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Sun 28 Jan at 7pm

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Part of Calm Down Dear, a three-week festival of innovative feminist performance. The festival runs from Tue 16 Jan – Sun 4 Feb. Take advantage of our double bill ticket offer, and book two different shows on the same night for just £16! Simply add the tickets into your basket and we’ll do the rest.

Presented by Libby Liburd


What does it mean to be housed in temporary accommodation? How do you end up there? And once you’re there, what are the chances you’ll get housed permanently?

In June 2017, published figures recorded over 77,000 households in temporary accommodation – 70% of those were London households. Many of those in temporary accommodation are women, often with children. Last year an estimated 120,000 children spent Christmas in temporary accommodation.

TEMPORARY explores the social and political reasons for the surge in households in temporary accommodation, why women (single mothers especially) are particularly at risk of ‘social cleansing’ in London and the emotional effects for women and children in temporary accommodation.

Developed through extensive research and interviews with women in temporary accommodation, this is the first showing of TEMPORARY. Libby Liburd’s previous show MUVVAHOOD came to CPT as part of our ‘Whose London Is It Anyway?’ in January 2016.

Written and performed by Libby Liburd

Directed by Julie Addy

Additional cast members to be announced

Praise for Libby’s previous show MUVVAHOOD:

“… It both surprises and humbles me how much one 60-minute show has challenged my own preconceptions… a sharp, humorous and clever piece of political theatre..” ★★★★ Views From The Gods

“The emotional rollercoaster that Muvvahood takes you on is not only a piece of art, it is a political masterpiece.” Ellamental Mama

“A powerful and challenging piece…” Female Arts

Take a look at Libby Liburd’s latest blog post on the inspiration behind TEMPORARY.

About the artist

Libby Liburd is an actor, writer and single mother activist. She lives in Walthamstow, London. Libby is the writer and performer of the acclaimed one-woman show, MUVVAHOOD, also directed by Julie Addy, about the realities of being a single mother. Libby is an Associate Artist at Stratford Circus Arts Centre.

@LibbyLiburd | libbyliburd.co.uk | #CDD18

Image credit: (c) Yasmin Merrin

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