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Handle with Care: a three-week festival interrogating trigger warnings, no platforming and the culture of the so-called ‘snowflake’

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Tue 22 Oct - Sat 9 Nov, 7.15pm

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CPT’s Handle with Care festival begins this week: interrogating the tabloid idea that “Generation Snowflake” are too sensitive for their own good and asking where “healthy self-assertion ends and entitlement begins.” There are lots of intriguing sounding shows on for just one or two nights but running throughout the festival is Marcelo Dos Santos and Natasha Nixon’s Trigger Warning, an absurdist comedy using dance, clowning and text to consider the politics of safe spaces and the culture of offence. It’s neat programming from a venue which consistently proves that it has its finger on the pulse.

About Handle with Care: Trigger Warning

“Please note during this performance you may find you feel things. Up to and including: Boredom. Agony. Ecstasy. Arousal...”. Imagine Ryanair staging Beckett on a falling plane. Presented by two charming hosts, Trigger Warning is a pre-show disclaimer to a show you may never see. A jet-black absurdist comedy exploring the politics behind safe spaces and the culture of offence, pushing it to its logical breaking point and freewheeling along the tightrope between dance, clown, text and theatre. Created by Marcelo Dos Santos and Natasha Nixon. Developed with UCL Culture, Young Vic, Dare Festival, Shoreditch Town Hall. Recipient of The Jerwood Home Run Award.