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    Welcome to the spring season at CPT. This season features our annual festival of innovative theatre, Sprint, and some great performances by Theatre State (Say Yes to Tess), Adam Lenson (But What If You Die?) and Luis Amalia (Stigma). 

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    The Ant Experiment & Some Things

    Mon 16 May at 7.15pm
    The Project x Noise festival showcases the work of emerging theatre artists from the Middlesex University's degree programmes in Theatre Performance and Theatre Design. Two newly formed theatre companies with diverse team members will explore current relevant topics and the theme of noise.

    The Ballad Of Adulthood

    Tue 17 & Wed 18 May at 7.15pm
    If only we could go back to clunking around in mums high heels. This is a battle cry of what it means to be young, naïve and unprepared for life.
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    No More Mr Nice Guy - Yellowbelly Photography

    No More Mr Nice Guy

    Tue 17 - Thu 19 May at 9pm & Fri 20 - Sat 21 at 7.15pm
    Keloughn is a secondary school teacher caught in a love cube: his aspiration for senior leadership; his passion for music, and his fiancé, Carmelle. When his worlds collide he finds himself desperately clinging to his sanity whilst life unravels. Something has to give, but at what cost?
    Potatohead - Sophie Jouvenaar
    Freddie Hayes presents

    Potatohead

    Fri 20 - Sat 21 May at 9pm
    Potatohead is a starch raving mad adaptation of Doctor Faustus and the Seven Deadly Sins... with puppets. An original piece of new writing by puppeteer and performer Freddie Hayes, directed by Shit Theatre.
    Constellations - David Wilson Clarke
    Sian Goldby presents

    Constellations

    Sat 21 May at 4pm, 5.30pm, 7pm & 8.30pm
    An intimate performance exploring landscapes of memory and humanity’s relationship with the earth. Constellations re-imagines the performance space in miniature, and is designed for small audiences of up to 6 people.
    George - Christa Holka
    Tom Adams presents

    George

    Mon 23 May - Tue 21 June on demand
    George is a 30 minute audio experience with songs. Inspired by Tom’s memories as a young boy, George tells the story of a guide dog on the brink of retirement.
    Max Velocity Takes Up Space - Roger Bennett
    Carla Keen presents

    Max Velocity Takes Up Space

    Tue 24 May at 7.15pm
    Max Velocity is a one-man interactive, intergalactic planetary comedy experience. It may include the following: mullet-based humour, non-mullet-based music, and Max’s unconventional approach to astronaut training.
    @theDISCO - George Moore
    CLUNK presents

    @theDISCO

    Tue 24 May at 9pm
    A full moon disco with homemade costumes, ridiculous dances, a loop pedal, flash photography, a surprisingly life-like seagull impression and a big fat middle finger to the patriarchy.
    Hopelessly Devoted - Layla Sailor
    Jenny Gaskell presents

    Hopelessly Devoted

    Tue 24 May - Sat 11 Jun
    Inspired by the time Jenny developed a hot and heavy crush on her universal credit consultant, Hopelessly Devoted is a quest to find connection against a backdrop of suspicion, isolation and a pervasive culture of rape.
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    You're Needy (sounds frustrating) - Hannah McAteer
    tasteinyourmouth presents

    You're Needy (sounds frustrating)

    Tue 24 - Thu 26 May at 2pm, 4pm, 6.30pm & 8.30pm
    goo:ga - Claire Nolan
    Hannah Ballou presents

    goo:ga

    Tue 24 May - Sat 11 June on demand
    Raunchy feminist comedy from a very pregnant Hannah Ballou, who finds out her baby has much bigger problems than the binary gender paradigm.
    Cheer Up Love (it might never happen) #1 - Courtesy of the artists

    Cheer Up Love (it might never happen) #1

    Wed 25 May at 7.15pm
    MANdemonium -  Lyla Johnston

    MANdemonium

    Thu 26 May at 7.15pm
    Join The Family Jewels for a disarmingly sexy exploration of gendered power. A drag cabaret set in 3020, MANdemonium charts the heady glory days and spectacular decline of planet Earth’s men.
    Drink Your Pink: Film Screening - Diana Vucane

