What’s On

until Sat 30 Sep, 2017

Presented by: Milk Presents

Commissioned by CPT. A lyrical new play exploring trans and non-binary identity through the lens of greek mythology. Cheeky, raucous and irreverent.

Tickets £12 / 10 (conc)

Thu 21 Sep, 2017

Presented by: Ray Filar

A show about trans life, queer sex and radical left politics told through the medium of electro-punk songs and spoken word and dancing, and other kinds of storytelling.

Tickets £12 / 10 (conc)

Fri 22 Sep, 2017

Presented by: Hester Chillingworth

Shorty is a deconstructed drag child. The show is about inbetweenness in gender and the queerness of childhood. It’s light, dark, stupid and serious.

Tickets £12 / 10 (conc)

Sat 23 Sep, 2017

Presented by: Panel discussion

Our understanding of gender is evolving at sometimes dizzying pace. Join CPT and our panel of experts to discuss where it’s all leading.

Tickets Suggested £3 donation

Sat 23 Sep, 2017

Presented by: Mamoru Iriguchi

An interactive cabaret lecture that explores fluidity of sexual and gender identities in nature, including human society.

Tickets £12 / 10 (conc)

Mon 25 Sep, 2017

Presented by: various artists

The second of two explosive nights of work-in-progress exploring the themes of Come As You Are

Tickets £12 / 10 (conc)

Tue 26 Sep, 2017

Presented by: Pablo Pakula

What hides beneath the monolithic notion of ‘masculinity’? What is it (or should it feel like) to be a man? Pablo is still trying to figure it out

Tickets £12 / 10 (conc)

Tue 26 Sep, 2017

Presented by: Jo Hauge

Britney.... is a riot grrl tribute show about being aggressively sad and queer, and the journey from "I'm not like other girls, girls are stupid" to "I'm not actually a girl, but girl stuff is the bomb dot com”

Tickets £12 / 10 (conc)

until Wed 27 Sep, 2017

Presented by: LGBTQ Arts Review

A platform for the lesser heard LGBTQ+ voices on stage from the LGBTQ Arts Review. Fun, immersive and interactive

Tickets £12 / 10 (conc)

Thu 28 Sep, 2017

Presented by: Ellie Stamp

Currently Untitled is an early scratch exploration into the gendered codes of emotional and physical strength and vulnerability

Tickets £5

Fri 29 Sep, 2017

Presented by: Whatsthat Performance

A collage of performed self-portraits, devised and presented by a cast of trans and non-binary performers. Sometimes humorous, deeply touching and always personal

Tickets £12 / 10 (conc)

Sat 30 Sep, 2017

Presented by: Orley Quick and the Hairy Heroines

Welcome to the world of the Hairy Heroines. Subtle, conflicted, playful and provocative games, both familiar and reinvented, underpin and undermine expressions of gender through dance and theatre.

Tickets £12 / 10

Tue 3 Oct, 2017

Presented by: Gemma Weekes

A desperate woman attempts to resurrect the spirit of long-dead artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, whilst raging at the forces that killed him.

Tickets £12 / 10 (conc)

Tue 3 Oct, 2017 to Thu 5 Oct, 2017

Presented by: Sh!t Theatre

Oh look, Sh!t Theatre again, what is it this time? It's a show about Dolly Parton. They f*cking love her.

Tickets £12 / 10 (conc)

Wed 4 Oct, 2017 to Thu 5 Oct, 2017

Presented by: Luisa Amorim and Graça Kotseva

On stage a mother and a daughter prepare their home to receive guests: a portrait of a London working family, and the mutations of their city

Tickets £8

Fri 6 Oct, 2017 to Sat 7 Oct, 2017

Presented by: Beside Ourselves Collective

Modern female sexuality and Christianity: are they as uncomfortable bedfellows as they appear to be?

Tickets £12 / 10 (conc)

Fri 6 Oct, 2017 to Sat 7 Oct, 2017

Presented by: Neon Peach Theatre

Jim likes his routine. Going to work, visiting the church and giving blood sacrifices to the Reptilian overlords. A dark and surreal story inspired by 1950s sci fi movies.........Welcome to Little Eden.

Tickets £8 (work in progress)

Tue 10 Oct, 2017 to Sat 28 Oct, 2017

Presented by: Barrel Organ

A road-trip. A haunted-house. A bedtime story. A photo-album. An ‘80s fantasy film. A demolition project. A riot.

Tickets £12 / 10 conc (£8 previews)

Tue 10 Oct, 2017 to Sat 14 Oct, 2017

Presented by: Nouveau Riche

Strong passionate women fight oppression in a racist and sexist society in this new show about 'misogynoir'

Tickets £12 / 10 (conc)

Tue 17 Oct, 2017 to Sat 21 Oct, 2017

Presented by: The Lab Collective

A pacy, exciting and sometimes uncomfortable opportunity to challenge the status quo of our current immigration system.

