Past Shows

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Part of a series of talks presented with Londonist, as part of Whose London Is It Anyway?

Presented by: Rhys J Edwards

A raw and candid one - woman play following a fearless young carer coming - of - age in the South Wales Valleys.

Presented by: Afreena Islam

A work-in-progress event taking place at Surma Community Centre. An exploration of a father's life; from his journey to this country to today.

Presented by: Tin Can People

Somewhere between a live gig and theatre. Rock & Roll will never die and Tin Can People will be remembered.

Presented by: A&E Comedy

Enter The Dragons is a funny, frank and fearless show about the pressures facing women as they age.

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Part of a series of talks presented with Londonist, as part of Whose London Is It Anyway?

DollyWould by Shit Theatre

Presented by: Sh!t Theatre

A work-in-progress of Sh!t Theatre's new show, about Dolly Parton.

Presented by: Robert Hesp

An open look at ideas of sexual autonomy, identity and fragility and an attempt to rediscover the pleasure of skin and bone in a live space.

Presented by: CPT

CPT's playful new docu-theatre event uncovers a small community, a huge infrastructure project – and the biggest exhumation in British history.

Presented by: Documental Theatre

A Country and Western musical about the BHS pension crisis. With catchy songs and two hard-to-forget homicidal menopausal heroines, Hot Flushes is probably the only show you'll see this year that puts hutzpah and foot spa in the same lyric.

Presented by: HighRise Theatre, co-produced by CPT

A Grime concept concert that brings the truth from ground level. Expect MP rap battles, tactics for revolution and a dealers guide to inflation.

Presented by: Ziad Nagy

Ziad Nagy uses movement, projection, and sound to tell personal stories.

Presented by: Wonky Table

What if Sleeping Beauty never wanted to be a princess? What if she didn’t dream of being kissed by a prince? A playful retelling for ages 5-105.

Presented by: SBC Theatre

When every citizen is ordered to return to their place of birth, Where We Began examines where we could end up. A wild and vivid vision of the future.

Presented by: Jess Gibson

A hopeful show about lived experiences of Borderline Personality Disorder, being Scouse and dancing to Britney Spears. Jess welcomes you on her journey and apologises to her nan for swearing.

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Part of a series of talks presented with Londonist, as part of Whose London Is It Anyway?

Presented by: Rebecca Atkinson-Lord and Greg Wohead

This is a show exploring and championing non-mainstream or not often publicly discussed views and experiences on sex and relationships.

Presented by: Hannah Ballou

Dr. Hannah Ballou will diagnose and treat your feminist complaints via her mashup of stand up and live art.

Presented by: various artists

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Presented by: Powder Keg

Gig meets theatre in a boxing ring and nobody wins. A passionate look at how we respond to political events.

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.

Presented by: The Memory Band

Inspired by field recordings, traditional melodies, old public information films and an obsession with our haunted landscape, The Memory Band navigates its own unique path through sound, making old music from the future.

Presented by: Daniel P Cunningham & Mark J Hamilton

Imagine a club where the dancer is a hot priest. Come and enjoy the possibility of liberation through sweat, song and fake money

Presented by: Barrel Organ

Barrel Organ’s scratch night LIVE is back. Experimental and radical new work from a whole host of companies and artists from under-represented backgrounds.

Presented by: Richard Popple

Uncle Tony had an idea. His nephew Richard decided to make it. Welcome to the world of the Popple’s. An off-beat solo exploration of loneliness, family and connection.

Presented by: A Nation's Theatre

A chance for artists to meet venues from the Midlands and London

Presented by: Vanessa Macaulay

Taking twerking, music videos & make-up tutorials to the point of the absurd. Enticement Machine pulls apart the image of the black female body in pop culture.

Presented by: A Slice of Lemon

‘If you forever judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree it will live its whole life thinking that its stupid’ – Albert Einstein

Presented by: Mo'min Swaitat, The Spacelab Programme

Devised through workshops for young refugees run by theatre-maker Mo’min Swaitat, Fragments explores the shattering and reintegration of cultures, memories, time and space, as experienced through the body in motion.

Presented by: Amelia Stubberfield 

Borderline is a comic tale about living life on the edge and trying not to fall off. Navigating mental health, queerness and identity, it poses the question what is “normal” anyway?

Presented by: The Ruby Dolls

The Ruby Dolls have rewired the classic dark folktale Bluebeard for 2016. Through story-telling with original music and arrangements sung in four part harmony.

Presented by: Setesdal Collective

A millennial anthem, a confused love song to a ‘lost generation’ that does everything and nothing all at once, exploring icons, celebrity and how we try to find our place amongst them

Presented by: Solo Theatre

Four unique solos in one show that uses humour, puppetry, song and movement. Our work is entertainment with a purpose, leaving the audience with something to talk about.

Presented by: Joanna Griffin

Joanna Griffin swap jobs with her dad, Pat, to see what it really means to walk in another (wo)man’s shoes.

Presented by: Aisha Orazbayeva and Tim Etchells

Intense and spontaneous spoken word and violin improvisations.

Presented by: Milk Presents

A workshop run by Milk Presents: an introduction to positive gender inclusivity within arts organisations

Presented by: Barrel Organ

Barrel Organ’s scratch night LIVE is back. Experimental and radical new work from a whole host of companies and artists from under-represented backgrounds.

Presented by: Kitty Fedorec with The Misters of Circe

Global politics, historical echoes, a dead geopolitical therory, subculture as refuge and the music of The Sisters of Mercy. For one night we will make a heartland where we can all belong.

Presented by: various artists

Presented by: Pat Ashe & Thomas Martin

London’s only curated night of theatre and video games returns! Celebrate its TENTH iteration with an extra-special two-night programme of cutting edge performance and play.

Presented by: A Nation's Theatre

Hosted by CPT associates Barrel Organ, this is an informal opportunity for artists to come together and play.

Presented by: YESYESNONO

Sam wants to tell you about five encounters he had on a site called Craigslist. Sam is anxious about the way he gets to know people. Sam wants this to be a chance for you to get to know him.

Presented by: FLOP

A blustering storm sends four neighbours in front of a lens. Is this the potential near future for all humanity? Julian hopes that this brave documentary of turbulent times will make them all famous one day.

Presented by: Artistic Rebellion

Fiercely honest, inventive, and deft, Artistic Rebellion combine interactive, physical and visual theatre to challenge taboos and expectations surrounding pregnancy, gender roles and choice.

Presented by: Fen

Combining found text, art animation, dance and an original vapourware soundtrack, PSYCHOPOMP is the typical heroic sci-fi quest, cut up and redistributed with a female protagonist.

Presented by: Josh Coates & Ali Pidsley

A solo work-in-progress about why/how we anthropomorphise robots and how that will effect society moving forward. A new collaboration between Josh Coates and Ali Pidsley

Presented by: Various Artists

An explosive night of performance from which new universes of theatre may one day emerge.

Presented by: Bait Theatre

We all have a princess stuck inside us. If we kill her, what’s next? Bait invite you on a savage playground ride to tear up the stories that trap us.

Presented by: Tit4Tat

Part of Whose London Is It Anyway. Political theatre meets cabaret as six variety acts address different aspects of gentrification

Presented by: Documental Theatre

A fast, funny and absorbing two-hander drama inspired by candid conversations with teenage dads in Lambeth and Cornwall.

Presented by: Lumo Company

A funny, one-woman rip off of Macbeth. One woman plays all the parts - its high on energy, low on iambic pentameter.

