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    Starting Blocks Showcase 2022 (Extra release)

    Sat 26 Mar at 7pm
    Tickets £8
    Extra ticket realse for Chris Yarnell, Jack Boal, Eden Jun & Meg Hodgsons sharings
    Content Notice
    Running Time 120 minutes
    Content Notice
    Content NoticeRacial oppression, nudity, violence, death, illness, suicide
    Health Notice
    Health NoticeLoud noises, flashing lights, haze, live flames, fog, smoke, food

    Please note these tickets will only allow access to view Chris Yarnell, Jack Boal, Eden Jun & Meg Hodgson's sharings.

    Each year, 5-6 artists or companies develop new work from scratch over an intensive and collaborative ten-week residency at CPT. These selected artists meet weekly to share practice, ideas and their developing works. They are also given space to develop their project and practice. This event is the showcase of their work. This year's participants include Eden Jun, Jack Boal, Meg Hodgson, Louisa Doyle, Jonny Khan and Chris Yarnell. 

    I’m Sorry I’m Not Lucy Liu by Eden Jun

    Imogen has been commissioned to create a new show for CPT. She wants to make it with you: what better way to find out what the audience wants than to make it with the audience? Now, you have a say in her story. Now, it’s yours as well as hers. One spoiler: she’s not Lucy Liu, even though she looks just like her.

    I’m Sorry I’m Not Lucy Liu is a playful and political choose-your-own-adventure story that wants to be the show you want it to be. Do you want to see her eat Squid Balls or play Squid Game? A K-pop dance number or the story of her worst rejection? Your decisions will shape not just her show but her identity, and her future. But why won’t she answer the phone…?

    Director and Dramaturg: Masha Kevinovna
    Dramaturgy: Yuyu Wang
    Special Thanks: Sabrina Mahfouz, Jonathan Wakeham

    Content notice: Contains references to personal and systemic racial prejudice.

    Health Warnings: Food and drink given to audience members & consumed onstage. Smoke, Fog & Haze

    The Children are Leaving by Jack Boal

    A comedy of apocalyptic proportions.

    The climate apocalypse approaches and Grace Fool, an out-of-work clown, faces her final hour all on her own. Or so she thinks. On Earth's final night, something more life changing than the end of the world sets Grace Fool on an unexpected journey of revelation and hope.

    This work-in-progress performance has been made as part of Starting Blocks 2022.

    MOONFACE by Meg Hodgson

    2022. Shady billionaires make plans to colonise and mine the solar system behind all our backs, and one rocky satellite is dangerously close to the edge. One last cycle to figure out where it all went wrong and how (if) we can course-correct before it’s too late.

    MOONFACE is a humorous and exuberant love letter to our nearest celestial neighbour and an exploration of how much 'space' we all take up in our late-stage capitalist universe.

    With support from Liv Lynch, Helena Banerjee and Eloina Haines.

    Content notice: Contains nudity and reference to violence, death and illness, specifically the death of a family member and violent colonial practices. 

    Perpetuity by Chris Yarnell, Shambles Ensemble

    Perpetuity (working title) is an exploration on the theme of immortality. Taking inspiration from stories such as Lazarus, Dorian Grey and The Epic of Gilgamesh, the show asks you to consider how you would spend eternity, what (if anything) constitutes a soul and just how resilient the human spirit can be.

    Fusing visually and physically driven storytelling, clown, illusion and new writing, This show is the first live piece from Shambles Ensemble
    Contant Notice: contains themes of death, suicide and partial nudity

    Health Warning: Live Flames

    "The seed commission has made me feel supported, not just as an artist but also a woman of colour whose story needs to be heard."

    CPT Commissioned Artist