Past projects with our community
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, the show used an innovative blend of beatbox, rap, spoken word and dance to take you on a journey through A Day In The Life of the residents of Regents Park.
The show was performed for three sell-out shows at CPT in May 2020 before being shared for 500 guests at the British Museum as part of the Camden Alive launch.
Commissioned by Camden People’s Theatre and Camden Alive. Supported by Regents Place.
Camden Alive is part of the Mayor’s London Borough of Culture and is a Cultural Impact Award winner. London Borough of Culture is a Mayor of London initiative with support from the City of London Corporation’s Charity, City Bridge Trust and Airbnb.
Access the press release for Camden Alive here.
Non contact boxing workshop
In May 2019, inspired by Sean Mahoney’s spoken word performance, When you Hear That Bell that was performed as part of CPT’s The Camden Roar Festival, Camden People’s Theatre offered a Saturday afternoon non-contact boxing workshop for young people. Led by Action Youth Boxing, the group learnt boxing skills and had the opportunity to meet theatre maker Sean Mahoney who will talk about his own experience coming of age in his local boxing club.
Supported by Regent’s Place.
Humans of Regent's Park
Launched as part of CPT’s 25th anniversary festival, The Camden Roar, Humans of Regent’s Park is a permanent exhibition celebrating the people who live and work in our ward.
Over the course of three months, our former Community Engagement Manager, Daniel Fulvio, worked with photographer Angela Christofilou to interview residents and workers in the borough. They captured stories, histories and experiences of our vibrant and diverse ward, creating a display for CPT’s windows.
Created in partnership with Euston Town, supported by Regents place and the HS2 Camden fund.
“I think it’s really great to have this here. To have some recognition with everything going on around us, with HS2 and so on, that actually we are human beings that live here, and we’re human beings that matter." - Participants Feedback
CPT has partnered with Castlehaven Community Centre and Central and Cecil to deliver multiple intergenerational projects alongside the shows in our main programme. Through the project, CPT artists visit each centre, present an abridged performance of their show, followed by a short workshop and discussion about the topics and themes.
Performances delivered to date include:
- Tom Marshman – Kings X Remix Part of The Camden Roar Festival
- The Camden Roar was a three-week festival celebrating the Camden Community as part of CPT’s 25th anniversary celebrations
- Eurotrash – Trigger Warning Part of the Handle With Care Festival
- Jack Britton – Mighty – Part of the Handle With Care Festival
- Handle with Care was our three-week festival interrogating trigger warnings, no-platforming and the culture of the so-called ‘snowflake’.
- Documental Theatre – Hot Flushed – part of the Calm Down, Dear Festival
- Calm Down, Dear is CPT’s annual festival of feminism.
Friday Night Love Poem
Presented by Crossline Theatre, this performance told a trio of poignant coming-of-age stories about virginity, pleasure, and identity as three young women discover sexual empowerment for the first time. This play looked at the challenges girls face when they begin exploring their sexuality in a world fuelled by stigma, bad sex education and internet porn.
The company delivered a workshop at Fitzrovia Youth In Action exploring sex education, peer pressure and bullying.
She Dances at Story Garden
Created as part of the CPT’s Calm Down, Dear festival, we partnered with theatre company Cheap Thrills and the Story Garden to create a new piece of movement with local young girls. Rehearsed and performed at the Story Garden at the British Library, the project stemmed from the research finding that many teenage girls feel inhibited from using public space - which is often meant for sports and as such can feel gendered and able-ist against them.
This workshop ran over three sessions with a public presentation on the final session and aimed to build confidence amongst the participants to express themselves in public spaces, and to be empowered to change the landscapes that feel unwelcoming.
Created as part of CPT's 25th anniversary celebrations, Human Jam was an in-house production, co-created and directed by our artistic director Brian Logan, which explored the impact of HS2 on our local community.
The show was created in collaboration with a community choir, put together by CPT and made up of local residents and traders. The choir members participated in a series of singing and protest song-writing workshops, before rehearsing and performing in the show throughout its three-week run as the headline show in The Camden Roar Festival.
"Welcoming, inclusive, creative and life-affirming. I have learnt a lot myself in so many ways that will seep into all parts of my life. My self-confidence has massively increased" - participant feedback
“It is no exaggeration to say that we feel like Camden residents and share in their anger, upset and frustration. More than that though, we leave with the rare sense of a shared experience of human unity” – The Upcoming