Spring Season 2020

A new decade dawns… and a new season of electrifying shows at CPT. There’s nowhere else in central London you’ll see kick-ass performance like this, from the boldest new theatre talents in the land.

There is, we’re happy to report, no shortage of 2020 vision. Our jampacked late-January features Chloe Florence’s “frighteningly cool” Smoke Weed Eat Pussy Everyday plus blistering work from Artistic Rebellion, Sh!ts!ck and more. (Click here to view the full January line-up.)

In March, we’ve got a banging Sprint festival – our annual cavalcade of the best and brightest shows from artists at the very start of their careers.

Then from April onwards, our Hit for Six strand showcases major new shows from the UK’s most exciting theatre-makers – among them CPT favourites HighRise, Amelia (BULLISH) Stubberfield, House of Blakewell, and a queer makeover for a classical legend with Hannah Greenstreet and Charlotte Vickers’ thrillingly alive Andromeda.

Beyond our walls, Beats and Elements and residents of the Regents Park estate launch their all-new project for the borough’s celebratory cultural programme Camden Alive. And watch this space for ‘Calm Down, Dear: the Camden Takeover’, as the 2020 edition of our epic feminist festival makes NW1 its own…

We hope you’ll join us this spring as we launch the decade in swaggering style.

Spring 2020 ticket offers:

Early Bird: book before midnight on Tuesday 24 December for tickets at just £7.50 – hurry, this offer is limited! (Valid on all Spring 2020 shows from 2 February onwards.)

Season pass: book 3 or more shows as part of the festival and receive a 10% discount or 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! (Only one offer can be redeemed at a time.)

Shows in this Festival

Tue 28 Jan, 2020 to Wed 29 Jan, 2020

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.

Tickets £8 (work-in-progress)

Tue 28 Jan, 2020 to Wed 29 Jan, 2020

Presented by: The Same, But Different

Once you were a hero, the protagonist of an epic drama. You knew your act and you knew your role. Until, one day, the story stopped. making. sense...

Tickets £12/£10 (concession)

Thu 30 Jan, 2020 to Sat 1 Feb, 2020

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.

Tickets £12/£10 (concession)

Thu 30 Jan, 2020 to Sat 1 Feb, 2020

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!

Tickets £12/£10 (concession)

Sun 2 Feb, 2020 to Sun 3 May, 2020

Presented by: Glyn Maxwell & Hannah Maxwell

A weekly podcast, a quiz show, a surreal flight of fancy, BEST DAY EVER is the perfect antidote to whatever this country’s ON…

Tickets £10

Sun 9 Feb, 2020 to Mon 10 Feb, 2020

Presented by: Camden Youth Theatre

With everything from recollections of being arrested to choosing to eat all of your advent calendar chocolates in one day, join CYT as they interrogate and explore the need for small and big acts of rebellion

Tickets £8/£5 (conc.) Free for U19s

Wed 19 Feb, 2020

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.

Tickets £5

Tue 25 Feb, 2020 to Wed 26 Feb, 2020

Presented by: Improbable Dolls/Nataly Lebouleux

An experimental reworking of Paper Thin, Lebouleux’s award-winning animated film, this piece uses an innovative cross-art language and style to explore conversion therapy and gay exorcisms

Tickets £12/£10 (concession)

Thu 27 Feb, 2020 to Sat 29 Feb, 2020

Presented by: Nathan Powell and 20 Stories High

A new play about goals, brotherhood and the football academy system. Kyle, Liam and Hakeem dream of football, fame and fortune... Now the Premier League is at their fingertips

Tickets £12/£10 (concession)

Thu 27 Feb, 2020 to Sat 29 Feb, 2020

Presented by: Stumble Trip Theatre

Welcome to the Cabaret... You're invited to the fancy, farcical and frivolous world of Frills and Spills. 'An hour of excellently timed, infectiously funny, joyous clowning'. (A Younger Theatre)

Tickets £12/£10 (concession)

Sun 1 Mar, 2020 to Mon 2 Mar, 2020

Presented by: Beats & Elements and Remix Dance

A Day In The Life, is a collaboration between hip-hop theatre company Beats & Elements and Remix Dance. Created and performed by a community cast of 30, 6-16 year olds.

