Dates and Times
Monday 26th July at 7:15pm
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
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Big Bang is CPT’s regular scratch night: an explosion of performance from which new universes of theatre may one day emerge. These jam-packed platforms are highlights of any CPT season: the place to see wild and wonderful new projects take their first steps.
Each bill features a selection of artists or companies performing 15-20mins of fresh-from-the-rehearsal-room work-in-development. They’re doing so because they want to know what works and what doesn’t, and they’d love you to tell them. So please join us for – and share your thoughts on – these exclusive previews of tomorrow’s most exciting theatre, today…
Guts by Emer Morris and Fish Workers in Collaboration with Hannah Stephens, Polly Letitia Joy Rowley-Sams, Milla Harding and Bidi Iredale and Carly Jane Hutchison
“You worked in threes. two gutted and one packed. Every girl that gutted had a gut tub. it stood up besides the girl in the farlane and she flung her guts into it.” Annie Watt, Herring Worker
For generations the scots women Herring Workers (AKA Fesh Quines, Herring Lassies) travelled the herring ports of the east coast, from the Shetlands and the Highlands, through Hull and Grimsby finishing the season in Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft. They could gut fish at more than 1 per second. In the 1910s, 1930s and 1940s the self organised women crews went on strike over their pay and conditions – and won.
What can we learn from these legendary women? me and my bike Tina are following their route down the coast. This scratch is a taster of what we find out on the way.
Supported by Arts Council England ‘Developing Your Creative Practice’ Grant .
I Talk with my Friends at the Witching Hour by The Not-God Complex
‘I talk with my friends about witches. We ask if we would have been burnt. We ask if we are being burnt. We ask you what that means. We ask ourselves what that means. Then, we invite you to listen to our answers.’
I Talk with my Friends at the Witching Hour is a project which combines folklore and fact to examine the ableism present in the medieval witch trials. It interrogates how this attitude is still present in the attitudes and medical bias disabled and neurodivergent women face today.