Dates and Times
Sat 30 - Sun 31 Jan at 5.30pm / 8.30pm
Part of Whose London Is It Anyway?, a festival of theatre, performance and discussion exploring the changing face of our capital city.
Presented by Rachael Clerke
Tonight! Somewhere in a great European megacity, somewhere on the cusp of a new era, a middle-aged architect hosts the last ever episode of life-as-we-know-it. And let’s face it: when it comes down to it, it’s just portland cement, water, aggregate, air and the proletariat vs. The Man.
Hosted by washed-up default man/proto-god figure Archibald Tactful, and accompanied by anti-virtuoso drag king punk house band The Great White Males, Cuncrete is a gratuitously sleazy and joyfully noisy critique of alpha-masculinity and the built environment.
Audience feedback: “Eric Pickles meets Pussy Riot. Phenomenal polemic against penis-propelled planning”, “Like a concrete kiss”, and “More performance like this please: louder, louder, louder.”
Cuncrete (previously titled Beton Brute) was last performed at CPT to sold-out audiences in October 2015.
About the artist
Rachael Clerke is a young woman artist based in Bristol who likes dressing up as wealthy older men. Her last show How to achieve redemption as a Scot through the medium of Braveheart featured Alex Salmond, Mel Gibson and Donald Trump and won the Ideastap Underbelly Award in 2014. She is one half of performance company Clerke and Joy, and is a member of Interval collective.
The Great White Males are Archibald Tactful – vocals (Rachael Clerke), johnsmith – guitar (Eleanor Fogg), Johnnie Jove – bass (Josephine Joy) and Little Keith – drums (Anna Smith). They want to do gigs.
Cuncrete is supported by Arts Council England, Bristol Old Vic Ferment, Camden People’s Theatre, Arnolfini, The ShowRoom Chichester, Trinity Centre Bristol & The Exeter Bike Shed.