Tickets £5

Tue 31 Mar, 2020 to Thu 2 Apr, 2020

Presented by: Vanessa Macaulay

Made Not Born is my personal story of growing up in Hertfordshire, trying to fit in. From Swan Lake to the Spice Girls via a bodybuilder mother, Made Not Born is a search for belonging.

Tickets £12/£10 (concession)

Fri 3 Apr, 2020 to Sat 4 Apr, 2020

Presented by: Prickly Pear Productions

The immigrant experience through the perspective of five young women dealing with their move to a new country, city, house and navigating through the current social climate.

Tickets £12/£10 (concession)

Tue 7 Apr, 2020 to Wed 8 Apr, 2020

Presented by: Vijay Patel

Pull the Trigger is a show set in an Indian corner shop. Here Vijay Patel explores his own queer discovery whilst surrounded by family conflicts and the Ugandan-Asian shop-keeping legacy.

Tickets £12/£10 (concession)

Thu 9 Apr, 2020 to Sat 11 Apr, 2020

Presented by: HISSYFIT

Best friends Sophia and Charlie are losing their virginity. It’s happening. They’re doing it. No, really. They can prove it right now. They’ll see you at The Clinic.

Tickets £12/£10 (concession)

Tue 14 Apr, 2020 to Thu 16 Apr, 2020

Presented by: Vincent Gambini

The world is in turmoil. Can magic tricks provide much-needed solace for these difficult times? Critically acclaimed magician Vincent Gambini conjures a show of disillusions, dreams within dreams, and theatrical artifice

Tickets £12/£10 (concession)

Fri 17 Apr, 2020 to Sat 18 Apr, 2020

Presented by: Kill The Cat

A unique game based experience tackling eco-anxiety and humanity’s inaction. Enter the casino and roll the dice as the planet collapses.

Tickets £12/£10 (concession)

until Sun 31 May, 2020

Presented by: Do Not Adjust Your Stage

Comedy inspired by expert guest speakers. Award-winning improvised troupe Do Not Adjust Your Stage revive their sell-out hit, The Wunderkammer, creating a comedy show inspired by TED-style talks.

Tickets £12/£10 (concession)

Tue 21 Apr, 2020 to Wed 22 Apr, 2020

Presented by: Paul Cree

A humorous and introspective journey through one man's low-wage employment history. A mix of storytelling, rap, live-looping and beatbox from one-half of CPT favourites Beats & Elements

Tickets £8 (work-in-progress)

Thu 23 Apr, 2020 to Sat 25 Apr, 2020

Presented by: Edith Tankus

An intimate and absurd one-person exploration of motherhood, exile and transformation.  Part storytelling, part standup, part myth, it asks the question: How does an urban Canadian raising children in rural Kent, with declining parents back home, learn the codes of survival?

Tickets £12/£10 (concession)

Tue 28 Apr, 2020 to Wed 29 Apr, 2020

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?

Tickets £12/£10 (concession)

Thu 30 Apr, 2020 to Sat 2 May, 2020

Presented by: Steven Vevers-Webb and D-Live! Theatre

A brand new series of monologues/dialogues/short scenes exploring Deaf world perspective in languages, Deaf images, discriminations and experiences

Tickets £12/£10 (concession)

Tue 5 May, 2020 to Thu 7 May, 2020

Presented by: Joseph Morgan Schofield

A new queer myth, charged with eroticism, possibility and violence. This poetic performance art work considers queer desires for futurity

Tickets £12/£10 (concession)

Fri 8 May, 2020 to Sat 9 May, 2020

Presented by: Roshi Nasehi

Roshi Nasehi’s encounters with bigotry have shown her that while racism is no laughing matter, it is risible. Through storytelling and music, she recounts her experiences, which have often been as funny as they are awful.

Tickets £12/£10 (concession)