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Homecoming Autumn season at Camden People’s Theatre

The newly transformed Camden People’s Theatre has announced an outstanding homecoming Autumn season of radical, inclusive performance. All performances will take place in the recently renovated theatre, featuring an improved performance space and a refurbished bar and foyer. The bumper season of shows stretches from early October to December and epitomizes CPT’s long-held ethos of championing vital new work from creatives and pushing the boundaries of theatrical performance.

Major highlights of this season will include the premiere of Matty May and Daisy Hale’s CPT commission (originally developed in collaboration with Scottee) If you love me, this might hurt which is an extraordinary solo show from a queer working-class perspective, addressing rage, suicide and self-care. Elsewhere, highlights include Tom Ryalls’ Education, Education, Karaoke (23rd – 27th November) which tears into the inequalities in state education via pop songs and a karaoke machine. Meanwhile, Sh!t Theatre return with a work-in-progress musical theatre show that is (or maybe isn’t) called Don’t Look Over Here, Andrew Lloyd Webber (29th – 30th October).

Artistic director Brian Logan said "Our autumn season at CPT feels like a homecoming - and a new beginning - for all sorts of reasons. Our public stages were closed - and our industry thrown into turmoil - by Covid. Then our whole building shut its doors for the first major refurb in CPT's 27 years on Hampstead Road. After a short pilot season this summer, it now feels extra-special to re-open to full-capacity crowds (fingers crossed!) in our gorgeous new building. And to do so with a season that cocks a snook at lockdown-era pessimism, by doubling down on what CPT does best: radical and adventurous new performance, taking the temperature of the present moment, and made by shape-shifting and surprising artists, frequently from backgrounds marginalized in the arts. It's an autumn season but, after the long Covid winter, this bumper program can't help but feel like spring."

For more information on listings, tickets and covid safety measures, please visit the Camden People’s Theatre website

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