When: 5th – 24th March 2018
Where: Camden People’s Theatre, 58 – 60 Hampstead Road, London NW1 2PY
£: Ticket prices vary from £2 to £12, depending on the performance
What is it?
Sprint 2018, London’s festival of performance for the theatrically adventurous, returns for its 21st year, from Monday 5th to Saturday 24th March.
The festival will bring three weeks of shows, by surprising theatre-makers you’ve yet to meet, to Camden People’s Theatre, opening its doors to a brilliant and diverse array of performers.
If Britney Could Get Through 2007, We Can Get Through This, from non-binary artist Jo Hague, is a punk Britney Spears tribute act. Hague’s show tells of the time when the defiant act of shaving her head was ruined by Britney shaving hers a week later.
Just Like Real Life, by Emma Stirling and Nick Finegan, is a live and video performance piece, merging theatre and virtual reality in an exploration of loneliness, longing and humankind’s ever more intimate relationship with the digital realm.
Holly Gallagher’s Before (the Line is Lost) explores digital realities, Cosplay and consent, whilst Uncanny Theatre will attempt to stir up Twitter controversy in Outrage; and Factory Irregular’s, Anglo version of Chinese production Together, explores mediated communication and online broadcasting.
Eden Harbud’s Burning Tails uses music, absurd soulful metaphors and chain-smoking puppets, to tell the emotional and tragic tale of an exponentially unfortunate fox; and Meraki Collective’s Only Speak When Spoken To is a bright and playful dance theatre show that takes on the rules around social etiquette.
Other shows in the festival will include vital examinations of black masculinity with Nouveau Riche’s Typical, and an exploration of female sexuality, violence and the staggering effect of everyday racism with This Is It Theatre’s For a Black Girl.
Relationships in all their simplicities and intricacies are unpicked by Yoli Seker and Zlil-hen Saks in Zoog; and Willy Hudson’s Bottom talks about bums, Beyoncé and finding love in an autobiographic, coming-of-age story, which yanks open queer experience and questions if being ‘bottom’ in the bedroom means ‘bottom’ in life.
Camden Youth Theatre – Camden People’s Theatre, Fitzrovia Centre and New Diorama Theatre new youth theatre – will perform Noise an explosive sonic journey through the worlds inside their headphones, merging theatre and gig. And finally, CPT’s regular Big Bang and Starting Blocks return to support the trying out of very new ideas from the freshest voices.
More info: www.cptheatre.co.uk