Autumn Season 2019

Orson Welles made Citizen Kane. Aretha Franklin recorded Respect. Alexander the Great conquered Persia. They were 25 at the time. CPT is 25 this year. How can we possibly measure up?

This is how. With a killer festival, Handle with Care, exploring the myths and the reality behind ‘generation snowflake’. With our first ever made-for-CPT Christmas shows – big-hitting festive offerings from two extraordinary companies, Sh!t Theatre (Dollywould, Letters to Windsor House, Women’s Hour) and She-Goat (DoppelDänger). With homecomings for CPT’s best-loved artists – Chris Goode(Walk Pause Walk) , Hannah Maxwell (I, AmDram), La John Joseph (A Generous Lover) – and debuts from the UK’s most exciting new theatre-making talent.

And with brand new work from the 5* creators of High Rise eState of MindBeats & Elements, collaborating with local residents as part of borough-wide arts programme Camden Alive.

It’s taken a quarter-century to get to this point – where mind-blowing new performance meets the stories that Camden and its people want to tell. We’re delighted to have arrived here – and we really hope you’ll join us.

Autumn 2019 ticket offers:

Early Bird: book before midnight on Thursday 1 August for tickets at just £7.50 (hurry, this offer is limited!)

Season pass: book 3 or more shows as part of the festival and receive a 10% discount, book 5 or more to receive 20% off.

Double bill: book two different shows on the same night for just £16 (£8 each!) For all of the above offers simply add your tickets to the basket and we’ll do the rest.


Shows in this Festival

Tue 12 Nov, 2019

Presented by: Camden People's Theatre

As we enter the final season of our anniversary year, we're marking the occasion with a one-off birthday party extravaganza. We’ve commissioned some of CPT’s best-loved artists to create a brand-new performance, to be shared with you for one night only.

Tickets £50

Wed 13 Nov, 2019 to Sat 16 Nov, 2019

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.

Tickets £12/£10 (concession)

Wed 13 Nov, 2019 to Thu 14 Nov, 2019

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.

Tickets £12/£10 (concession)

Fri 15 Nov, 2019 to Sat 16 Nov, 2019

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.

Tickets £12/£10 (concession)

Tue 19 Nov, 2019 to Wed 20 Nov, 2019

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.

Tickets £12/£10 (concession)

Tue 19 Nov, 2019 to Wed 20 Nov, 2019

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.

Tickets £12/£10 (concession)

Tue 19 Nov, 2019 to Wed 20 Nov, 2019

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.

Tickets £12/£10 (concession)

Thu 21 Nov, 2019 to Fri 22 Nov, 2019

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.

Tickets £12/£10 (concession)

Thu 21 Nov, 2019 to Sat 23 Nov, 2019

Presented by: Big Boots Theatre Company

A revitalised version of Big Boots’ 2018 Living Latino, Moonlight Strangers presents the devised work of queer migrants residing in London, who have emigrated to this part of the world looking for a better quality of life.

Tickets £12/£10 (concession)

Sat 23 Nov, 2019 to Sun 24 Nov, 2019

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.

Tickets £12/£10 (concession)

Mon 25 Nov, 2019

Presented by: Various artists

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

Tickets £12/£10 (concession)

Tue 26 Nov, 2019 to Sat 30 Nov, 2019

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

Tickets £12/£10 (concession)

Tue 26 Nov, 2019 to Thu 28 Nov, 2019

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?

Tickets £12/£10 (concession)

Fri 29 Nov, 2019

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.

Tickets £5

Fri 29 Nov, 2019 to Sat 30 Nov, 2019

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.

Tickets £12/£10 (concession)

Tue 3 Dec, 2019 to Sat 21 Dec, 2019

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.

Tickets £15/£10 (concession)

Tue 3 Dec, 2019 to Thu 5 Dec, 2019

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.

Tickets £12/£10 (concession)

Fri 6 Dec, 2019 to Sat 7 Dec, 2019

Presented by: Lucy Hutson & Claire Nolan

Bound  is a show about the slippery nature of identities, the ones you give yourself, the ones forced onto you and the ones that were once strong and now you are just clinging on to.

Tickets £12/£10 (concession)

Tue 10 Dec, 2019 to Sat 21 Dec, 2019

Presented by: She Goat

From the duo that brought you DoppelDänger, late-night radio of bold live music and reckless shape pulling. A coffee-fuelled ode to the kinds of love we don’t talk about. Love in the in-between.

Tickets £12/£10 (concession)

Mon 16 Dec, 2019

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. 

Tickets £5