Sprint Festival 2013

Celebrating the best in dynamic, contemporary performance on stage and beyond, the Camden People’s Theatre presents this year’s Sprint Festival, now in full swing at CPT and various offsite venues across the capital.

Since 1997, Sprint has proved itself to be a major platform for emerging theatre makers and innovators to create and showcase new work that will push audiences and boundaries alike. And of course, this year’s festival is no exception. Not content with just breaking out of boundaries, this year’s Sprint is breaking out of the theatre itself, taking over the city spaces around Camden and west Euston including local pubs, offices and even a burger van.

With the majority of performances only showing for one night, Sprint is a lucky dip taster session in what is happening in theatre and performance, from the experimental, the immersive, the adventurous and everything in between. We delve into the mammoth Sprint 2013 programme to pick our highlights…

In a new show by Fringe First Award-winning comedian, storyteller and theatre maker, Laura Mugridge’s The Watery Journey of Nereus Pike (Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 March) is an epic comic tale of love, gods, sea creatures and also boasts an impromptu rave scene. Investigating how we look and how we are looked at, Jo Bannon’s intimate, one-on-one performance, Exposure (Friday 15 and Saturday 16 March) explores autobiography and how fully we can reveal ourselves.

In Wild Life (Thursday 21 and Friday 22 Mar), The Ding Foundation draw inspiration from horror, mythology and nature documentaries using object animation to depict the struggles of a woman battling against an unidentified furry beast in her flat. Harry Giles’ Class Act (Thursday 21 March) is a boisterous gameshow, part-performance, part-workshop, part-series of games, while TheatreState’s A Lesson on the Benefits of Being a Troll (Friday 22 and Saturday 23 March) uses comments from the internet to teach us a lesson in trolling and things we really shouldn’t say.

Outside CPT, no prizes for guessingwhere Sh!t Theatre’s Burger Van (Saturday 23 March) takes place, proving inspiration can take place even in the greasiest of places. Closing this year’s Sprint, CPT stage a festival-within-a-festival in a vacant shopfront on Crowndale Road on Saturday 23 March with interactive theatre and installations for curious visitors and passersby.

Go on, take a chance on some new theatre.

Sprint Festival 2013 runs until Sunday 24 March at:

Camden People’s Theatre
58 – 60 Hampstead Road

View the full Sprint 2013 schedule on the Camden People’s Theatre website.

All tickets are £10 (£8 conc) unless stated otherwise.

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