London’s biggest festival of new and unusual theatre is returning for its seventeenth year.
Brian Logan, artistic director of CPT said: “Sprint launched countless careers in trailblazing theatre, and I wouldn’t bet against this year’s programme launching a few more.”
One controversial performance is 2Magpies’ The Litvinenko Project, a new theatre piece which will run concurrent to the public enquiry into his death.
Mr Logan also said: “In election year, it’s no surprise that Sprint harbors several projects grappling with current affairs and the state of the nation.”
There are not only political performances, but subjects as diverse as diversity and race, homelessness, the digital versus real life worlds, love and motherhood are discussed.
This is the first festival programming following Amber Massie-Blomfield’s appointment as executive director of CPT.
CPT is also joining Arts Council England’s National Portfolio for the first time – the only London theatre to do so in the current funding round.
Mr Logan says: “CPT will build on its burgeoning reputation as the go-to venue for provocative new work exploring the issues that matter to people right now.”
For more information go to CPT’s Sprint website.