No Direction Home

23 October – 11 November 2018

What does it mean to be an exile – or a descendant of exiles? To whom do we owe refuge, and how do we best provide it? Who gets to feel at home in Britain in 2018 – and who doesn’t?

This autumn, CPT presents ­­­­a new festival exploring displacement, migration and refuge. Ranging from the de-funding of women’s refuges to the ongoing migrant crisis and beyond, this three-week event features workshops, discussions and electrifying new theatre from the brightest and boldest of UK and international artists.

Why not make the most of our offers?

Early bird: book before midnight on Fri 27 July for tickets at just £7.50 (hurry, this offer is limited!)

Season pass: book 3 or more shows as part of our Autumn Season and receive a 10% discount. Book 5 or more and receive a 20% discount! (Offer only valid on full price and concession tickets and must be booked at the same time.)

Double bill: book tickets for two different shows on the same night for just £16!


Shows in this Festival

Tue 23 Oct, 2018 to Wed 24 Oct, 2018

Presented by: MECHANIMAL

Zugunruhe (zoo-gun-rue) explores the incredible flight of a marsh warbler, the only bird whose song echoes its migration route. Body-compasses, magnetic fields, African sunsets, star-chasing... a wild look at migration.

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Tue 23 Oct, 2018

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.

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Wed 24 Oct, 2018 to Fri 26 Oct, 2018

Presented by: Double Trouble

Is there only one version of what happened: of the departure, the journey, the arrival? Decades later, two people pick through the debris, piecing together a new version of the same story.

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Thu 25 Oct, 2018

Presented by: Lindy Nsingo

Zambian born, London based choreographer Lindy Nsingo presents Belong. Using voice recordings from her family and traditional Zambian song, join Lindy for an evening of dance, informed by ideas of migration & refuge.

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Fri 26 Oct, 2018 to Sun 28 Oct, 2018

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.

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Sat 27 Oct, 2018

Presented by: Two Destination Language

A story of love, breaking free and Europe, from multi-award-winning Two Destination Language.

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Sun 28 Oct, 2018

Presented by: Art Lingual UK

Has ‘immigrant’ become a dirty word? Art Lingual presents a devised, verbatim theatre piece that asks the hard...and soft questions about Brexit, immigration, and where we belong in the world.

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Mon 29 Oct, 2018

Presented by: Various Artists

An explosive nights of work-in-progress exploring the themes of the festival. Full line-up to be announced soon. Part of No Direction Home festival.

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Tue 30 Oct, 2018

Presented by: NotNow Collective

Join NotNow Collective in making and breaking pepper biscuits and family traditions. We follow a traditional Croatian recipe dating from the Renaissance, whilst treating you to a spicy-sweet story, and keeping an eye on the oven.

Tickets £8 work-in-progress

Tue 30 Oct, 2018 to Wed 31 Oct, 2018

Presented by: Jonathon

Mixing documentation, story-telling and an anarchic approach to performance: a solo show about a man travelling from Oxford to Istanbul dressed as a hobbit

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Wed 31 Oct, 2018

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.

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Thu 1 Nov, 2018

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.

Tickets Pay what you can

Fri 2 Nov, 2018

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.

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Fri 2 Nov, 2018

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.

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Sat 3 Nov, 2018

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.

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Sat 3 Nov, 2018

Presented by: The Cocoa Butter Club

The Cocoa Butter Club celebrates performers of colour and their stories. Wrapped Burlesque, live music, drag, we are turning the heat up and inviting you to join a movement of culture, history and empowerment.

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Sun 4 Nov, 2018

Presented by: Presented by CPT & Counterpoint Arts

A unique night of standup comedy performed by people from refugee backgrounds

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Mon 5 Nov, 2018

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. 

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Mon 5 Nov, 2018 to Wed 7 Nov, 2018

Presented by: Winnie Imara and Tamsin Newlands

One room - Ana and Joud are waiting. Thing is they don't know how long they're waiting for. How will they survive a system rigged against them? And what sacrifices will be made.

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Tue 6 Nov, 2018 to Sat 10 Nov, 2018

Presented by: Cash Carraway

A semi autobiographical show about the media portrayal of working class women, government cuts to domestic violence services and life in a women’s refuge. Written and performed by Cash Carraway.

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Fri 9 Nov, 2018 to Sun 11 Nov, 2018

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.

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Sun 11 Nov, 2018

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.

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)