Common People

A festival exploring working-class experiences

Is working-class “cool” again? Or is that a smokescreen for never-ending austerity: the most sustained attack on people with low incomes in living memory?

Is there “a class-shaped hole” in the diversity debate – and what can we do to plug it?

Who gets to tell working-class stories, and who gets to watch them?

Join CPT and a cracking lineup of working-class theatre-makers on a two-week exploration of the truth, the prole truth and nothing but the truth.

Image credit Opal Fruits by Holly Beasley-Garrigan (c) Samuel Donnelly

Common People Offers:

Early Bird: book before midnight on Fri 16 Feb for tickets at just £7.50 (hurry, this offer is limited!)

Season pass: book 5 or more shows as part of the festival and recieve a 20% discount

Double bill: book two different shows on the same night for just £16 (that’s just £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

Wed 25 Apr, 2018

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: Various speakers

Wed 25 Apr, 2018

An unreliable solo show about the fetishisation of the feral female - about working class women and the trouble with 90’s nostalgia

Presented by: Holly Beasley-Garrigan

Thu 26 Apr, 2018 to Fri 27 Apr, 2018

A new show that explores why we need safe clean homes for all, told through beats and songs, using living looping and beatboxing

Presented by: Beats & Elements

Thu 26 Apr, 2018 to Fri 27 Apr, 2018

Hoffmann's acclaimed rallying cry for times of brutal cuts and disparity - a solo account of shame and poverty from a personal perspective - returns to CPT

Presented by: Catherine Hoffmann

Sat 28 Apr, 2018

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: Scottee

Sat 28 Apr, 2018

Part lecture, come Hen Party, with a sprinkling of a conference and the grittiness of a squat rave, CHAV is a timely comment on working class female identity.

Presented by: Kelly Green