Presented by: LGBTQ Arts Review

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

Presented by: Zad

How do you talk to your daughter about the trauma of a civil war? A play about intergenerational trauma, and the way it is told through funny, stylised stories of daily life.

Presented by: Various artists

An explosive night of new work exploring the themes of All The Right Notes festival

Presented by: Helen Duff

A very frank exploration of all the expectations that get in the way of achieving real intimacy.

Presented by: Camden People's Theatre

Presented by: We Talk Of Horses

There’s a man onstage telling you bad jokes. There’s a woman, but she’ll start making sense later. Let’s send some emails. Let’s talk about cats. Let’s decide whether we’re happy.

Presented by: Orion Maxted

[THE MACHINE] is a proposition for thinking together. It is a laboratory for the creation of new modes of thinking together

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Presented by: Gameshow

Two men on stage. A woman’s voice telling you a story.

Presented by: Be Aware Productions

Through song and shamelessly dark humour an all female band tells the stories that you haven’t heard. Warning: the naked truth in this gritty performance may be disturbing. Do you dare?

Presented by: Rinkoo Barpaga

Rinkoo Barpaga uses British Sign Language. He has encountered both racism and discrimination, and as a result he has been constantly asking himself the question, “where do I belong?”

Presented by: Tom Ross-Williams & Oonagh Murphy

A performance about how toxic masculinity leads to violence and whether breaking down gender norms and the queer experience can offer a solution.

Presented by: Birkbeck University

A day-and-a-half long symposium investigating how practitioners in a range of settings work in pairs.

Presented by: Claudia Jefferies

A one-woman show about misogyny set in a 1980s Working Men’s Club with bastardised karaoke numbers and bad jokes.

Presented by: COMMON

An open discussion for artists who identify as working-class to discuss the barriers to career progression they face in theatre, and contribute to support services being created to help artists overcome them.

Presented by: Cut the Cord

Four toys escape their country at war to find a new place to call home. Written by children in response to the refugee crisis, Cut the Cord presents Beyond the Blue. 

Presented by: Rough Triangle

Part of Whose London Is It Anyway. A devised performance created around architecture, construction and identity

Presented by: Beats and Elements

A stunning new hiphop-theatre show exposing young people's fears. Where will they live? Or is the system f****d and a home just a modern-day pipe dream?

Presented by: Trip Hazards

Jasmine and Nikhil are in a room with a mat, trying to win at Dance Dance Revolution. A playful and painful dance-theatre odyssey exploring how friendship survives when we win and when we lose.

Presented by: mingbeast

They want to be in a band. They talk to you, they sing, they dance, there’s joy and pain in high doses.

Presented by: CURTIS

The sound of droning guitar and staggering synths will act as a symphony for the forgotten in this piece about us and them. Status, patriotism, you, me, us & them.

Presented by: Katrina Quinn

Q. What happens when you move a 12-year-old from Basingstoke to Zambia? A. She swims. Spoken word meets physical theatre and '00s R&B in a touching and comic memoir.

Presented by: In Our Hands Theatre

A vocal journey into the messiness of one woman’s motherhood. Baba’s Song is a wild roar in the woods and a panic attack in Mothercare.

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Presented by: Varjack & Simpson

A night for people of all relationship statuses, sexualities and genders to hear performers share stories of their worst ever dates, and get involved and share some of your own as well. This worst date ever could be your best date yet.

Presented by: House of Idiot

Dark and funny cabaret melodrama performed by a chorus of glamorous monsters. Silliness, dancing, laughter - and maybe a few thoughts thrown in too

Presented by: Caroline Horton & China Plate

With comedy, live music, dancing and desperation, All of Me is a one-woman show that considers what it means to be alive, whilst the Showgirl contemplates wanting to end it all.

Presented by: Camilla Borges

When was the last time you hugged someone? How did it make you feel? Did they give you their full attention? Most people don’t give good hugs. I am here to show you how. This will change your life. Trust me, I’m a hugger

Presented by: FLIM NITE

Smash-hit pop culture cabaret FLIM NITE returns with another distorted adaptation of a popular film interpreted through theatre, comedy, music, poetry and games! Expect ridiculousness, wild-eyed enthusiasm, irreverence and fun.

Presented by: Antonia Beck and Lucy Nicholls

Let’s talk about the D word. Climb aboard the coffin as we laugh, cry & stick two fingers up at the grim reaper in this funny, surreal, life affirming show about death!

Presented by: CrossLine Theatre

A physical comedy, sex-ed, and real-life interviews with the porn-consuming public all rolled into one. A critical, open, and fun exploration of internet porn and its social impact.

Presented by: Sylvia Arthur

Interweaving music, video, and images with spoken word, Obama & Me takes on the big issues of Brexit, Trump, US and EU race relations.

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.

Presented by: Phosphoros Theatre

Four refugee and asylum-seeking young men take us from a pizza shop, across centuries and continents to explore past, present and futures. Revealing, witty, lyrical.

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Presented by: Crowded Nest

A lo-fi DIY play that uses teens' own experience to translate what happens on 2-dimensional screens into a 3-dimensional production about social media right now

Presented by: Barrel Organ

A scratch night curated by Barrel Organ; presenting experimental and non-traditional work that specifically acknowledges the presence of the audience and plays with the ‘liveness’ of theatre.

Presented by: Bootworks

A show about heroes, why we have them, why we need them, and how we can all become one.

Presented by: Alex Legge

Loner is part comedy gig, part pop concert, part collective-karaoke-catharsis. It’s a solo, one-woman, stand-alone performance about loneliness.

Presented by: Various artists

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

Presented by: STAMP

Join us for a conversation about how to pay yourselves, value yourselves and sustain yourselves in a theatre career with a specially curated panel of industry speakers.

Presented by: Various Artists

An explosion of performance from which new universes of theatre may one day emerge.

Presented by: Imogen Butler-Cole

Told from a unique and challenging perspective, using a charged combination of verbatim and physical theatre, Foreign Body is a brave, liberating and life-affirming story.

Presented by: Jamal Gerald

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

Presented by: Hushed Nation

Any Change aims to explore, challenge and expose the assumptions and truths surrounding homelessness using docu-theatre puppetry and live foley to bring their stories to life.

Presented by: Rosa Postlethwaite

Through subversive humour, Composed interrogates theatre rituals, fantasy and institutional violence and plays with what happens when the composition cracks.

Presented by: Red Zone Theatre

"Who are we? Who can we trust? Are things really as they seem?"

Presented by: Panel discussion

None of us would be here without it. Some of us are getting it. Most of us are thinking about it. But theatre often seems to pretend it doesn't exist...

Presented by: Various artists

An explosive night of brand new work, featuring the latest recipients of our seed commissions to artists from BAME backgrounds

Presented by: Jennifer Tang

A powerful new show asking what it really means to be British and Chinese, and how family, love and belonging all shape who and what we are.

Presented by: Various artists

An explosive night of performance from which new universes of theatre may one day emerge, based on the themes of Calm Down, Dear.

Presented by: Annemiek van Elst

Part of Whose London Is It Anyway. A performance about homelessness and belonging, based on real experiences whilst sleeping rough

Presented by: Gracefool Collective

Outlandish, theatrical and highly entertaining, ‘This really is too much’ delves into a world of farcical stereotypes and preposterous power struggles.

Presented by: Bonnie and the Bonnettes

A three person, autobiographical show that combines drag performance with theatrical storytelling to mark the birth of a drag queen from Doncaster. It’s full of pop anthems, neon bobs, and glitter!

