The Shape Of Things To Come

Tue 21 Nov – Sat 1 Dec

For two weeks in November, we’ve cleared our stage to make way for the most exciting – and hottest-off-the-press – new projects from CPT’s favourite artists.

These shows aren’t finished; some are being shown to an audience for the first time. In every instance, the artists need YOU – to help with the development of their shows, to share your thoughts on what works and why. What we promise in return is creative boldness, a spirit of adventure, and a fresh take on (for example) political engagement, the cost of love, security in the age of terror – and sex talk. Something for everyone, then.

All shows £8, or two shows for £12. Simply add them to your basket, and we’ll do the rest!


Mon 20 NovTue 21 Nov Wed 22 Nov Thu 23 Nov Fri 24 NovSat 25 NovSun 26 Nov
No shows7.15pm7.15pm7.15pm7.15pm7.30pm7.30pm
Adventures in Black and White by Double TroubleAdventures in Black and White by Double TroubleNone of the Above by Luca RutherfordNone of the Above by Luca RutherfordBig BangBig Bang
Love Songs by Alissa CooperA Clown Show About Rain by Silent FacesDogmatic by Jamal GeraldThe Ex Boyfriend Yard Sale by Haley McGee
Mon 27 NovTue 28 NovWed 29 NovThu 30 NovFri 1 Dec Sat 2 Dec Sun 3 Dec
7.30pm7.15pm7.15pm7.15pm7.15pm7.15pmNo shows
LIVE by Barrel OrganThe Drill by BreachThis Is Just Who I Am by Miranda PragJoey S/He by GobscureJoey S/He by GobscurePillow Talk by Ruby Lawrence
Sisu by The End and The Beginning TheatreConquest by Pear-ShapedPixel Tears by Grace LambertThe Ex Boyfriend Yard Sale by Haley McGeeFlog by ThisEgg


Shows in this Festival

Tue 21 Nov, 2017 to Wed 22 Nov, 2017

A journey through displacement and its consequences, using song, live and recorded music, physical theatre, film, and mischief

Presented by: Double Trouble

Tue 21 Nov, 2017

A one-woman show exploring the coming-of-age journey of a slightly obsessive romantic with psychological tendencies

Presented by: Alissa AJY Cooper

Wed 22 Nov, 2017

It makes sense to take an umbrella out when it’s raining, but mental health is much harder to understand than the weather.

Presented by: Silent Faces

Thu 23 Nov, 2017 to Fri 24 Nov, 2017

Luca’s confused, overwhelmed and feels stupid about politics. So, she’s throwing a party. A political party.

Presented by: Luca Rutherford

Thu 23 Nov, 2017

An interactive performance focusing on the way we talk about racial and gender inequality

Presented by: Jamal Gerald

Fri 24 Nov, 2017 to Fri 1 Dec, 2017

A hilarious and daring show about the cost of love… or what love costs us.

Presented by: Haley McGee

Sat 25 Nov, 2017 to Sun 26 Nov, 2017

Our signature night of scratch performances returns for two eclectic events as part of The Shape of Things to Come festival.

Presented by: Various artists

Mon 27 Nov, 2017

A scratch night taking for experimental and non-traditional work that plays with the ‘liveness’ of theatre.

Presented by: Barrel Organ

Tue 28 Nov, 2017

An investigation into rehearsals for the future – through safety drills and emergency response training.

Presented by: Breach

Tue 28 Nov, 2017

A creative project by London-based theatre-makers from Finland and Colombia exploring explores the limits of language in cross-cultural human communication

Presented by: The End and the Beginning Theatre

Wed 29 Nov, 2017

A show about identity, authenticity and the murky area between the two

Presented by: Miranda Prag

Wed 29 Nov, 2017

An exploration into the minefield of ethical sexual relations.

Presented by: Pear-Shaped

Thu 30 Nov, 2017

A fun and accessible workshop during which you will think about language and create a DIY magazine

Presented by: Sean Burn

Thu 30 Nov, 2017 to Fri 1 Dec, 2017

A high-octane monologue about multiple possibilities for survival, exploring the reclamation of the derogatory term 'joey'

Presented by: gobscure

Thu 30 Nov, 2017

A one-woman show exploring her post-breakup emotional landscape

Presented by: Grace Lambert

Sat 2 Dec, 2017

A performance piece shedding light on the male commentary that accompanies sexual intimacy and relationships, and playfully celebrating womanhood.

Presented by: Ruby Lawrence

Sat 2 Dec, 2017

Flog explores communication and language and whether our progression in technology is really a regression as a species.

Presented by: ThisEgg