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Modupe Salu (1)

Dates and Times

Fri 11 - Sat 12 Nov at 7.30pm

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Ticket information

£12 / 10 (conc)

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Part of our Autumn 2016 season. Browse the full season here.

Two nights of explosive new works-in-progress from early career artists: be the first to catch some of the freshest work from a carefully selected line up of some of the UK’s most innovative and exciting theatre makers. This Autumn’s programme includes recipients of CPT’s second round of BAME seed commissions, and Modupe Salu’s NSDF smash hit I Can’t Breathe .

Full schedule to be announced, but artists involved include:


Get A Grip by Hari Ramakrishnan and Eduardo Gama

Get A Grip follows Tanvir, a young twenty-something male, who finds it difficult to date people in real life or to have any meaningful relationships as he spends most of his time watching porn. He has become an online sensation and developed a cult following for his rigorous film reviews about porn. However, one day, a comment on his post leads to him being recommended to see a specialist, where he is diagnosed with a serious problem.

by Marika Mckennell

Banksy’s latest sculpture appeared overnight. A Chamaeleon formed by two female bodies, in the colours of the British flag. The artist has sparked debate again. Is it even a political piece? Swear he’s a political artist? In any rate the council likes it, the sculpture was only up for three days before it was legally approved. A day later someone vandalised the art piece with the words ‘TORY SKUM’. Who is this mystery (possibly dyslexic) vandal?

Cypher is supported by CPT’s seed commissions for artists from a BAME background.

Black Holes by Seke Chimutengwende and Alexandrina Hemsley

A short afro futurist history of the universe. Choreographers Seke Chimutengwende and Alexandrina Hemsley relentlessly recount the history of the universe; from the Big Bang through to the future death of the sun and the final disappearance of all matter into black holes. Orbiting this initial site of birth/ destruction and framing history as one long disaster movie, they race their way through everything that has ever happened.
In times where there is an increased awareness of how systematic white privilege and racial biases have formed fixed reference points for history, education and identities; where it can sometimes feel as if no other matter survives, Black Holes dreams up alternatives, asking the big questions on a small/short scale: How did it all start? Where did it all go wrong? How will it all end? Could we save the universe from eating itself alive?
Black Holes is supported by CPT’s seed commissions for artists from a BAME background.


I Can’t Breathe by Modupe Salu

A performative response on the death of Eric Garner. It explores the journey of the black identity, mixing and matching different artists voices from the past and present times, through their poems and songs whilst tying the journey up with Modupe’s own voice and identity.

Kill Climate Deniers by David Finnigan

Kill Climate Deniers asks one simple question: What would it take to actually stop climate change, dead in its tracks? As Fleetwood Mac take the stage in Australia’s Parliament House, 96 armed eco-terrorists storm the building and take the whole crowd hostage, threatening to execute everyone unless Australia ends global warming. Tonight.

Writer/performer David Finnigan takes you for a trip into the blunt force world of Australian politics, soundtracked by a dancefloor-ready mix of classic House and Techno from 1988-93. Kill Climate Deniers is the explosive, action-heavy journey into climate politics you’ve been waiting for. Beginning life as a playscript, Kill Climate Deniers has since evolved into an album of original music, an ebook, a short film and a live performance that is also a dance party.

Upcoming Performances

Fri 11 Nov, 2016
7:30 pm
Sat 12 Nov, 2016
7:30 pm