Dates and Times
Wed 16 Nov at 7.15pm
Part of All The Right Notes, a three-week festival exploring what happens when gigs and theatre collide. See two shows in one night for just £16 with our double bill offer – simply add two shows into your basket and we’ll do the rest! Browse the rest of the programme here.
To celebrate the opening of CPT’s first ever festival of cutting-edge gig-theatre, we’re throwing a unique party. For one night only, the UK’s most exciting theatre-makers sack off their scripts, turn their amps up, and play some tunes. Artists performing include mingbeast, She-Goat (Eugenie Pastor and Shamira Turner), Beats & Elements, Lady Vendredi and Chris Brett Bailey.
Come join us in the CPT mosh-pit for a gig with a difference from some of your favourite theatre artists.
The Beginning of the End of the Heroic Child by Lady Vendredi
A Secular Ecstatic Ritual presided over by Lady Vendredi, transforming pain into beauty via the medium of discarded remnants of empty trash signifiers. Moving from the sea beneath the waters of the past through the fourth dimension and passing to a glimpse of a forgotten future. A rite for all of those who wish to take part in an inter-dimensional breakdown. A wild ride down a rabbit hole of splintering realities. Dogmas challenged, desires and dreams unravelled. Featuring popular songs from Lady Vendredi’s long lost limited edition 12 inch EP (for sale in the foyer) and the future music of Mamatrix. ★★★★★ Time Out
Double Trouble by SheGoat
A duo of songs from that show about doppelgangers no one can really remember the name of, performed by a pair of real-life doppelgangers. An excerpt from their new show, which previews at CPT from15-17 Nov. More info
Awful things can happen at any time by mingbeast
Gemma and Ixchel have always wanted to be in a band. They don’t have any instruments yet, but they’ve been through a lot and just like you, they’ve got a ton of songs in them just floating around. Tonight they will stand up and kick out melodramatic tracks to preset rock and pound shop pop using an ipad with a cracked screen that they are always arguing over. But it’s worth it for the dream of hits and stadiums. An excerpt from mingbeast’s new show, which previews at CPT from 29 Nov – 3 Dec. More info
Chris Brett Bailey leads electric guitar ensemble THIS MACHINE thru a sonic battlefield of klanging metallic textures, insistent overtones and grinding repetitions. bracingly atonal, sumptuous, enveloping and wild, THIS MACHINE is electric guitar worship… just the sound of wood, wire and cranked amplifiers… no computers, no drummers, no singers. no songs. just the biggest wall of mid-range noise imaginable, a no wave-y post-everything racket ricocheting off all your hard surfaces and a few of your soft ones. earplugs optional. Guitar players in this performance: George Percy, Alicia Jane Turner, Chris Brett Bailey & special guest strummer Chris Thorpe.“Bailey’s guitar symphony… with a name like that it would be brilliant even if it wasn’t. But it is, so there” Drowned in Sound
Image credit Marcos Avlonitis