Presented by: Luca Rutherford

Luca’s confused, overwhelmed and feels stupid about politics. So, she’s throwing a party. A political party.

Presented by: The DICE Team

Six artists stand across from each other, waiting for their chance to perform - but it’s not up to any of us. It’s up to the dice roll.

Presented by: Caitlin Gleeson and Ross McCaffrey

In this show about dark matter, sexism, and truth, two people attempt to tell the story of an astrophysicist’s quest for recognition.

Presented by: Nour-Ani Sisserian

You are invited to Saida’s 25th birthday party. There will be cake, music and presents. But who is Saida?

Presented by: ThisIsNotATest

A devised piece, based on the character of Masha in Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull, exploring the relationship between identity and performance.

Presented by: Testament

A show about privilege, with spoken word and beatboxing. Work in progress, come along and help us shape next stage.

Presented by: Camden People's Theatre

Join us for a generation-spanning afternoon of queer performance and discussion with Mzz Kimberley, Katy Jalili and Tom Marshman, hosted by Ben Walters.

Presented by: Sky Blue Theatre

With faith healing, miracle bacon and flying saucer holy communion; That Catholic Thing asks, what is the true price of religion?

Presented by: Antosh Wojcik

Poems become beats become glitches in time in this poignant and mesmeric display of live drumming and spoken word

Presented by: Miranda Prag

This is a show about identity, authenticity and the murky area between the two. An intimate, awkward and hilariously ironic portrait of the people we try to be when we don’t feel like ourselves.

Presented by: Natasha Simone

Tash is Black. Tash is queer. Tash is a woman. All at the same time. A hilarious and captivating exploration of identity, power and belonging

Presented by: Dani Kolanis

When Camden Cadets is threatened to be shut down by some evil-white-baldy-with zero-sense-of-style, they will go to any lengths to save it. Expect lots of laughter, 2010 tunes and a true devotion to Camden Town!

Presented by: Simon Maeder & Adam El Hagar

A brand new show about hiphop’s most notorious pranksters

Presented by: Various artists

Five days before the EU Referendum: a day of talks and inspiring theatre to help you make your mind up.

Presented by: Libby Liburd

A show about women in temporary accommodation - their experiences and the effect it’s had on them - the human cost of the housing crisis.

Presented by: Tom Adams

A musician takes the stage and improvises musically with someone he has never performed with before. Life lessons will be learned. It will be interactive and funny.

Presented by: Various artists

A night of new works in progress exploring the themes of the festival

Presented by: Camilla Harding & Alexandra Sinclair

A Feminist drag theatre show exploring gender and identity that asks you to question just how and why guys and gals are put, painted and paired together.

Presented by: Theodora van der Beek

A Youtuber princess is trapped in a tower in a world of pink. Isolated from the world, she is plagued by the unsettling idea that perhaps there could be more....

Presented by: Daniel Marcus Clark

Twisted spoken and sung storytelling with virtuoso guitar. Inventive, funny, touching and very unique.

Presented by: Grace Gibson

Inspired by a personal catastrophe,  Quietly Spoken Chaos is a show about holding it together, England’s ‘stiff upper-lip’, and what happens when we avoid saying how we really feel.

Presented by: RAaw London

A celebration of new writing performed by outstanding young talent.

Presented by: Studio for Electronic Theatre

A staging of the original Russian dystopia, a satire, and a critique, 'WE' is high-tech 'poor theatre' that merges live visuals, movement, spoken text, and augmented reality

Presented by: Houston

Part of Sprint 2017: Using live music and video projection, Houston presents a DIY Sci-FI that explores what’s important about our planet and what we’d miss if it were gone.

Presented by: MEGANDALEX

This cabaret performance-come-intimate theatre piece explores youth, class, family, sexuality, and the importance of friendship amongst the shit-storm that is all those things. 

Presented by: Catherine Dyson, Theatr Iolo & The Riverfront.

'So, what's it like round here?' The unheard, unbelievably true story of a girl called Maya; forever thirteen, forever on the move.

Presented by: Anna Marie Synstad Simonsen, Frankie Thompson and Elizabeth Parker

‘Forbruker’ places a female clown into the world of consumer culture. Through mime, lip-sync and general idiocy she battles her way through distinctive branding and absurdity.

Presented by: Barrel Organ

Barrel Organ’s regular scratch night; presenting experimental and non-traditional work from under-represented artists that is all about play, audiences and the ‘liveness’ of theatre. 

Presented by: Karen Hobbs

A one-woman show that spreads awareness for cervical cancer through performer Karen Hobbs' honest and hilarious story.

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.

Presented by: Sh!ts!ck

This show explores sistxrhood as a method of survival. The coming together of people in the face of alienation and oppression, exploring the tools that help create change first personally and then potentially in the societies we live in.

Presented by: Flight of the Escales

Stuck between highly taxed tampons and badly lit mirrors, three characters are trapped in a patriarchal purgatory, desperately looking for a way out. Will they find one? 

Presented by: by Futures Theatre

She’s five foot ten. She’s almost certain. From the city to the Kent coast, from a war-torn land to the pit of the stomach, this unmissable new play explores one woman’s journey to regain a sense of identity.

Presented by: NOMAD

An interconnected showcase of visual art, poetry, drama and music using our living knowledge as people from refugee and migrant backgrounds to challenge the myth surrounding migration/immigration in the world today.

Presented by: Sarah Blanc

A hilarious dance comedy exploring contemporary standards of beauty and the conflict with feminist ideals. Why do women go to extreme (and painful) lengths to be ‘beautiful’?

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Presented by: Running Dog Theatre

A heart-warming & fun exploration of social anxiety and physics

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.

Presented by: Vanessa Kisuule

A playful look at our conflicted relationship with our bodies and sexiness, exploring our obsession with what is sexy through comedy, spoken word, dance and various states of undress.

Presented by: Maya de Freitas

Postcode Wars is Maya and her family's battle for turf. Out there looking for a roof over their head, a place to call home.

Presented by: Roland Smith

One man’s gentle descent into fatherhood, through the lens of an unrequited love affair.

Presented by: Laura Kurlansky & Victoria Watson

Part of Sprint 2017: Inspired by video games and theories and the rise of artificial intelligence, this immersive performance explores the point at which humans and computers might overlap.

Presented by: CARL

After a sold out performance at Sprint 2019, Forbruker is back! In an electric fusion of clown, lip sync, drag, and advertisement, this one-woman advert break explores the battle for identity in a capitalist world.

Presented by: Various artists

An explosive night of performance from which new universes of theatre may one day emerge.

Presented by: Madi Maxwell-Libby

Part of Sprint 2017: Politics meets subversive aerobics routines in this physical-video-poetry-comedy show about life under capitalism, from the perspective of an award-winning office temp.

Presented by: La JohnJoseph

A true and queer tale of a journey through the wasteland of mental illness. Somewhere between séance and recital, it delves into psychosis with compassion, hoping to find catharsis.

Presented by: Westminster Kingsway L2 Acting, Music and Creative Media Students

An evening of short Silent Movies brought to you by the excellent Music and Acting students at Westminster Kingsway College.

Presented by: Night Train Theatre Company

Poland, 1933: thirteen-year-old Maklena fixates on a fairy-tale vision of the Soviet Union. When communist propaganda, magical geese, and her family's bleak reality become blurred in Maklena’s imagination, they lead her down a dangerous path. This production marks the English-language premiere of Mykola Kulish’s classic Ukrainian play.

