Theatre News

Camden People's Theatre announce full line-up for Calm Down Dear festival

The season includes the London premiere of ”Blush” and a string of work created by male feminists

Charlotte Josephine in Blush
Charlotte Josephine in Blush

Snuffbox Theatre's production of Charlotte Josephine's Blushawarded five stars by WhatsOnStage this week – will have its London premiere at Camden People's Theatre in September.

The two-hander about revenge porn will run from 20 – 24 September as part of the Calm Down Dear festival, an annual event celebrating feminist theatre.

Several other productions will look at gender politics in the porn industry, including CrossLine Theatre’s Cream Pie (28 – 29 Sept), and Tight Theatre’s PUSSY (25 Sept).

The festival has also embraced gender equality by programming work by male feminists; in The Privaledge Show, beatboxer Testament will explore his changing perception of gender privileges and prejudices since the birth of his daughter. The audience will be asked to break the rules of the patriarchy in Give Me Your Skin by Tom Ross Williams and Oonagh Murphy (28 – 29 Sept), and The Absolute Truth About Absolutely Everything by Olly Hawes will ask an unrehearsed actress to perform a crisis from her own life (22 Sep, 6 – 8 Oct).

Further highlights include a collaboration between a pole dancer and a guitarist in Badass Grammar (5 – 6 Oct); a look at the masculinisation of women in power roles in Glamf*ckery (20 Sep); and an interactive installation exploring gender identity from Milk Presents (9 Oct).