[Cancelled] Pretend Singing

Dates and Times

Mon 11 May 2020 at 7.30pm

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Ticket information

£8 (conc.) £5 (UCL Student)

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Presented by Esther Shanson in collaboration with many mighty and knowledgeable friends.

A monologue that never happened.
The uncallable called.
An absurd disturbing collision of real life and art.

On the night I was supposed to play an irreverent Virgin Mary I…

Pretend Singing fits under a wider project idea called Abnormal Kindred where confessing ‘abnormal’ isolating experiences often unwittingly leads to a Me Too underground conversation.

You are invited to a post-show conversation involving experts on pregnancy loss, those who have lived through it, and those who are open to discussing this important matter that currently affects up to one in every two women (and men) in their lifetime.

This event is part of UCL Culture’s Performance Lab, where artists, researchers and students explore how live performance can animate research – and how research can inspire art. See the full programme here

Please note, this show takes place at Bloomsbury Theatre, however, please continue to book through CPT’s website. 


The performance contains references to miscarriage. Recommended age rating 16+


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About the artist

Esther’s theatre work to date (often short, often interdisciplinary, often work in progress, with a bit of humour, soul, science, music, bad dancing and confession lurking in the mix) has been performed at The Junction, Cambridge, The Mercury, Colchester, Soho Theatre, The Pleasance, Southwark Playhouse, The Arcola, The Place, London Contemporary Dance and the Trafalgar Studios.

Upcoming Performances

Mon 11 May, 2020
7:30 pm