Guest Blog Post: Bad Aunts

Bad Aunts Blog, Camden People’s Theatre Following a sell-out run at the Brighton Fringe, the Bad Aunts are at Camden People’s Theatre for one night only before they head to the Edinburgh Fringe. Catch them in their living room on 27 July at 19.15! Eloïse Poulton & Elinor Lipman, Writers Bad Aunts is inspired by sitcoms and chat shows we … Read more

Guest Blog Post: The Eve Effect

Women make up 50 percent of the world’s population, okay 49.549 percent if you wanna get all technical, but when it comes to recorded history, women only occupy around 0.5 percent. Let that sink in. As actor-musicians, we are driven to reflect on our relationship with the past, and our connection to the stories and musical traditions that have come … Read more

CPT’s Top Picks for Edinburgh 2019

And so the Edinburgh Fringe rolls around again – despite stiff competition from CPT, still the most intense hit of new theatre and performance, anywhere. Team CPT is girding itself for a trip north – although how that will square with our general manager James’s new veganism is anyone’s guess. The shows we’re stoked about are too many to list … Read more

Guest Blog: Lucy Bell talks about Hot Flushes

In 2016 high street chain British Home Stores was closing down. The pensions of 22,000 BHS employees were in jeopardy because the pension fund had been allowed to go into debt during the chain’s ownership by Sir Phil Green, a man described by some as “the unacceptable face of capitalism”. This seemed to me an appalling state of affairs. People … Read more

Guest Blog: Nancy Ofori Geywu on Kind of Woman

Kind of Woman was born out of anger and confusion when I fully realised the abusive nature of a past relationship. The strange things that had happened began to resurface and I understood that the way that I’d been treated and made to feel incredibly uncomfortable and unsure of myself, was not okay. I never thought that playing around, exploring … Read more

Guest Blog: Emily Howarth on Breakup Songs

Writing a solo show may seem GLAM and COOL and many other punchy 4 letter words – but in reality most of the writing process, for me at least, has been just sitting behind my laptop doing hours of research and devising that may or may not be helpful or interesting. Which is why I would like to take this … Read more

TRANSPARENCY: A female gorilla’s journey to the stage

I wanted to write about our show, Are There Female Gorillas?, about its importance, its themes of body hair and female bodies, its humour and absurdism. But I started to think about the process and the development of this piece of joyful weirdness, and that is its own very important story. We’ve probably all read Lyn Gardner’s article by now. … Read more