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    Adam Lenson presents

    But What If You Die?

    Sat 30 Jan
    Tickets £5
    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.
    Content Notice
    Content NoticeThis show contains themes of illness and mortality.

    In March 2019 you are diagnosed with cancer. It starts from one tiny mole on your back
    On day 7 you have 3 hours of scans to see if it might have spread to other parts of your body
    On day 28 you have surgery to remove some infected lymph nodes
    On day 62 you begin a year-long course of chemotherapy tablets
    On day minus 4,265 you sit in the office of your director of studies at university and tell him you want to change courses. You don’t want to study medicine any more
    On day 42 the oncologist asks why you know so much about cancer. You tell him you were nearly a doctor

    Merging gig, memoir and lecture But What If You Die? is a solo show about what you learn when you're faced with your mortality just when it feels like you’re getting started.

    The first solo show by Adam Lenson, developed as part of Camden People’s Theatre Starting Blocks Residency, moves from Fleetwood Mac to Tetris, from lecture halls to CT scanners, through parallel universes and back and forward in time, all while asking: why are we here and how can we live more meaningfully?

    This work in progress sharing will be livestreamed from Adam’s flat in London and hosted on Zoom.

    “British theatre would be completely stymied without tiny, under-resourced venues such as CPT, which are a critical part of the theatre ecology.”

    Lyn Gardner Stagedoor