Starting Blocks 2017

Dates and Times

Sun 19 March at 5pm

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Ticket information

£12 / 10 (conc)

Book Tickets

Part of Sprint 2017, running from Tue 7 – Sun 26 March. Why not take advantage of our double bill ticket offer – two shows on the same night for just £16. Simply add the shows into your basket, and we’ll do the rest! Browse our full Sprint programme here.

Starting Blocks offers the opportunity to create new theatre work with the support of Camden People’s Theatre, as part of a peer network that encourages collaboration and engagement between participating artists. 

Over ten weeks, the selected artists meet weekly to share practice, ideas and their developing works. They are also given space to develop their project and practice. The scheme runs from January to March 2017, allowing time for the participants to develop works-in-progress to be shown at CPT’s prestigious Sprint festival.

This years artists and projects include:

Un-composed Figures by Christina Hardinge

Un-composed Figures explores the naked truth about female life models. Looking at the world from the other side of the canvas, we ask what is it like to pose nude for artists? To be exposed to a group  of strangers?  To be a living ‘still life’? And what exactly does the muse muse about while she is on her pedestal? @ChristinaHardly

Play Again by Embolon Theatre

Embolon Theatre invite you to play some of their newest games to win. @Embolontheatre

The Ex-Boyfriend Yard Sale by Haley McGee

Inspired  by  a  conversation  with  VISA  in  2013,  Haley  promised  to  sell  things  in  order  to  pay  her bill,  when  she  looked  around  her apartment  and  realized that all the things of value that could be sold were  all   gifts  from  exes.   This prompted Haley to think about what each item was actually worth, given all the ways she’d invested in the relationships that are harder to quantify – the length of the relationship, how long it took to move on, how much emotional distress was caused, and how much fun was had. This is a show about the cost of love. @yeshaleymcgee

Entr’acte (working title) by Hannah Maxwell

A potted history of The Welwyn Thalians Musical and Dramatic Society serves as the focus for a humourous, queer, and political exploration of changing relationship to hometown and family. @_HannahMaxwell

Adventures in Black and White by Double Trouble

Photographs from the past, journeys of the present – stories of displacement told through changing voices, languages, images and sound. Exploring the mischievous and the irreverent in the face of tragedy.  @juditavivas | @Momims1

Queens of Sheba by Ryan Calais Cameron

An exploration of the rise of Misogynoir – misogyny directed towards black women where race and gender both play roles in bias. It is the story of strong passionate women who fight to overcome the terrors of  oppression in a racist and sexist society. @RyanCalaisC


Image credit – Joe Twigg Photography

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