    Drink Your Pink: Film Screening

    Thu 26 May at 9pm
    Trapped in a tower in a world of pink, a YouTuber princess does everything she is told: drinks pink, sleeps, wakes up, hair, make-up, makes content, repeats. Until…
    GUSH - Will Armstrong
    Abby Russell presents

    GUSH

    Fri 27 May at 7.15pm
    The FRONTBUMS dance-collective showcase their latest, most-good, pussy-busting movements! 93% of the population have vaginas and only 6% can dance (1% other). The FRONTBUMS are here to mix things up! Conceptual.
    Shall we just retire to the lake? - Stephen Wright
    Ruby Portus presents

    Shall we just retire to the lake?

    Fri 27 May at 9pm
    For vous tonight, and only pour you! Two women… One stage… Sparkling dirty sh*t… And why would we care?! Welcome to the cabaret fantastique des deux women…
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    Mummy Vs. - Erin Doherty

    Mummy Vs.

    Sat 28 May - Sun 29 May at 7.15pm
    Who would win in a battle between Instagram and the NHS? Can a working Mum fight off the patriarchy armed only with wine and self belief?
    It Will All End in Tears: Writing Rage with Sticky Fingers Publishing -
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    It Will All End in Tears: Writing Rage with Sticky Fingers Publishing

    Sat 28 May at 3pm
    Discussing texts such as Audre Lorde’s the Uses of Anger, Pilot Press’s A Queer Anthology of Rage, and Johanna Hedva’s Sick Woman Theory, we will think and write through what pisses us off.
    WIP It Real Good #1 - Jessie's Whimsical Photography

    WIP It Real Good #1

    Mon 30 May at 7.15pm
    WIP It Real Good is a jam packed night of work-in-progress performances. From theatre to cabaret, comedy to live art, we have handpicked some of the most interesting artists on the block creating new work that has never yet been seen. Join us for an evening of freshly half-baked delicacies. The outer shells may well be crisp but the interior is definitely still squidgy. Come ready to witness the unfinished.
    I Love You, But F*ck Off - Photo by Ben Rose, Design by Lila Bernstein Newman

    I Love You, But F*ck Off

    Tue 31 May at 9pm
    Mum and daughter duo attempt to untangle themselves from one another and retrace the events that defined them without ending up in a close spoon or physical fight.
    Bad Jokes about Men  - Elise Gilbert
    Elise Gilbert presents

    Bad Jokes about Men

    Tue 31 May - Wed 1 Jun at 7.15pm
    Bad jokes, dad jokes, tragically sad jokes…so why is everyone laughing? In this beautifully chaotic production, Elise journals her way into the realisation that it was not ‘just a joke.’
    I Don't Know Why I'm Crying - Maude
    Maude presents

    I Don't Know Why I'm Crying

    Wed 1 Jun - Thu 2 Jun at 9pm
    Two absurdist historians follow Ate Bush, a lost drag queen lip syncing through the pandemic-stricken city in a camp satire combining film, sci-fi, and a killer Kate Bush catalogue.
    Curfew - Daz Scott
    Calico presents

    Curfew

    Thu 2 Jun at 7.15pm
    Curfew is a multi-disciplinary performance piece blending dance, theatre, drag and film, to explore the sad, frightening, funny, and hopeful verbatim experiences of women and non-binary people in public spaces at night.
    HEXENHAMMER - Hughie Stanley
    Secretariat presents

    HEXENHAMMER

    Fri 3 Jun - Sat 4 Jun at 7.15pm
    1487, Germany. Heinrich and Jacob are monks, bestselling authors and witch-hunters. They're also incels and sometimes they're Jordan B Peterson. HEXENHAMMER. An evil and medieval double-act about monks, misogyny and the manosphere.
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    Christ Alive! - Adam Brennan
    Chloe Borthwick presents

    Christ Alive!