Presented by: Elsa Couvreur and Mehdi Duman

A duet delving into the complexities of relationships. Playfully probing the tensions between passion and security, wants and needs, fantasy and compassion, within the life of a couple.

Presented by: Tom Marshman

Return of the acclaimed docu-theatre show uncovering the hidden histories of LGBTQ communities in London during the 1980s through shared memories of the Kings Cross area

Presented by: Viv Gordon

A show about mouths. What goes into them. What comes out of them. And what they are actually for.

Presented by: Various artists

An explosive night of performance from which new universes of theatre may one day emerge.

Presented by: Beats&Elements

Curated especially for Whose London Is It Anyway?, a one-off night of spoken word, rap, writing & performance on the changing face of London

Presented by: Rose Biggin & Keir Cooper

A theatrical performance of poledance & guitar about shame power and privilege. Witty, smart and sexy.


Presented by: Adam Foster and Susan Kempster

An often funny, often unsettling meditation on bullfighting, our collective disintegrating empathy and snails

Presented by: Santina Sorrenti

G(END)ER SWAP intends to create a safe & non judgmental space for gender nonconforming individuals to access clothes aligning with their gender identity.

Presented by: Flowdan

A bona fide legend of grime and wider UK bass culture performs his lyrics as spoken word in an up-close and intimate setting.

Presented by: MALAPROP Theatre

LOVE+ is a one-woman two-hander about the inevitability of human/robot relationships.

Presented by: Matty May

Matty May was conceived during a drunken one night stand on his Nan’s settee, since then he has tried to kill himself three times. An uncomfortable and funny show about rage, suicide and mental health.

Presented by: Various artists

An explosive night of performance from which new universes of theatre may one day emerge.

Presented by: Various artists

Part of Whose London Is It Anyway. An explosion of performance from which new universes of theatre may one day emerge...

Presented by: Paula Varjack

A multimedia performance exploring how anyone can afford to be creative in these times of austerity

Presented by: Scottee

Part of Sprint 2017: BRAVADO explores the graphic nature of maleness and the extent it will go to succeed.

Presented by: Greenwich & Lewisham Young People’s Theatre and Drunken Chorus

A double-bill of short solo performances around themes of mental health, from two emerging female artists.

Presented by: Various Artists

The first of three explosive nights of work-in-progress exploring the themes of Calm Down Dear 2018

Presented by: Nick Field

Unicorns are everywhere right now, as are increasingly bizarre news cycles. But let’s not talk about that! Unicorn Party takes a sneaky gawp at what happens when escapism becomes inescapable.

Presented by: Jack McNamara, Tim Parkinson and Angharad Davies

Artists at the forefront of musical experimentation offer their version of what theatre for the ear could be.

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.

Presented by: Mamoru Iriguchi

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

Presented by: Nancy Ofori Geywu

Romantic relationships shouldn’t be this difficult right? A young Ghanaian woman questions who she is after the effects of emotional abuse, and begins to reflect on what self-love actually means.

Presented by: Various

A night of new works in progress exploring the themes of the festival

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.

Presented by: Various Artists

The second of three explosive nights of work-in-progress exploring the themes of Calm Down Dear 2018

Presented by: Tom Adams and Lillian Henley

Using live music, song and verbatim sleep recordings, a ★★★★ gig-theatre show about the joy and terror of sharing your bed with a sleep-talker

Presented by: Alissa Anne Jeun Yi

An eccentric mix of get-on-the-dance-floor music, comedy, rap and spoken word in this smash-hit coming-of-age story that's hilarious and heart-breaking in equal measure.

Presented by: Lucy Ireland and Jim Manganello, Shotput

In this new piece of dance-theatre, a contemporary couple re-create Hitchcock’s 1958 masterpiece Vertigo, live, and in the process toss up gender roles, modern relationships and sexual obsession

Presented by: Various artists

Part of Whose London Is It Anyway. The place to see wild & wonderful new projects take their first steps...

Presented by: Panel discussion

Join our panel of practitioners and experts, from both sides of the music/theatre divide, to discuss what’s happening on the front-line of gig-theatre.

Presented by: UCLU Musical Theatre Society

A deeply moving original musical following the lives of two couples in their final year of university.

Presented by: various artists

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

Presented by: Raze Collective

Raze Collective bring you the afterparty of Care and Destruction. Expect Queer performance in all it’s glorious forms, brilliant DJs and late night bar opening!

Presented by: Gameshow & Emily Lim, co-produced by CPT

Five children trying to understand the grown up world.

Presented by: Theodora van der Beek

The life story of an egg from its hatching to tragic demise at the hands of a frying pan

Presented by: Barrel Organ

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

Presented by: various artists

The third of three explosive nights of work-in-progress exploring the themes of Calm Down Dear 2018

Presented by: Charlotte Fox

Narcissism. Ego. Superficiality. Overconsumption. Social media. Obsession. Viciously funny and darkly comic. Charlotte portrays a conveyer belt of hyper-functional characters, combining music, dazzling physical theatre, dance and bouffon in a dynamic, confrontational piece that will lead you down a rabbit hole of delicious chaos.

Presented by: I Need to Cher

A journey in to lucid dreamland ruled by one woman's unashamed, celebratory love of Cher.

Presented by: Gameshow

Nuclear Future shines a light on how one individual’s actions can effect catastrophe for the whole planet. “Breathtaking in its scope, illuminating and horrifying” - Narc online

Presented by: Various

Come join us in the CPT mosh-pit for a gig with a difference from some of your favourite theatre artists.

Presented by: Hugo Aguirre, Chloe Borthwick and Lizzie Manwaring

Emily is pregnant with a goat. Exactly what the title promises. An absurd comedy probing the peculiar relationship between humans and animals.

Presented by: Next to Him Productions

Two storytellers, one fast fashion question: What do we value most as a society, convenience or life? Dance, theatre and Topshop will help us teardown the seams of the fast fashion industry.

Presented by: Theatre Témoin

Part of Whose London Is It Anyway. A dark and imaginative piece about a boy struggling to navigate the back-alleys of London, and of his own mind.

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

Presented by: Breach

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

Presented by: Katrine Turner

Part of Sprint 2017: LATENT DREAMS is about the Apocalypse. About the rising sea waters, and the invisible plagues.

Presented by: Mummy's Sloppy Honey

An intimate immersive theatre installation/live art performance introducing the audience into the process of 4 women getting ready in a private flat.

Presented by: Soraya Nabipour

the performers task is to stand and remember: an investigation into: the sculptural values of performance, spatial and temporal materiality and what it means to make the private public

Presented by: Orange Skies Theatre

Through personal exploration, innovative sound design and movement w e t seeks to celebrate water; as a material, as a body, as a force of nature. Proudly presented in association with Orange Skies Theatre.

Presented by: Deanna Rodger and Gemma Rogers

Part of Sprint 2017: Blasting the past, prepare to rocket into a quest of questions, sing along banter and mystical meetings

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”

Presented by: Camden People's Theatre

Join us for a guided tour of The Euston Passage: a route mapped out by scientists as a way to avoid the worst of the pollution along The Euston Road.

Presented by: HISSYFIT

A cross-artform interrogation of the profundity and ludicrousness of losing your virginity, and how maybe, maybe, it’s all a bit bulls**t. Welcome to The Clinic.

Presented by: big mess

Big Mess are on a quest to unleash their inner dancer. Come and see them take their first steps into the world of performance in their new comedy show Not Four Girls.