Tickets £12 / 10 (conc)

Tue 24 Oct, 2017 to Thu 26 Oct, 2017

Presented by: Jess Brodie & Victoria Bianchi

A story of two women who have chosen completely opposite paths in their lives and wonder whether it’s the other one who actually got it right.

Tickets £12 / 10 (conc)

Fri 27 Oct, 2017 to Sat 28 Oct, 2017

Presented by: Pip Hambly

A live analogue recorded online video blog digital radio broadcast dance theatre show. About who we are, why we’re here, and the accident of evolution. And the meaning of life

Tickets £8 (work in progress)

Tue 31 Oct, 2017 to Sat 11 Nov, 2017

Presented by: Camden People's Theatre

A collaboration with young Londoners and the Lung Biology Group at King’s College to explore air pollution, its consequences – and what we might do about it.

Tickets £12 / 10 conc (£8 previews)

Tue 31 Oct, 2017 to Wed 1 Nov, 2017

Presented by: Laura Ryder and Company

There’s a hum at a party. Glitter in the air. Invite in hand, don’t forget why you’re here. It’s about movement, love and care. Take a journey into the world of these black and yellow pollinators.

Tickets £12 / 10 (conc)

Thu 2 Nov, 2017

Presented by: Panel discussion

Join our panel as we discuss the challenges posed by London air pollution as part of Shoot The Breeze festival.

Tickets Suggested £3 donation

Fri 3 Nov, 2017 to Sun 5 Nov, 2017

Presented by: Timberlina

A glittering, musical, story filled romp of spectacularly unconventional, bearded, alt-drag proportions about reaching peak-worry and overcoming eco-anxiety.

Tickets £12 / 10 (conc)

Sun 5 Nov, 2017

Presented by: Louise White

The story of a girl who’s dreams are not what she expected. A journey to the deep and a glimpse into the future of the oceans – but is it good or bad?

Tickets £8 (work in progress)

Tue 7 Nov, 2017 to Wed 8 Nov, 2017

Presented by: Running Dog Theatre

A new music theatre show about going home, climate change, and hope in the face of helplessness.

Tickets £8 (work in progress)

Thu 9 Nov, 2017 to Sat 11 Nov, 2017

Presented by: Urban Foxes Collective

A discussion of two women's attitudes towards the ethics of reproduction in an overpopulated world.

Tickets £12 / 10 (conc)

Mon 13 Nov, 2017

Presented by: Thomas Martin and Pat Ashe

After six sell­out dates at CPT, London’s only curated night of videogames and performance returns!

Tickets £12 / 10 (conc)

Tue 14 Nov, 2017

Presented by: Tribe Arts

What do you do when the people who should love and protect you, take advantage and abuse your freedoms?

Tickets £8 (work in progress)

Tue 14 Nov, 2017 to Wed 15 Nov, 2017

Presented by: Chanje Kunda

A playful journey of discovery: about science, sensuality & spirituality and how our bodies mirror the universe through the constellations of particles twinkling within us.

Tickets £12 / 10 (conc)

Wed 15 Nov, 2017 to Sat 18 Nov, 2017

Presented by: SBC Theatre

A dramatic exploration of immigration detention centres from a former Yarl’s Wood detainee

Tickets £12 / 10 (conc)

Thu 16 Nov, 2017 to Fri 17 Nov, 2017

Presented by: SUPERFAN

An intensely physical, funny, and tender duet by two men who wrestle with their relationship to violence - both onscreen and off

Tickets £12 / 10 (conc)

Sat 18 Nov, 2017 to Sun 19 Nov, 2017

Presented by: The Hiccup Project

Honest, poignant and laugh-out-loud funny, this show asks what we do when things aren’t okay.

Tickets £12 / 10 (conc)

Sun 19 Nov, 2017

Presented by: Mooville Theatre

A powerful, multimedia exploration of skin lightening.

Tickets £12 / 10 (conc)

Tue 21 Nov, 2017 to Wed 22 Nov, 2017

Presented by: Double Trouble

A journey through displacement and its consequences, using song, live and recorded music, physical theatre, film, and mischief

Tickets £8 (work in progress)

Tue 21 Nov, 2017

Presented by: Alissa AJY Cooper

A one-woman show exploring the coming-of-age journey of a slightly obsessive romantic with psychological tendencies

Tickets £8 (work in progress)

Wed 22 Nov, 2017

Presented by: Silent Faces

It makes sense to take an umbrella out when it’s raining, but mental health is much harder to understand than the weather.

Tickets £8 (work in progress)

Thu 23 Nov, 2017 to Fri 24 Nov, 2017

Presented by: Luca Rutherford

Is politics about to implode disastrously or change gloriously? Luca doesn’t know; she’s an ignorant liberal bigot!

