And All Safety Gone comes to CPT for three weeks from 12 – 31 May. Take a look at the trailer here.   What was it about the parent/child relationship that interested you most? Probably the fact that everyone has experience of it in one way … Read more

Mike from Dumbshow on making political theatre, George Orwell and Naomi Klein

Dumbshow’s Mike on making political theatre, George Orwell and Naomi Klein. How do you make a great piece of political theatre? When Dumbshow started to make Electric Dreams, in a flurry of anger and feeling like we had to try engage with what’s going on as storytellers and theatre-makers, this was one of the things we set out to do. But the … Read more

Brian Logan on No Milk for the Foxes

CPT’s Artistic Director Brian Logan on why we’re excited for Beats + Elements’ hip-hop theatre show No Milk for the Foxes. The actors Julie Walters, “Dame” Judi Dench and James McAvoy have railed against it. But who’s doing anything about it? I’m talking about the slow death of working-class talent in the theatre: a much-vexed subject in the era of silver-spoon … Read more

Greyscale blog – mums and daughters

Desara and her Mum were our first ever guests on Gods Are Fallen. We asked Desara to tell us a bit more about the experience Desara and her Mum were our first ever guests on Gods Are Fallen. We asked Desara to tell us a bit more about the experience I worked with Selma on a show called ‘The Rashomon Effect’ … Read more