CPT at 25

Published: 23 December 2018
Reporter: Sandra Giorgetti

Human Jam, part of The Camden Roar Credit: Donkey Studio

Camden People’s Theatre turns 25 in the year ahead.

Focusing on its home territory is The Camden Roar, a festival inspired by stories from the borough with CPT’s artistic director Brian Logan performing Human Jam, a new work he has co-created about local park St James’ Gardens, now lost to HS2 works.

The festival also features work for and by local residents including Tom Marshman’s Kings Cross (REMIX) about LGBTQ communities in Kings Cross during the 1980s.

New work festival Sprint is back for its 22nd year and the annual festival of feminist theatre, Calm Down, Dear 2019, returns with a largely female programme.

The Home Run Programme showcases artists who have been supported to develop works-in-progress into fully realised shows. These premières include Jennifer Tang’s Ghost Girl // Gwei Mui 鬼妹, based on the performer's experiences of being born to a Cantonese family and raised by a white British family, and Elephant in the Room, an explosive dance theatre solo exploring the mental health crisis within the working-class black community, inspired by Lanre Malaolu’s person experiences.

The venue also launches its first membership scheme to help fund the future of the theatre, experimental work and the emerging artists its supports.

The programme is available online with further events to be announced.