Summer Season 2021

You’ve waited so long to see theatre again, at CPT and elsewhere. You’ve missed it, and can’t wait to get back to it. So: it’d better be good.

It’s good.

Come join us for our suck-it-and-see summer season: eight weeks of absolutely banging theatre and performance, in a new building and in a new post-pandemic (we hope…) world. We are ecstatic to welcome you back, and can promise you sensational entertainment, from CPT favourites like In Bed With My Brother and Will Dickie, and blazing newcomers like Georgie Jones, Rhys Hollis and MisSa Blue.

We’ve got music about mortality and dancing about privilege. We’ve got drag kings, sword swallowers and Greek myths queered. And we’ve got the UK’s pre-eminent festival of feminism, Calm Down, Dear, featuring three weeks of in-yer-face, anti-sexist performance.

Come join us. We can promise you a warm (Covid-secure!) welcome and all the thrills that come when a season’s worth of stellar artists, reined in for fifteen months, are finally unleashed.

Shows in this Festival

Tue 15 Jun, 2021 to Thu 17 Jun, 2021

Presented by: Will Dickie

A lo-fi solo symphony of relentless movement and words, about being a white son. A sun of power and privilege. A son of divorce and addiction.

Tickets £12 (£10 concession)

Thu 17 Jun, 2021 to Sat 19 Jun, 2021

Presented by: In Bed With My Brother

As per government advice, we’ve retrained. We’ve spent the last year developing some skills. We’ve shaken hands with Rishi Sunak and promised him we’d show all you thespians how much more employable we are now.

Tickets £12 (£10 concession)

Fri 18 Jun, 2021 to Sat 19 Jun, 2021

Presented by: Rhys Hollis

What makes up the Pieces of Rhys? Demons and monsters; Sexuality and fierceness; terrified of his blackness. The bad-bitch drag queen. Snatching crowns. Spitting fire over the mic.

Tickets £8 (work-in-progress)

Tue 22 Jun, 2021 to Wed 23 Jun, 2021

Presented by: Prickly Pear Productions

This show explores 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)

Thu 24 Jun, 2021 to Fri 25 Jun, 2021

Presented by: Luis Amália

Tonight you can become whoever you always wanted to be. A journey through personal experiences of a queer non-binary body, the Floor final in the women’s gymnastics at Sydney Olympics and the desire to be actress Ingrid Bergman.

Tickets £12 (£10 concession)

Fri 25 Jun, 2021 to Sat 26 Jun, 2021

Presented by: Adam Lenson

Merging gig, memoir and lecture But What If You Die? is a solo show by Adam Lenson about cancer, parallel universes, time, and learning to live better.

Tickets £8 (work-in-progress)

Sat 26 Jun, 2021 to Sun 27 Jun, 2021

Presented by: Katie O'Brien

Katie O’Brien presents a fresh take on addiction and recovery in this hilarious and provocative one-woman show that challenges perceptions of recovery, mental health and the journey of self-discovery.

Tickets £12 (£10 concession)

Sun 4 Jul, 2021

Presented by: Various Artists

A showcase of the work created and developed by artists on our trailblazing Starting Blocks scheme.

Tickets £12 (£10 concession)

Tue 20 Jul, 2021 to Wed 21 Jul, 2021

Presented by: Alan and Ron

Alan and Ron are sweaty. The heat is rising in their studio and the milk is off. But life goes on, right? A clown show about climate change, Hawaiian shirts, and a plant called Carol

Tickets £12 (£10 concession)

Thu 22 Jul, 2021 to Sat 24 Jul, 2021

Presented by: MisSa Blue

MisSa was born in Germany to be the unpopular black sheep, slowly morphing into a resentful underdog, only to rise like a phoenix while changing the world around her.

Tickets £8 (work-in-progress)

Fri 23 Jul, 2021 to Sat 24 Jul, 2021

Presented by: Unshaded Arts

Once a statement is made online, it can seldom be taken back. What if you had the opportunity to confront your trolls in the flesh? And who’s to say you’re not the troll?

Tickets £12 (£10 concession)

Tue 27 Jul, 2021 to Sat 31 Jul, 2021

Presented by: Hannah Greenstreet and Charlotte Vickers

What happens when you get stuck between a myth and a hard place? Hannah Greenstreet reimagines a lost play, constellating ancient fragments with a modern queer love story.

Tickets £12 (£10 concession)

Fri 30 Jul, 2021 to Sat 31 Jul, 2021

Presented by: Paul Cree

A humorous and introspective journey through one man's low-wage employment history, searching for meaning in it all

Tickets £8 (work-in-progress)