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    Big Bang: CPT Seed Commissions

    Mon 11 Sep at 6pm and 7.15pm
    Tickets £2 - £10
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    Join us for a special Seed Commissioned Artist edition of CPT’s Big Bang scratch night: an explosion of performance from which new universes of theatre may one day emerge.
    Content Notice
    Running Time 6pm show (20 mins), 7.15pm show (80 mins)
    Wheelchair Accessible
    Wheelchair Accessible
    Assistance dogs welcome
    Assistance dogs welcome
    Content Notice
    Content NoticeThemes of displacement, strong language and themes of racism, suicide, and bodyshaming. Personal experiences of health struggles, reference to police shooting, sexual references, references to bombings.
    Health Notice
    Health NoticeFlashing Lights, Loud Noises, Food / Drinks consumed by performers, Food / Drinks given to audience members, Cooking onstage,

    Big Bang is CPT’s regular scratch night: an explosion of performance from which new universes of theatre may one day emerge. These jam-packed platforms are highlights of any CPT season: the place to see wild and wonderful new projects take their first steps.This month's event features artists from our Seed Commission scheme. 

    Each bill features three or four artists or companies performing 15-20 minutes of fresh-from-the-rehearsal-room work-in-development. They’re doing so because they want to know what works and what doesn’t, and they’d love you to tell them. So please join us for – and share your thoughts on – these exclusive previews of tomorrow’s most exciting theatre, today…

    Performed at 6pm in the Basement (running time approx 20mins):

    The How Are You Project  

    How do we constantly navigate the many versions of response that there are, or what version we want to give, or the different versions that people want to hear?
    A headphone verbatim project that interrogates the question of "how are you?" for people with non-visible disabilities. Created by over a hundred voices from The How Are You Project community.

    The How Are You Project is a relaxed performance. There will be some soft seating available (bean bags) - please get in touch with us on foh@cptheatre.co.uk to reserve as this is limited. 

    Performed at 7.15pm in the Theatre (running time approx 1 hours 20 mins including interval):

    For the Love of Spam by Sierra Sevilla

    A one-woman comedic stand-up, participatory, and multisensory show dedicated to two things: Spam and Indigenous rights. We'll find out how this (delicious) canned meat symbolizes modern day colonialism, and threatens the very livelihood of a whole civilization. Can this formerly catholic, angry and god-fearing woman help educate (and feed) the masses, all while 'liberating' her island?

    The Fight Well Project by Corinne Walker

    Ella is a black woman. Ella has just bought a new game. Follow her quest through the Fight Well Project. Will she reach the end? And just what is at stake for her?

    Written and performed by Corinne Walker
    Sound design by NikNak
    Dramaturgy by Alix Harris

    Unattended Objects by Maghsood Salehi 

    A solo multimedia performance exploring migration and the idea of return. Maghsood Salehi draws on his experience as a journalist in exile to explore the possibilities of return.

    Writer and Performer: Maghsood Salehi 
    Director: Charlotte Slater 
    Video artist: Arash Ashtiani

    (With thanks to Alice Castle for helping with translation)

    “Keep up the good work producing cutting-edge theatre for everyone in London”

    Councillor Jonathan Simpson, 29 January 2018