Hotbed 2017

Let’s talk about sex, baby.

We live in a world saturated with sexual imagery – but how often do we talk about sex as it’s really felt, experienced
or imagined? And why is theatre so seldom a part of that conversation?

Hotbed is CPT’s brand new festival of sex: three weeks of adventurous performance guaranteed to expand your carnal knowledge. From the ubiquity of porn to the secrets of your sexual fantasies, from a celebration of sex-positivity to the difficulties of representing sex onstage, this twenty-one night stand lays bare sex, 2017-style. Come join us at CPT’s sexual congress for a bit of what you fancy – and more.

Featuring the premiere of Oh Yes Oh No, the new show from Pretty Ugly and A Girl and A Gun creator Louise Orwin.

Early bird offer: £6.99 tickets before Fri 10 March, subject to availability.

 

Interactive schedule

Mon 24 AprTue 25 Apr

7.15pm – phroot sahlad

9pm – Gimme Gimme Gimme More: LOVE!

Wed 26 Apr

7.15pm – Oh Yes Oh No

9pm – Bridle

Thu 27 Apr

7.15pm – Oh Yes Oh No

9pm – SPILL: A Verbatim Show about Sex

Fri 28 April

7.15pm – Oh Yes Oh No

 9pm – SPILL: A Verbatim Show about Sex

Sat 29 Apr

6pm – #SexPositive
7.15pm – Oh Yes Oh No

9pm – SPILL: A Verbatim Show about Sex

Sun 30 Apr

7pm – Big Bang  #1

Mon 1 May

7.15pm – Big Bang #2

Tue 2 May

7pm Beta Public: Hotbed Edition

Wed 3 May

7.15pm – Oh Yes Oh No

 9pm – 5 Encounters on a Site Called Craigslist

 

Thu 4 May

7.15pm – Oh Yes Oh No

7.30pm – Coming Clean [offsite]

9pm Your Sexts Are Shit: Better Older Letters

Fri 5 May

7.15pm – Oh Yes Oh No

7.30pm – Coming Clean [offsite]

9pm – Pecs: Let’s Talk About Sex

Sat 6 May

6pm – Putting in a good performance

7.15pm – Oh Yes Oh No

7.30pm – Coming Clean [offsite]

9pm – What Tammy Needs To Know About Getting Old and Having Sex

Sun 7 May

7pm – Sex and Puppets

Mon 8 May

7.15pm – Big Bang #3

Tue 9 May

7.15pm – Oh Yes Oh No

9pm – The Conversation

Wed 10 May

7.15pm – Oh Yes Oh No

 9pm – Snowballing

 

Thu 11 May

7.15pm – Oh Yes Oh No

9pm – Snowballing

 

Fri 12 May

7.15pm – Come With Me

9pm – walk pause walk

Sat 13 May

5.30pm – Guide Me O Great Redeemer

7.15pm – Hard C*ck

9pm – walk pause walk

Sun 14 May

4pm & 6pm – Guide Me O Great Redeemer

9pm – walk pause walk

 

Shows in this Festival

Tue 25 Apr, 2017

A fun-filled look at what it’s like to live between cultures – East to West, Australia to the UK - through the eyes of a woman experiencing female sexual dysfunction

Presented by: Jules Orcullo and Robert Awosusi

Tue 25 Apr, 2017

An intimate, outrageous, funny, audience-collaborative show exploring the perils of ‘amour de text’, female desire and trawling for sex

Presented by: MetaPlay

Wed 26 Apr, 2017 to Thu 11 May, 2017

This is a show about asking for what you want, and wondering how to ask for it. It’s also about fucking. And wondering how the fuck to make a show about fucking.

Presented by: Louise Orwin

Wed 26 Apr, 2017

A contemporary satire on female sexuality and the attempts to control it.

Presented by: Clamour Theatre

Thu 27 Apr, 2017 to Sat 29 Apr, 2017

A verbatim show about sex

Presented by: Propolis Theatre

Sat 29 Apr, 2017

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

Presented by: Jane Welsh

Sun 30 Apr, 2017

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

Presented by: Various artists

Mon 1 May, 2017

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

Presented by: Various artists

Tue 2 May, 2017

Videogames. Performance. Boom.

Presented by: Thomas Martin and Pat Ashe

Wed 3 May, 2017

Desperately hilarious and achingly bleak; one performer asks an audience to help him tell the story of five encounters.

Presented by: YESYESNONO

Thu 4 May, 2017 to Sat 6 May, 2017

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: Ethan Mechare

Thu 4 May, 2017

Before 140 characters, there were long, hand-written letters. And a lot of them were proper filthy. Come

Presented by: Rachel Mars and Folk

Fri 5 May, 2017

An audience participation show exploring the relationship between gender and sexuality

Presented by: Pecs: The Drag King Collective

Sat 6 May, 2017

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: Panel discussion

Sat 6 May, 2017

Tammy WhyNot and her special guests will be giving a performance to share Tammy’s exploration into ageing, desire, pleasure and intimacy.

Presented by: Tammy WhyNot

Sun 7 May, 2017

A journey into the weird and wonderful world of sex and relationships, inspired by real-life stories and told through innovative puppetry.

Presented by: Wondering Hands Theatre

Mon 8 May, 2017

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

Presented by: Various artists

Tue 9 May, 2017

An exploration of consent and how we as a society talk about it

Presented by: Lauren Aimee Burch

Wed 10 May, 2017 to Thu 11 May, 2017

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

Presented by: Rebecca Atkinson-Lord and Greg Wohead

Fri 12 May, 2017

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

Presented by: Helen Duff

Fri 12 May, 2017 to Sun 14 May, 2017

A cross between an open rehearsal and an intimate gig.

Presented by: Ponyboy Curtis

Sat 13 May, 2017 to Sun 14 May, 2017

Before he moves back home to get hitched, David is throwing a sex party. And you’re all invited…

Presented by: Paul Haworth & David G. Lees

Sat 13 May, 2017

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: Robert Hesp