Presented by: What a Little Bird Told Me

A hilarious, heart-breaking and uplifting show about friendship and loneliness that asks why history is always told by the boys? Rachel tells the true story of the dancing plague to find some answers.

Presented by: Barrel Organ

A night of experimental and non-traditional work that acknowledges the presence of the audience and plays with the ‘liveness’ of theatre.

Presented by: Jane Welsh & Kitty May

A political statement on sex in the UK with points illustrated with real stories from individuals

Presented by: Various Artists

An explosive night of performance from which new universes of theatre may one day emerge.

Presented by: Royal Central School of Speech & Drama BATP First year Performance Arts and Design for Stage students.

Now is the time to shout or run... Students from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama explore humanity’s influence on our environment through an immersive transformation of CPT.

Presented by: Presented by TheatreState.

A show about false memories, father figures and the failure of the left wing.

Presented by: UCLU Jazz Society

‘What the funk is jazz?’ is a musical production that aims to explore the concept of jazz and trace its influences through three movements: funk/hip-hop, electronica and modern jazz.

Presented by: MALAPROP Theatre

You meet someone online. All you know is their name and that they seem to like you as much as you like them. In fact, you think you love each other. But do you? Can you? And what is love, anyway?

Presented by: Oop-La!

A drag-queen, a clown, a fish, and a Frenchman walk into a theatre, which is also a gay bar, which is also a circus, which is also a secret lair, which is also a filmset- and it’s always a riot.

Presented by: Barrel Organ.

A brand new show from a multi-award winning young company. Developed at and supported by CPT.

Presented by: Ellie Stamp

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

Presented by: Adam Welsh

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

Presented by: Exchange Theatre

A new revival of Moliere’s masterpiece The Misanthrope for the 21st century MOLIERE V/S FAKE NEWS, set in a newsroom, "This rather wonderful production encapsulates Moliere's brilliance" **** LPTheatres (2017)

Presented by: Barrel Organ

For one weekend only, see Barrel Organ like you've never seen them before.

Presented by: Becci Sharrock

An honest and humourous look at the advice we would give to past selves if we could.

Presented by: Embolon Theatre

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

Presented by: Documental Theatre.

Acclaimed show inspired by frank and often funny accounts of parents from Bournemouth Drug Treatment Centre

Presented by: Lauren Silver

Part of Sprint 2017: An interactive clown show that looks at how we can confront anxiety, overcome fear and find freedom.

Presented by: Hidden Track Theatre

Drawing the Line is an interactive storytelling experience which questions identity, community, and citizenship by inviting its audiences to build nations.

Presented by: Paula Varjack, Luca Rutherford, Catriona James and Maddy Costa

A devised research based performance by three female performers exploring the power and inevitability of “the baby question” on women.

Presented by: Jack Dean

A story for anyone who ever dreamed of a different world

Presented by: Presented by Owl Young.

A cross between a TED-talk and a coming-of-age action thriller.

Presented by: UCLU Jazz Society

Voodoo Jazz is a fusion of styles that combines funk, disco, jazz and latin grooves. Expect harmonic exploration, diverse instrumentation and wild improvisation

Presented by: Presented by Emma Frankland, Keir Cooper & Último Comboio.

An anarchic exploration of the novel, containing incredible visual imagery, live music and dance

Presented by: Various artists

The first of three explosive nights of work-in-progress performances exploring the themes of the festival

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.

Presented by: Sea Sharp

When an extra-terrestrial is routinely rejected and mistreated, things get carried away on their journey for self-care. This show spins a delicate web that is both playful and dangerous.

Presented by: Catherine Duquette

A funny, brutally honest and personal show about fame.

Presented by: Kaleido Film Collective in collaboration with Feral Foxy Ladies

A multi-media performance which responds to six interviews with individuals dealing with depression to uncover the unique ways they cope: from diving and sex to song.

Presented by: Andy Blake & Friends

An underground man-about-town (& also one of the great polemicists and provocateurs of our time) in conversation about nightlife, subculture and much, much more besides

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

Presented by: Displace Yourself Theatre.

A story about belonging and an exploration of life without nationality.

Presented by: UCLU Musical Theatre Society

Possessed is set in the bohemian art world of 19th Century London - based on the story of Jane Burden, wife of designer William Morris and muse of Pre-Raphaelite artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti.

Presented by: Action to the word

Welcome to Florence at the height of the Renaissance where greed and lust are amongst us: a new actor-musician adaptation of Middleton’s classic tragedy

Presented by: Artists of Affection

From the dreamscapes of the makers behind Pecs Drag Kings comes a surrealist love song to female friendship. Kingdom: a show about two queer femme best friends who share a bedroom.

Presented by: Nicola Canavan and Dawn Felicia Knox

Talk / video event to accompany exhibition of images reclaiming the vagina

Presented by: Daniel Bye

Written and performed by Daniel Bye. An urgent, fantastical story from the front line of an epidemic.

Presented by: Thomas Martin and Pat Ashe.

Videogames [in one hand]. Performance [in the other]. [Both hands together.] 'Boom' [explosion mime].

Presented by: Will Osmond

Part of Camden Fringe 2016

Presented by: Barrel Organ

Barrel Organ’s regular scratch night; presenting experimental and non-traditional work from under-represented artists that is all about play, audiences and the ‘liveness’ of theatre.

Presented by: Neal Pike & Matt Miller

Five Years recounts the time that Neal Pike spent at a special educational needs school from 1998-2002. A show about school, escaping and a world that puts you into boxes.

Presented by: Kieran Lucas

Play For A White Male is an attempt to ask how and why we tell stories and whom these stories belong to.

Presented by: Knotworks

A colourful, collaged exploration of what it means to live in a gendered body. Why might we gender people, and what happens when you don’t fit?

Presented by: The Fun Club

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

Presented by: Tom Cassani

Tom Cassani exposes the techniques of deception, and teaches how to spot it in action: watch everyday action turn into the impossible.

Presented by: Grace Gibson.

A playful solo performance that dissects the point when it all goes wrong.

Presented by: Naked Frank

Part of Camden Fringe 2016

Presented by: Ding & Sich

Part of Sprint 207: With a tabletop for a stage, for a limited audience, we will perform - and in performing attempt to reclaim - the language of flowers.

Presented by: Lanre Malaolu

Through a fusion of physical theatre and hip-hop dance, follow a day in the life of Michael and his internal and external battles with his mental health.

Presented by: UCLU Drama Society

A dark comedy about money, greed, and human morality. A Jacobean drama involving deceit and disguise, updated in a modern setting.

Presented by: Susanna Fournier & Ted Witzel

Part of Sprint 2017: A psycho-geographic performance-slash-installation about sex and loneliness in digital hookup culture

Presented by: Alfie James Productions

Through the eyes of Lottie, a nurse close to the frontline during WW1. We capture some of the women serving as nurses and ambulance drivers over the course of one night.

Presented by: Lewys Holt.

Dance-storytelling-comedy performance exploring what it means to be cool

Presented by: RedCape Theatre

Thunder Road is about the power of the Heimlich manoeuvre, adventure and escape, the call of the open road, and the kind of friendship you'd take a bullet for

Presented by: Lilly Burton

“I was 19 when I had an abortion. Looking back, I think it was a self-destructive attempt to make someone love me more. It didn’t work. The prick!”

Presented by: Luca Rutherford

Written and performed by Luca Rutherford. Learning How To Die asks what scares us about dying, and how can we use that fear to drive our living actions.

Presented by: Elisabeth Carlile

A young woman attempting to create and care for a baby that you have just watched her mould from raw meat. A messy, provocative attempt at becoming a mother.