    Fri 3 Jun at 9pm
    An unforgettable encounter with the son of God. Neither he nor we know why he is here. What miracles will be bestowed upon this audience? Crazy holy good.
    Siân Docksey: Work-In-Polegress - Millie Robson
    Siân Docksey presents

    Siân Docksey: Work-In-Polegress

    Sat 4 Jun at 9pm
    Can pole dancing be funny? Mostly for tax reasons, BBC New Comedy Award nominee Siân Docksey tries to find out.
    WIP It Real Good #2 - Alysha Nelson

    WIP It Real Good #2

    Mon Jun 6 at 7.15pm
    WIP It Real Good is a jam packed night of work-in-progress performances. From theatre to cabaret, comedy to live art, we have handpicked some of the most interesting artists on the block creating new work that has never yet been seen. Join us for an evening of freshly half-baked delicacies. The outer shells may well be crisp but the interior is definitely still squidgy. Come ready to witness the unfinished.
    Bird Hut Sperm Bank - Gani Naylor
    Louise Ashcroft presents

    Bird Hut Sperm Bank

    Tue 7 Jun at 7.15pm
    Louise Ashcroft builds a DIY sperm bank outside her home, using an old bird hut, to reflect on who gets to have kids, who doesn't, and how to reinvent family.
    Blood, Sweat and Vaginas - Marlene Macarno
    Paula David presents

    Blood, Sweat and Vaginas

    Tue 7 Jun at 9pm
    Carolann’s awakening is sudden and all consuming. She stumbles out of her super woman bubble to discover her sexuality is fluid, soul music is the language of her soul and menopause has definitely arrived.
    Cheer Up Love (it might never happen) #2 - Alex Powell Photography

    Cheer Up Love (it might never happen) #2

    Wed 8 Jun at 7.15pm
    Cheer Up Love (it might never happen) is an evening of live art and dance about identity, gender, sexuality, rage and revolution. A mini festival within the festival, see a variety of boundary pushing works in one evening. Messy, chaotic and visceral, these avant garde artists are reimagining the way we look at performance. Expect the unexpected.
    PAST LIFE - Rhian Jennings

    PAST LIFE

    Thu 9 Jun at 7pm
    Past Life uses multi-sensory storytelling to provoke a dynamic and hard-hitting play which has you laughing and crying and questioning the world we live in. Past Life is a one person show that questions the normalisation of sexual assault in relationships, using soundscapes, projectors, creative captioning and audio descriptive language to create a new and vibrant way of making accessible theatre.
    HOLE - Ellen Petre
    Holly Spillar presents

    HOLE

    Thu 9 Jun at 9pm
    “Hi, I’m HOLE and I’m IMPENETRABLE!” Join HOLE in Holly Spillar’s surreal, musical comedy about vaginismus, NHS gifted dildos and what it means to be whole.
    Heartburn - Andrzej Majos

    Heartburn

    Fri 10 - Sat 11 Jun at 7.15pm
    Two women talk about childbirth, sing about violence and dance about menopause. Everywhere they look things are still not equal and maybe they never will be.
    A Museum for Dead Instincts - Absolutely Photo
    Clout Theatre presents

    A Museum for Dead Instincts

    Fri 10 - Sat 11 Jun at 9pm
    A horny one-woman show about hormones, myths around women’s sexuality and gender biases in scientific research. This work-in-progress dives into the nitty-gritty of such themes as sexual tension & power dynamics.
    Stigma - Luis Amália, Oscar Nao, Manel Ortega, Luis Kevin Paraíso
    Luis Amália presents

    Stigma

    Wed 15 - Sat 18 Jun at 9pm
    A queer kid, a horny mascot, a hairy body in a sauna, a gymnast performing at the Olympics, a Hollywood legend. Luis Amália has one hour to perform them all.
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    The UnRealities of Love  - Holly Revell
    Am Stubberfield presents

    The UnRealities of Love

    Fri 17 - Sat 18 Jun at 7.15pm
    Ever thought about what you’d order at the First Dates restaurant or scrolled through Insta posts declaring undying love? UnReAlities takes you on a whirlwind romance through a queer lens, exploring how we connect in a world full of multiple 'realities'.
    Tolstoy Tried to Kill my Girlfriend - Ezra Harker-Shaw

    Tolstoy Tried to Kill my Girlfriend

    Thu 21 - Sun 26 Jun at 7.15pm (Sat 26 Jun at 2pm)
    Pajoda T.C. presents Tolstoy Tried to Kill My Girlfriend by Ezra Harker-Shaw, an exciting play by an exciting new writer.

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