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    Cry For Me

    Thu 23 - Sat 25 May at 9pm
    Tickets £8 - £12 (+ booking fees)
    A dystopian cabaret about migrant labour, Cry For Me is a carousel of migrant lament for the living dead under capitalism.



    Content Notice
    Running Time 60 mins
    Wheelchair Accessible
    Wheelchair Accessible
    Relaxed Performance
    Relaxed Performance
    Assistance dogs welcome
    Assistance dogs welcome
    Content Notice
    Content NoticeSuitable for ages 14+
    Health Notice
    Health NoticeFood/Drinks consumed by performers, Food/Drinks given to audience members, Burning incense or herbs onstage

    Get 25% off when you book more than one show across our Spring Season (April - June 2024).

    Almost a year on from the work-in-progress sharing as part of Calm Down Dear Festival, Cry For Me is back at CPT for three nights. 

    Set in a not too implausible future where crying is just one more type of labour that can be outsourced to a cheap migrant workforce, Cry For Me draws on Romanian traditions of wailing. Babele bocitoare (buh-beh-leh bow-chi-twa-reh) are Romanian professional mourners: older women who go to funerals to cry for the deceased and their family. Like rappers, they improvise lyrics to music on the spot. 

    When all Romanians left Romania in search of work elsewhere, two babe (buh-beh), Baba Luţa and Baba Deea, decided to come to London in search of clients. Almost a year on from that move, business is thriving and the babe (buh-beh) are more ready than ever to work for YOU.

    A cabaret about the act of crying as a social duty and a form of resilience, where no suffering is required!

    Generously supported by POMOC, a grassroots organisation that uses art and activism to spur political awareness and social change. 

    Supported by Odd Eyes Theatre, Bezna Theatre, Camden People's Theatre and Counterpoints Arts.

    Tickets for Cry For Me

    Thu 23 May, 21:00
    Fri 24 May, 21:00
    Sat 25 May, 21:00

    "CPT is as a beacon of fringe goodness, a theatre that champions diversity, inclusivity and the best kind of weird uniqueness"

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