Presented by: Nathan Birkinshaw

Part of Sprint 2017: A funny look at how we struggle with death in the internet age and connection with real world.

Presented by: The Queer House

From childhood co-stars, through teenage rebellion, a moving and powerful autobiographical account about growing up queer in the mid-noughties, finding yourself, and losing a friend.

Presented by: Haley McGee

A funny, irreverent and moving attempt to celebrate the place you’re from, that you’ve always been embarrassed by, but now wish you weren’t.

Presented by: Various artists

The second of three explosive nights of work-in-progress performances exploring the themes of the festival

Presented by: Supporting Theatre Artists and Makers of Performance (STAMP) Network

A large-scale event for up to 400 artists to come and meet London venues and organisations and gain an understanding of how they work to support artists and produce new work.

Presented by: Paper People Theatre

Using a language mixed of visual art, words and movement, Paper People Theatre present to you their world full of chalk and the conflict this brings between it’s performers.

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

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.

Presented by: Will Dickie

A 90-minute mix of jungle music, theatre, spoken word and ritual. It's not what you think - This is something you never raved to before.

Presented by: Leyla Josephine

In a fiery collision of spoken word and theatre Leyla asks whether we can really make a difference or, if in fact, everything is broken beyond repair.

Presented by: Marta Carvalho

In this fierce feminist monologue, Portuguese actress Marta Carvalho plays a woman who’s broken free of the entanglements of love, removing all traces of it – and of him – within herself.

Presented by: LaPelle's Factory

A mysterious journey through old films, pop delusions and odd expressions of love

Presented by: Ivo

A new play exploring the relationship between citizens and the state in light of our knowledge of contemporary surveillance practices.

Presented by: Various artists

The final of three explosive nights of work-in-progress performances exploring the themes of the festival

Presented by: Keisha Thompson

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

Presented by: Barrel Organ

Barrel Organ’s regular scratch night; presenting experimental and non-traditional work from under-represented artists that is all about play, audiences and the ‘liveness’ of theatre.

Presented by: The Queer House

Token Toni loves a bitta bashment and only dates Black/Brown womxn, my barber holds the cure to my lesbian urges and straight womxn are like junk food.

Presented by: Tight Theatre

Physical theatre exploring what it means to be a girl in today’s society. It’s not about cats.

Presented by: Rebecca Atkinson-Lord

An exploration of class mobility, social displacement, and how the 'Liberal Elite' and the 'Disenfranchised working class' aren't so far apart after all

Presented by: Smallest Majority

Part of Sprint 2017: The Oppression Games examines both the company’s and others personal struggles with sexuality in a world obsessed with labelling.

Presented by: Presented by This Theatre.

Smash Edinburgh Fringe hit, which also won the Pulse Suitcase Prize 2015

Presented by: You Should See The Other Guy

An unconventional verbatim show telling the story of the political occupation of four empty council flats on Carpenters Estate.

Presented by: The Blank Slates – UCLU Comedy Club

The apocalypse has taken place. Comedy is strictly prohibited. London comedians have gathered in a secret underground location, where they plot a revolution to bring back comedy. Will they succeed?

Presented by: People Show

An anonymous man and woman are trying to pin down the facts. Any facts. But hurried along by a relentless modern world, stricken by disasters, how do we know what’s true?

Presented by: Rooted Moon Theatre and CapaTaro Theatre Company

Double billed evening from 2 new theatre companies performing two brand new shows.

Presented by: Presented by Leo Burtin.

The story of an unremarkable woman, who every day, sat down to record the facts of her life in a diary, until one summer day, she chose her own death

Presented by: Fuel and Will Adamsdale

The Joke is a new play from comedy award winner Will Adamsdale - and company - exploring jokes and why we tell them, countries and why we need (and despair of) them, and life and why we bother. And tic tacs.

Presented by: Conrad Murray

Autobiographical one man show. Told though rapping, beatboxing and Shakespeare.

Presented by: Box Tracy

Part of Camden Fringe 2016

Presented by: Humanish

An absurd and endearing portrait of Christmas, like The Royle Family meets Phoenix Nights, in miniature.

Presented by: Jamie Wood

Part of Sprint 2017: A homemade pilgrimage, a return to roots, slow motion time travel.

Presented by: Mr and Mrs Clark

A one-man show about constructed fear that asks directly if the world wants us to feel safe. A brave, revealing and at times hilarious tour of one man’s fears.

Presented by: Pecs: The Drag King Collective

Following the sold-out 'Pecs: Let’s Talk about Sex', the Drag King Collective bring you the second instalment of their workshop performance series

Presented by: Damien Warren-Smith

Come on a journey from Chaos to Achilles (with the new king of sillies) and experience Greek Mythology like you never knew you wanted to.

Presented by: Demi Nandhra

A performance about mental illness, suicide and radical cure attempts. Expect a selfish woman, her reluctant-shy-doesn't-want-to-be-there partner, a f***ton of bananas, holy water and the one and only, Yoko Ono.

Presented by: Presented by Cape Theatre.

In a commentary on self-help culture and celebrity obsession, two performers strive to find out how to make an audience love them

Presented by: CPT & Counterpoint Arts

After the smash-hit success of its debut gig, come join us for more unexpected laughs from our talented team.

Presented by: 2Magpies

Last Resort is a show about enhanced interrogation techniques and the detention of terror suspects, disguised as an all-inclusive package holiday in a future Guantanamo Bay.

Presented by: Jamal Harewood

Is it what you said, or how you said it? An audience led gameshow that sets out to explore words and their meanings.

Presented by: New Perspectives

New multimedia performance combining John Berger's words, Jean Mohr's images, archive film and contemporary reportage, taking the pulse of the NHS in its 70th anniversary year

Presented by: Lauren Silver & Helen Foster

A fun and charming slapstick spectacular, (Silly) Little Women is a joyfully daft female-led clown show inspired by classic stories exploring the unbreakable bond between sisters

Presented by: Kaleido Film Collective in collaboration with Feral Foxy Ladies

A work-in-progress which explores the diverse experiences of depression and healing through a series of sensorial multi-media portraits, using first-hand documentary material, audio-visual storytelling and solo performance.

Presented by: Chippy Lane Productions Ltd

Chippy Lane Productions was set up to champion Welsh work beyond Wales.

Presented by: Emma Packer

Part of Camden Fringe 2016

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.

Presented by: Performance Anxiety

Part of Sprint 2017: A mix of cringe worthy confessions, live games and surreal self-help mantras.

Presented by: Presented by Josh Coates.

Part of 'Fitter Happier More Productive': a selection of cutting-edge artists respond to the cult of self-betterment.

Presented by: Music In Detention and Lois Weaver

A special public event which will bring together people from arts, migration and social justice backgrounds to explore the role of the arts in developing strategies around radical hospitality.

Presented by: STAMP

With a panel discussion and more, this event gives you the opportunity to have all of your questions about touring answered.

Presented by: Theatre Counterpoint

Don’t turn the lights on takes the audience on a journey through teenage years where movement and text are played like instruments in a musical composition. Actions deliver rhythms; images repeat; speech is dynamic.

Presented by: Rose Eye Productions

Remember that 16-year-old house party when you did that thing with that boy in your mate’s parents’ bathroom? Me Too. Experimental gig-theatre unravelling ideas of consent when we’re young through daring alternative music, spoken word and soundscape.

Presented by: humanish.

