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  • Paul O'Donnell presents


    Wed 29 Mar - Sat 1 Apr at 9pm
    Tickets £8 - £15
    The world’s first Type 1 Diabetes themed party (probably). Paul is a Type 1 Diabetic and has been for 28 years. He’s also a DJ and has been for about 5 months. He’s not perfect at either. Both are challenging skills, spinning multiple disks at any one time.

    Join DJ Beat-es for this unique theatrical comedy DJ set as he mixes popular songs like Sweet Dreams, Because I Got High (blood sugars) and Bleeding Love into his own story of living with the condition.

    It’s a fun filled party centred around the T1 Diabetic experience, a celebration of that community and the families supporting them, as well as a call to action for making T1 Diabetes Burnout ‘sexy’. 

    Feedback from audiences:

    “It really had everything”
    “Fun, exciting, emotional, educational, unique and simply brill”
    “Listening to facts around diabetes and then weaving that spoken word into disco ‘songs’ was genius! Very moving at times but so upbeat”

    Join Paul as he drops beats on the past 28 years of his drug-filled* life, mixing in the highs and lows of living as a full time diabetic... and part time DJ.

    Captioned trailer for Dia-Beat-Es available at this link.

    Supported by Arts Council England, commissioned by Lighthouse, Poole and Attenborough Arts Centre

    Accessing audio description or captions during the performance

    Bring your mobile phone or device with the Zoom app installed. If you want to use the Audio Description, you will also need headphones. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of show. At the venue, open Zoom on your phone or mobile device and check you have an internet connection. CPT has free wifi and the password is on the chalkboard by the box office (or just ask a member of the CPT front of house team!). To start the captions and/or audio description, join the Zoom call at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88414918893. A member of the Dia-Beat-Es team will be available to help before the show if you have any issues.

    This event will take place in CPT's basement space (which is still wheelchair accessible).

    Content Notice
    Running Time 60 min
    Wheelchair Accessible
    Wheelchair Accessible
    Captioned Performance
    Captioned Performance
    Assistance dogs welcome
    Assistance dogs welcome
    Audio Description
    Audio Description
    Content Notice
    Content NoticeReferences to needles
    Health Notice
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    "This show is so essential"
    The Reviews Hub
    "A show that bridges comedy and a master class in theatre"
    The List (on We’ve Got Each Other)
    "Pure theatrical genius"
    North West End (on We’ve Got Each Other)
    "O’Donnell is an enormously likeable deadpan presence"
    Lyn Gardner, Stagedoor App (on We’ve Got Each Other)

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

    Councillor Jonathan Simpson, 29 January 2018