When: 7th – 26th March 2017
Where: Camden People’s Theatre, 58-60 Hampstead Road, London NW1 2PY
£: Ticket prices vary, depending on the event
What is it?
Sprint, Camden People’s Theatre’s festival of bold new theatre returns this month. The festival for adventurous audiences will feature a line-up of new artists making their first professional show, rising artists performing new shows, and big-hitting artists trying out new work.
Performance art legend Scottee, presents the UK premiere of Bravado, a memoir of working class masculinity from 1991 to 1999, as seen by a sheep in wolf’s clothing. Jamie Wood, creator of O No! and Beating John McEnroe, presents his brand new show I Am A Tree, recounting the story of a pilgrimage to the place where his Grandfather was born, combining his very own blend of fine art, theatre, clowning and dance.
Alongside these stalwarts of the alt.theatre scene is a cavalcade of first time and early career theatre makers. Highlights include Nathan Birkinshaw’s How I Lost the Will to Live (and Why You Should Too), a story about coming to age in a post-truth world, and LaPelle’s Factory’s The Black Cat, an Edgar Allen Poe adaptation that’s as much about the process of adaptation as Poe’s story. Another highlight will be Vijay Patel’s live art/cabaret autobiographical deconstruction of Indian corner shop culture, Pull the Trigger.
Elsewhere, Roxanne Carney’s I’m The Hero of This Story is an autobiographical poetry piece about gender politics, break ups, family, dating, (sexual) health, democracy and generation rent. Jess Brodie and Victoria Bianchi explore the pressures for women reaching 30, in I’ll Have What She’s Having, and Ding & Sich present a meditative piece on the language of flowers.
Also, look out for the Starting Blocks Showcase of brand new work developed through CPT’s unique artist support scheme. Artists participating this year are Christina Hardinge, Embolon Theatre, Haley McGee, Hannah Maxwell, Double Trouble and Ryan Calais Cameron.
More info: www.cptheatre.co.uk