A 'humanette' puppet comedy starring the Holy Trinity at home for Christmas

Presented by: The Centre for Performing Arts, University of Portsmouth

Actors and Singers Showcase of those graduating in 2017 from the BA (Hons) Drama and Performance and BA (Hons) Musical Theatre courses at the University of Portsmouth.

Presented by: Unfinished Productions

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

Presented by: Biscuit & Field

In Paid Fantasist we explore myths of Soho and the ravages of neo-liberalism. And we aim to be the most disappointing barbershop trio you’ve ever seen.

Presented by: Matt Miller & Peader Kirk

A theatrical genderqueer glamour fest, Sprinkled with magic. Fitting is a theatre show about Matt’s adventures in dresses and suits, visibility and invisibility, and has some magic tricks up its sleeve.

Presented by: Caroline Smith

An experiential audio walk between the Feminist Library and Camden People’s Theatre exploring the precarious state of being in-between (the Bardo). With live interventions and readings.

Presented by: She Goat

Experimental live music and Baroque-pop mash-ups, gender-twisting visuals and gothic storytelling: this new theatre gig is an exploration of ‘the Doppelgänger’, devised and performed by a pair of real life doppelgängers.

Presented by: Dan Hills

This is not an egg is a task based exploration surrounding the idea of choice, using live performance in a DIY aesthetic.

Presented by: Kelly Green

A messy confessional journey about sex, single-mums, class, consent and what it feels like to be seen as a bit of a goer.

Presented by: Faux Pas Theatre

Part of Camden Fringe 2016

20B image, women sitting in an empty room

Presented by: Jane English

20B charts Jane's search for the stories of her demolished estate and its lost community. Using archives, interviews & story-telling, Jane explores the far-reaching impact of regeneration.

Presented by: Wonder Fools

Part of Sprint 2017: Using a blend of storytelling, poetry and scientific dissemination the show examines how pornography impacts on mental health, relationships, and sexual experiences.

Presented by: Various artists

A panel of artists and commentators discuss how much impact is intersectional thought really having, and what work is still to be done?

Presented by: Hightide and DugOut

Stevie used to believe everyone had a soundtrack to their life, until she got dropped off in Suffolk to live with her Grandma. Then Stevie meets Stan. Witty and moving, a rural teenage love story in all its awkward glory.

Presented by: Beth Higham-Edwards & Tom Hughes

As disease and riots rage outside, the two remaining members of Theatre Union of Artists(TM) make a show. Daughters of the Sun is an anarchic song cycle, sort of inspired by Maxim Gorky.

Presented by: Presented by Zoe Murtagh & Victoria Copeland.

An uplifting performance about panic attacks based on personal experience and shared stories

Presented by: Adam Z. Robinson in association with LittleMighty

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

Presented by: I am not the Copacabana Theatre

The question of national identity, does is really matter-and how much of that is still within us, without even really realizing?

Presented by: Theodora van der Beek

Follow The Bearded Lady as she discovers the resolve to defy the inanity of a world that asks people to hide or change who they are.

Presented by: Presented by Grist to the Mill.

A tender examination of death and rebirth. Part of Suspense Festival.

Presented by: Roxanne Carney

Part of Sprint 2017: A fiery spoken word performance that’s honest and unapologetically feminist.

Presented by: Ethan Mechare

Taking place in living rooms all over London your host Ethan Mechare welcomes you into this unknown world with true stories of sexual fantasy and intrigue.

Presented by: Ada Mukhina

Welcome to RiskLab, a place to explore risk in art and artists at risk through technology.

Presented by: Heloise Werner

Part of Camden Fringe 2016

kill climate deniers

Presented by: David Finnigan

A Die Hard-esque hostage thriller / action piece with a soundtrack of classic early 90s House and Techno.

Presented by: The Student Workshop: Royal Holloway

An exciting new festival showcasing the best original productions being created by young, up and coming artists.

Presented by: Hannah Maxwell

Returning by popular demand - I, AmDram minds the gap between the identities we assert and the places we leave, be they hometowns, cultural inheritances or amateur dramatic societies

Presented by: Gameshow and Emily Lim

People’s Theatre Award winners Gameshow and Emily Lim are making a show about growing up and they need your help.

Presented by: Blooming Ludus

A participatory theatre game exploring where we source our energy from and how the choices we make about energy ultimately affects our relationship to our environment and each other.

Presented by: Panel discussion

Theresa May. Nicola Sturgeon. Angela Eagle – not. Hillary Clinton – maybe. Come and discuss the relationship between women and power, in politics and beyond.

Presented by: Sh!t Theatre

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

Presented by: SH!TS!CK

SH!TS!CK is a D.I.Y punk group responding to the political climate by writing original songs, with kids on their lap, Nan’s out the back - get us a snack!

Presented by: Supporting Theatre Artists and Makers of Performance (STAMP) Network

A large-scale event for up to 400 artists to come and meet London venues and organisations and gain an understanding of how they work to support artists and produce new work.

Presented by: Ding & sich

An intelligent, low key, off-beat meditation on bodies and desires, living and longing.

Presented by: notnow Collective

Part of Sprint 2017: A show about fatherhood, social expectations, traditions and masculinity in UK, created by two Croatian females. Funny, poignant and provoking.

Presented by: Rebecca W Morris, of the Rebel Choir

A workshop to create songs of class and identity. Open to all, regardless of ability.

Presented by: Rebecca Atkinson-Lord

This is a show about fear. About how it influences everything we do. And about how we still pretend it isn’t there.

Presented by: Presented by Precious Cargo

A slick, intelligent exploration of how we cope in an increasingly pressurised world

Presented by: Amelia Sweetland

Part of Camden Fringe 2016

Presented by: Panel

What do men have to contribute to the feminist conversation? Come and discuss these and related questions with an ace panel of speakers.

Presented by: Sh!t Theatre

Back by popular demand for two nights only, the ORIGINAL and BEST Sing-a-long Muppet Christmas Carol.

Presented by: Presented by Katie Jackson.

Taking modern notions of happiness and poking them with a stick

Presented by: Put the Book Down

An immersive theatre experience; The Conversation Box forces us to engage with the different ways in which society communicates, such as sound, light, and imagery, in a uniquely interactive environment.

Presented by: Dead leaf Theatre Company

Part of Camden Fringe 2016

Presented by: Katy Dye

An attempt to relate and re-examine what we base our national identity on by exploring patriotism and what we use flags for.

Presented by: Miranda Prag

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

Presented by: Various speakers

Join a panel of experts as they discuss the persistence – or resurgence – of class inequality in the arts, asks what can be done about it, and proposes some radical solutions.

Presented by: STAMP

This two hour workshop will give you the knowledge and tools necessary to negotiate contracts which keep you and your collaborators protected.

Presented by: UCL Shakespeare Society

Usurped and exiled Prospero waits. Using his magic, he wreaks the King’s ship, scattering the sailors. Lost and bewitched they wander. When the spells are lifted, can love reconcile betrayal?

Presented by: Hannah Ballou

goo:ga is a comedy special by a very pregnant woman.

Presented by: Thunderstruck Productions

The untold story of working class genius, obsession and heavy metal bagpipes.

Presented by: Flabbergast Theatre

Except hilarity and stupidity as clowns, puppets and mask performers unravel one of Shakespeare’s most enigmatic and evasive roles

Presented by: Max Wilkinson

A man think he’s Franz Kafka living in Prague. As his dream is shattered he slips between different times and bodies... A black comedy about our obsession with the past. Developed in Prague with UNESCO and Potrva Theater.

Presented by: Coney, curated by William Drew.

