Big Bang #5

Dates and Times

Sat 23 Jan at 4pm

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Ticket information

£12 / 10

Book Tickets

Part of Whose London Is It Anyway?, a festival of theatre, performance and discussion exploring the changing face of our capital city.

Welcome to the first ‘Whose London Is It Anyway?’ 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 highlights of any CPT season: the place to see wild & wonderful new projects take their first steps…

Pleasure Gardens by Freddie Machin

Pubs and clubs that champion the LGBTQ community are being closed down across London. The Royal Vauxhall Tavern was recently awarded listed building status – the first in England on the basis of its LGBTQ cultural significance – but the battle is not over, and dedicated queer spaces continue to fall. Based on interviews with cabaret artists, drag queens, property developers, and punters, Pleasure Gardens explores how the cultural landscape of London is changing as it becomes desirable to the super-rich – and how this impacts on vulnerable communities.

Writer by Barefaced Theatre

Barefaced Theatre explores the underground world of train writing: an intoxicating mix of obsession, fear and thrill-seeking. This candid and unflinching tale charts the journey of one train writer’s dreams to be an original in a city of originals. Train (graffiti) writing was prolific, but since the 2012 pre-London Olympics cleanup it’s on the brink of extinction. Are we now faced with the prospect of becoming an untouchable London? Free from all that defines this city’s individuality – access denied, please stay in line. Mind. The. Gap.

Untitled by Malachy Orozco

A solo, work-in-progress piece about the fear of displacement.

Merryville by Highrise Theatre

Merryville is the views of 2 local rappers who explore what London might look like in 2020.
Who owns London? Its inhabitants or its property owners? They say to buy a property in London today (2016) purchasers have to be making over £70,000 a year. We don’t make more than £12,000. Will we be forced out of our own city like the thousands of other Londoners who have been shipped around the country? Merryville will put forward our views on the housing crisis, re-generation & UK politics, using London Grime music to energise this exploration of what it means to have a place you can call your own.
Written and performed by Dominic Garfield & Gerel Falconer

Catch Big Bang #5 in a double bill with Regeneration (7pm) or E15 (9pm). Two tickets for just £16!

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