Camden People’s Theatre announces appointment of Isobel Colchester as Chair of the Board

Kate McGrath steps down after eight-year tenure Camden People’s Theatre is delighted to announce the appointment of Isobel Colchester as chair of its board of trustees. Isobel is Chief Executive of the poetry promoter Poet in the City. Isobel’s appointment comes after a short transitional period as co-chair with Kate McGrath, who now steps down. Director of the independent producers … Read more

Camden People’s Theatre announces new commissions to support artists and the local community

Newly secured Paul Hamlyn Foundation funding will be granted to nineteen artists creating new work, with emphasis on marginalised voices Projects will explore what ‘live’ can be in the era of social distancing – and will be selected with input from a new community panel Ongoing collaboration with charity Food For All to provide emergency supplies for local community Best … Read more

BLACK LIVES MATTER

Camden People’s Theatre wishes to express its strong support for and solidarity with the worldwide protests against systemic racism in light of the appalling murder of George Floyd. At CPT, we still have lots to learn about anti-racism. We will take this opportunity to listen, learn more, and ask ourselves: how can we better build anti-racism into everything we do? … Read more

We’re locked down – but we’ll get up again

It’s now been nine weeks since CPT closed its doors to the public – something we couldn’t have dreamt of at the turn of the year. It was devastating to postpone so many wonderful productions and commissions. But we’ve been overwhelmed by the support, positivity and goodwill of our audiences, artists and staff. Thank you! With several staff on furlough, … Read more

In This Day and Stage: Fringe-Watching Sprint 2020 (chapter 3)

In This Day and Stage: Fringe-Watching Sprint 2020 Chapter 3 Hello again! I am writing this blogpost from my living room and not from the foyer of CPT, a bittersweet experience: ultimately, COVID-19 (that, actually, was featured as a special, even if undesired, guest in both my previous posts) has caught up with the UK, and we find ourselves facing … Read more

In This Day and Stage: Fringe-Watching Sprint 2020 (chapter 2)

In This Day and Stage: Fringe-Watching Sprint 2020 Chapter 2 On Monday evening, after spending the day between university, the tube, and work (Coronavirus, bring it on), I stuck around at Camden People’s Theatre. My friend Anja was to come with me. This happened: Greta, 13:55 Hello hon! Remember last time at CPT you were late and therefore left out? … Read more

In This Day and Stage: Fringe-Watching Sprint 2020 (chapter 1)

In This Day and Stage: Fringe-Watching Sprint 2020 Chapter 1 Testing, 1, 2, 3… Hi! I’m Greta and I’m the Admin & Marketing Intern at the Camden People’s Theatre. Two things about me: 1) I swear a lot; 2) I have a dark sense of humour, the kind that provokes my friends’ hilarity (and disgust, and just a bit of … Read more

Guest Blog Post: Jose Reyes Canseco on the Queer Migrant Experience

Me as a Migrant There are some elements about your life that do not come afloat and into your consciousness unless life throws you in a specific context. I came to this country when I was only 20 years old, I had traveled before but this time it was going to be different. Obviously, so many things changed, I mean, … Read more

Guest Blog Post: Jose Reyes Canseco on the Queer Migrant Experience

Me as a Migrant There are some elements about your life that do not come afloat and into your consciousness unless life throws you in a specific context. I came to this country when I was only 20 years old, I had travel before but this time it was going to be different. Obviously so many things changed, I mean, … Read more