An evening of playing theatre and artful games

Presented by: UCLU Graters

UCL’s first comedy festival.

Presented by: Various artists

An explosive night of works in progress and short performances. Full line up announced soon.

Presented by: Scottee

Joined by working class artists, thinkers and fakers Scottee & guests explore what it means to grow up on a council estate and who creates the definitions of working class identity

Presented by: CrossLine Theatre

Friday Night Love Poem tells the stories of three different women and their journeys to finding sexual empowerment while exploring the consequences of living in a society that is both hypersexual and fetishizes virginity.

Presented by: Jamal Gerald

Exploring free speech, Facebook debates, police brutality, privilege and self-reflection, Dogmatic focuses on what happened when Jamal became more aware of racial inequality and how he allowed this to consume him.

Presented by: Alex Roberts

A solo performance about violence in LGBTQ+ nightlife spaces. Mixing poetry, dance and music, it asks; are clubs still the place queers can call home?

Presented by: Viki Browne

A surprisingly funny piece about loss, grief and trying to hold on to someone you love.

Presented by: Gobscure

Part of Sprint 2017: a witty exploration of the language of sanism, finding beauty beneath wounding words.

Presented by: gobscure

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

Presented by: Various

Presented by: dangerously loose

April 2019. The Searcher is facing an existential crisis, but so is the world. In the paralysing epicentre of personal, political and ecological collapse, can love lend us a hand?

Presented by: Vinnie Heaven

Vinnie is called pretty the same amount of times as being called sir in an average week. An honest, moving and hilarious exploration of non-binary gender using Vinnie’s real-life experiences.

Presented by: Jamal Harewood

A solo participatory performance event exploring race, community and the identity of the working class citizen within today’s society.

Presented by: Wotever World

Part of Camden Fringe 2016

Presented by: Claire Gaydon

A brand-new solo show examining ideas of meaning and purpose through our obsession with social media

Presented by: UCL Drama Society

Exploring the power of an idea and the idolisation of a leader, Faithful Creatures tells the story of a brief but radical movement in 1649, the man who led it, and the people who adored him.

Presented by: Rosie Wilby

Part of Camden Fringe 2016

Presented by: Camden People's Theatre

A day of free workshops on marketing, technical theatre and funding to help you establish yourself as an artist.

Presented by: Theatre, JK

Part of Sprint 2017: A riotous, comic and self-aware theatre where the audience decides which route the performance takes.

Presented by: Chris Goode & Company

A live anthology of experimental texts from the margins of the 20th century, with the power to startle and enthral. Includes works by Samuel Beckett, Gertrude Stein, Kurt Schwitters and more.

Presented by: Grace Lambert

An online therapy bot promises rapid recovery from a breakup in 5 days

Presented by: Louise Orwin

Inspired by the moments they have been hysterical, crazy, or over-emotional Louise Orwin presents an opportunity and an exorcism: a performative round table event for rage junkies and the rage-inclined, followed by a communal ritual and destruction party.

Presented by: It is Productions

The musical takes place in a small city in the middle of Brazil. It tells the tale of "Kid", a young boy who no longer remembers his own name, and his new fish friend, "Mr. Out of Water," going on a journey to find the sea.

Presented by: Gameshow & Emily Lim

This is a show about growing up - what it’s like growing up, how it feels being a grown up, and what people who aren’t grown up yet want to know about being grown up.

Presented by: Showroom and Jenna Watt in association with Summerhall

A fascinating piece of documentary theatre about the Trident nuclear weapons system, performed by an artist whose family live and work on the base.

Presented by: Edythe Woolley

Part of Sprint 2017: A mini historic romp through the female form grotesquely squeezed into cabinets and jars displayed for all who wish to see.

Presented by: Heidi Niemi & Sinikka Kyllönen

Two detectives tackle the criminal underworld of northern Finland. Long nights watching Scandi Noir have not been in vain. Their minds are sharp, their bodies strong. This is their moment!

Presented by: Company of Ten

A highly-acclaimed one act play about workplace bullying. Following successful runs in France, Belgium and Switzerland, this is the play’s English language premiere.

Presented by: Jo Tyabji

Motherland is a visceral full bodied dragged up howl of a show exploring nationalism, identity and our ability to speak out. In an era of India Rising and people Taking Back Britain, this is a show that asks: who are you, first? Produced in association with Milk Presents (BULLISH, JOAN) and supported by Arts Council England, In Good Company, The Bush and Battersea Arts Centre.

Presented by: Walrus.

Lemons won three prizes at this year's National Student Drama Festival.

Presented by: Slovak Theatre in London

The Academy for Women is the first place in the world where women get access to both, sex work and studies. What results can this peculiar programme produce?

Presented by: Ruby Lawrence

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

Presented by: Sh!t Theatre

What happens when women are given just one hour a day to think about what it is to be a woman?

Presented by: RED Company

The Sea is a new play about loneliness and isolation in London. Exploring themes of communication and human connection in the urban, digital city.

Presented by: Karen McLeod

A thought-provoking and at times unsettling comedy poetry show featuring the self-proclaimed Poet of the South London people Barbara Brownskirt.

Presented by: Various

Presented by: STAMP

STAMP present a new panel discussion packed with hints and tips for artists and companies on low cost and efficient ways to market themselves and their shows.

Presented by: Dave Watt and Nick Surridge

A fast-paced, pun-tastic, loaf-out-loud, absurd comedy sketch show about a sailor with a beard made of bread who is larger than life and his struggles

Presented by: Gur Arie Piepskovitz

In a world of sex, violence, fast cars, and horses, what would a unicorn do?

Presented by: Dead Pig Theatre

Part of Camden Fringe 2016

Presented by: Sh!t Theatre

A two-woman 100% faithful, word-by-word* remake of the Christmas film we all hate to love: 'Love Actually'. A new Christmas show for grown-ups by award-winning ‘rising stars of performance art’ (Telegraph) Sh!t Theatre.

Presented by: ThisEgg

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

Presented by: Stumble Trip Theatre

Combining clown, cabaret, theatre and mime Heather and Harry is an extremely silly unpicking of what it means to be human... and in LOVE.

Presented by: Trim Tab Production

Part of Camden Fringe 2016

Presented by: Louisa Claughton

Part of Sprint 2017: A discovery of what gender means to us, where these perceptions come from and how they shape us.

Presented by: Molodyi Teatr London

A reflection on loss and memory based on true stories from the war in Ukraine. Combining documentary theatre and music, the show asks what remains when someone dies in war.

Presented by: BA Acting CDT at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Studio Festival Launch is an exciting evening of performances of new work and works-in-progress by students from the BA Acting CDT course at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. A chance to celebrate, welcome new students and raise a glass to the upcoming year for Studio.

Presented by: UCL European Theatre Project

An ironic performance based on Ferite a morte by Serena Dandini and Maura Misiti on domestic violence. Seventeen women come back to life to tell the stories of their own death.

Presented by: Undercurrent and CPT

An arresting new production based on the life of George Price (1922-1975), presented within yards from where Price lived, worked and died.

Presented by: Moxie Brawl

A fun, loud and thoughtful attempt to rewrite the history of Ireland by remembering the Irish women who have been forgotten about.

Presented by: Tom Marshman

A heartful and moving performances of stories of LGBTQ people living in Kings Cross in 1980s London

Presented by: QQF

Having a moon for a head makes life difficult for Joey Moonhead. But the college talent show presents Joey with an opportunity to build a fantastic musical instrument and his self-confidence.