Anyone’s Guess How We Got Here

Dates and Times

Tue 10 - Sat 28 Oct at 7.15pm

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Ticket information

£12 / 10 conc (£8 previews)

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Part of our Autumn 2017 programme. Browse the full season here. Take advantage of our double bill ticket offer, and book two different shows on the same night for just £16! Simply add the tickets to your basket and we’ll do the rest.

Presented by Barrel Organ, commissioned by CPT


“Don’t respond, hold my breath, move the sofa away from the wall, and lay down in the gap made between, and hide. And wait. And when they go, poke my fingers out the letterbox. Stretch them wide. Feel the cold of the air. And think, if I left them there long enough, the wolves might come, and eat me piece by piece.”

She’s standing in what used to be her bedroom. She’s come back to reclaim what she buried. The car waits outside.

On debt, eviction, childhood, and the thing under the floorboards. On what remains, long after you’ve paid it off.

After 2014’s multi award-winning Nothing and 2015’s Some People Talk About Violence, Barrel Organ return with their third show. Anyone’s Guess How We Got Here is a road-trip. A haunted-house. A bedtime story. A photo-album. An ‘80s fantasy film. A demolition project. A riot.

Unsettling and intriguingly disruptive” -★★★★ The Stage, August 2017

Gripping and unsettling… An inventive and unnerving hour that counts the cost of debt” -★★★★ What’s On Stage, August 2017

Astonishing… Very Much Recommended. Go And See This” – Andrew Haydon, Postcard from the Gods, August 2017

“A seriously clever piece of theatre”★★★★ Broadway Baby, August 2017

“This young company are the future” – The Guardian

Commissioned by and developed at Camden People’s Theatre, with support from Manchester Royal Exchange and Arts Council England.

Breaking the Chain – 24th October

Dan Hutton discusses debt with Jenny Nelson from the Jubilee Debt Campaign

Jubilee Debt Campaign is a charity based in the UK. It is part of a global movement demanding freedom from the slavery of unjust debts and a new financial system that puts people first. The charity is currently campaigning for debt relief for the islands struck by hurricanes in the Caribbean. In the UK they are raising awareness of a growing crisis in personal debts that trap people in poverty; they are calling on the government to take action and for lenders to stop exploiting vulnerable people.

Join us for a post show discussion following the performance of Anyone’s Guess How We Got Here on 24th October. Admission free with an Anyone’s Guess ticket.

All performances in the final week of Anyone’s Guess How We Got Here  will be accessible for deaf and hard of hearing audience members using hand-held captioning equipment The Difference Engine.

The Difference Engine is developed by Talking Birds Theatre Company to provide access to experimental, small scale and site-specific performance. It broadcasts captions to smart phones and tablets.

If you would like to use The Difference Engine to caption a performance, please email Joe 24 hours in advance of the performance you are booking for on [email protected]

For more information on The Difference Engine and how to download the app please read this document.

About the company

Barrel Organ work collaboratively and collectively to create politically engaged theatre. Their style is inherently, self-consciously theatrical. They draw attention to the context of ‘theatre’ and highlight the audience’s relationship to their surroundings. They create pieces which engage with the audience and ask them to interrogate 21st-century culture. Though stylistically minimal, our theatre never underestimates the audience’s intelligence. They are proud to be associate artists at Camden People’s Theatre.

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