Dates and Times
Sat 14 Nov 2015 at 9pm
Welcome to this autumn’s edition of our regular scratch night, The Big Bang: an explosion of performance from which new universes of theatre may one day emerge… These jam-packed platforms are always highlights of any CPT season: the place to see wild & wonderful new projects take their first steps – including, on this occasion, cutting-edge work from the worlds of theatre, live art and comedy, making its first appearance in front of an audience…
The Room in the Elephant by Inconvenient Spoof
Composed from taped conversations made in the dead of night, this louche celebration of masculine camaraderie dares to be about exactly what’s on our minds. A no-holds-barred account of fights, flights and fumbles, self-satisfaction techniques and promises to be good, made from concrete and tears by the men who made Buddhism: Is It Just for Losers?
H2OhNo by Plague of Idiots
We are fed a lot of hot air by our capitalist society. They’ll be bottling oxygen next. Maybe they already are. In plastic bottles bearing pithy little slogans: ‘O2 good for you’. There’s a thought. And here’s another. What on Earth happens to all that plastic?
Much of it gets shipped at vast expense to India, where it forms an artificial mountain or gets put into an incinerator. 750 million people don’t have access to safe water. The people that have it on tap, pay for bottled water taken from those very places where the water is unsafe to drink. Ridiculous, no?
The Plague of Idiots think so, and they want to share their pearls of idiocy on the matter with you. A farcical yet thought-provoking romp through this global issue, which will entertain and move you in equal measure.
Anne Meet Jeffrey by Emma Berentsen
Girl meets boy
She said my name is Anne
He said my name is Jeffrey
He asked her if she wanted to be her girlfriend
She didn’t answer
Anne meets Jeffrey starts of with the story of two teenagers who meet in the middle of the night on the street. It unfolds almost as a love story, but it is not a love story and will never be a one. Through the eyes of Anne, we will meet her and we will meet Jeffrey.
The Adventures of the Bearded Lady by Theodora van der Beek
Born blessed, with a full head of hair on her chin, the Bearded Lady is destined for great things and dreams of escape to the bright lights – the big city… But when puberty strikes, so does disaster! It all falls out. In shame, she runs off with the circus sporting a makeshift, glued-on version – and falls in love with a dancing bear…
The Adventures of the Bearded Lady follows our heroine through the story of her life – her struggles to accept who she is and eventual acceptance of herself as a woman.