Dates and Times
21 June 2014 to 21 June 2014 at 7.30pm
Featuring two brand new works-in-progress: You Are Here: Too by Laura Cubitt, and Eggs Collective Get A Round by Eggs Collective
As part of our year-long CPT@20 birthday celebrations, Passing the baton sees ten great CPT artists from the past select ten new-to-CPT artists to bring work to our theatre. Selectors include: Chris Goode (Monkey Bars; The Adventures of Wound Man and Shirley), Robert Pacitti (SPILL festival), Lucy Ellinson (Grounded, Gate Theatre), Gemma Brockis (Shunt), and more. Tonight, after the launch of the series during our Sprint 2014 festival, the second two Passing the baton commissions make their CPT debuts…
You Are Here: Too by Laura Cubitt has been selected by David Harradine of Fevered Sleep. It is a celebration of the tiny individual daily successes in expression. Of wildness, abandon and intuition. A pick-away at our public and private selves; at what we share, what we choose to present and what presents itself regardless; and at our authorship of the version of ‘us’ we offer up. Innate in the task of ‘performing’ this piece is the possibility for a moment of vulnerability, a possibility we face daily in the public-ness of living our lives. A social experiment and movement piece, combining live rock music and dance, probably loud, performed by at least one person who is quite shy. Originally developed with support from Chisenhale Dance Space.
Eggs Collective Get A Round has been selected by the performer and director Scottee. Eggs Collective are a female performance trio from Manchester peddling shambolic, anarchic comedy. Join them for this work-in-progress sharing for their first full-length show 'Get A Round'. Expect visions of dark cabaret theatrics, lovingly raucous interactions and a satirical eye cast over popular culture.
“Razor-sharp tongues and impeccable comic timing” (Bryony Kimmings)
"A company destined for big things" (Scottee)
“With their killer one liners and bombastic song and dance routines, these feisty formidable feministas tell it like it is for young British women in the 21st century" (Duckie)
Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, commissioned by Contact, developed by Camden People's Theatre and supported by Royal Exchange Theatre.