Tickets £8 (work in progress)

Thu 23 Nov, 2017

Presented by: Jamal Gerald

An interactive performance focusing on the way we talk about racial and gender inequality

Tickets £8 (work in progress)

Fri 24 Nov, 2017 to Fri 1 Dec, 2017

Presented by: Haley McGee

A hilarious and daring show about the cost of love… or what love costs us.

Tickets £8 (work in progress)

Sat 25 Nov, 2017 to Sun 26 Nov, 2017

Presented by: Various artists

Our signature night of scratch performances returns for two eclectic events as part of The Shape of Things to Come festival.

Tickets £8 (work in progress)

Mon 27 Nov, 2017

Presented by: Barrel Organ

A scratch night taking for experimental and non-traditional work that plays with the ‘liveness’ of theatre.

Tickets £5

Tue 28 Nov, 2017

Presented by: Breach

An investigation into rehearsals for the future – through safety drills and emergency response training.

Tickets £8 (work in progress)

Tue 28 Nov, 2017

Presented by: The End and the Beginning Theatre

A creative project by London-based theatre-makers from Finland and Colombia exploring explores the limits of language in cross-cultural human communication

Tickets £8

Wed 29 Nov, 2017

Presented by: Miranda Prag

A show about identity, authenticity and the murky area between the two

Tickets £8 (work in progress)

Wed 29 Nov, 2017

Presented by: Pear-Shaped

An exploration into the minefield of ethical sexual relations.

Tickets £8 (work in progress)

Thu 30 Nov, 2017 to Fri 1 Dec, 2017

Presented by: gobscure

A high-octane monologue about multiple possibilities for survival, exploring the reclamation of the derogatory term 'joey'

Tickets £8 (work in progress)

Thu 30 Nov, 2017

Presented by: Grace Lambert

A one-woman show exploring her post-breakup emotional landscape

Tickets £8 (work in progress)

Sat 2 Dec, 2017

Presented by: Ruby Lawrence

A performance piece shedding light on the male commentary that accompanies sexual intimacy and relationships, and playfully celebrating womanhood.

Tickets £8 (work in progress)

Sat 2 Dec, 2017

Presented by: ThisEgg

Flog explores communication and language and whether our progression in technology is really a regression as a species.

Tickets £8 (work in progress)

Tue 5 Dec, 2017 to Sat 9 Dec, 2017

Presented by: Adam Welsh

A comparison between an unknown living man and a famous missing child.

Tickets £12 / 10 (conc)

Tue 5 Dec, 2017 to Tue 19 Dec, 2017

Presented by: Embolon Theatre

A trio of pilot performances testing new interactive games. If you can beat us, join us.

Tickets £8 (work in progress)

Wed 6 Dec, 2017 to Thu 7 Dec, 2017

Presented by: The Fun Club

A fun show about three people f*cking up. Expect dancing/squabbling/comedy/games… and failure. Mostly failure

Tickets £12 / 10 (conc)

Fri 8 Dec, 2017 to Sat 9 Dec, 2017

Presented by: Kopfkino

As the public facade of a perfect couple shatters, The Bearpit interrogates what we tell ourselves to be true versus the reality raging beneath

Tickets £12 / 10 (conc)

Tue 12 Dec, 2017 to Wed 13 Dec, 2017

Presented by: Keisha Thompson

A journey through space and time, fuelled by love, fear and Afro-futurism.

Tickets £12 / 10 (conc)

Wed 13 Dec, 2017 to Thu 14 Dec, 2017

Presented by: Emma Berentsen & Tiffany Murphy

Would you want to meet your rapist seven years after the attack? An intimate performance about the fear of dying, losing dignity and reclaiming power by facing your biggest fear.

Tickets £12 / 10 (conc)

Thu 14 Dec, 2017 to Sat 16 Dec, 2017

Presented by: Paul O'Donnell

A sideways look at the pomp and circumstance of modern jukebox musicals, asking whether the art of imagination is being lost to machinery and extravagance.

Tickets £12 / 10 (conc)

Fri 15 Dec, 2017 to Sat 16 Dec, 2017

Presented by: Unfinished Productions

Acclaimed show exploring the extraordinary life and work of forgotten black composer, Julius Eastman.

Tickets £12 / 10 (conc)

Tue 19 Dec, 2017 to Wed 20 Dec, 2017

Presented by: Adam Z. Robinson in association with LittleMighty

Three chilling tales. Two ghostly performers. One thrilling night.

Tickets £12 / 10 (conc)

Thu 21 Dec, 2017 to Fri 22 Dec, 2017

Presented by: Sh!t Theatre

Back by popular demand for a mini tour! A 2014, 2015 AND 2016 CPT Christmas sellout!

Tickets £12 / 10 (conc)

Shows Booking Soon

Presented by: Various artists

CPT's festival of innovative feminist performance returns for a fifth year in 2018.