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Hester Chillingworth presents

Them’s the Rules

Family, connection, human

‘I’ve been desperate for you to come here and just walk in the room. Instead of being away behind a forcefield is what it feels like. Or me just to be able to see your actual real face. With my actual eyes.’

Video calls can feel so void of life. But in this landscape of distance and isolation, they also feel vital. Them’s The Rules is a painful exploration of things that have been lost, which pushes to the edges of the new truth that, often, the only way to see a loved one is on a screen.

Performed by Peter Hobday & Nicki Hobday
Written and directed by Hester Chillingworth
Original score by Lazuli


Tickets are available as ‘Pay What You Can’ – the suggested price for this event is £5 – but there are a range of ticket prices so you can choose what you can afford from the options, including £0 as we want as many people as possible to access our Homemakers commissions.  

We’ve also included a higher option for anyone who wants to take the opportunity to make a larger donation to our artists and organisations. How much you choose to pay is completely up to you, and every audience member will receive exactly the same content and experience. 

All the money raised from ticket sales for this event will be split evenly with 50% going directly to the artist and 50% to help Cambridge Junction response fund to allow them to continue to support future artists and commissions.

Homemakers Project Overview 

Homemakers is a series of new commissions, where we invite our favourite artists and artistic partners to combine to create work at home, for an audience who are also at home. 

We’re not pretending that all art can be experienced online just as satisfactorily as in person; but we want to demonstrate the innovation of artists who work all kinds of forms, by inviting them to respond to this very specific context. We want to bring contemporary new performance to audiences all over the world, in all its form-flexing, mind-expanding, surprising subversive brilliance. 

About Hester Chillingworth

Hester creates work which is playful and interventionist; work that elevates the everyday, while remaining accessible. Often playing with language, simplicity, interpretation and mischief, their practice sits at a crossroads of live art and theatre. In addition to their solo practice, they are also a freelance director and curator. Hester is an Associate Artist at Cambridge Junction and most recently the 2020 Jerwood Playwright at The Royal Court Theatre.
Hester Chillingworth.

About Cambridge Junction 

Cambridge Junction is the arts centre in Cambridge where art meets life. At Cambridge Junction, audiences and artists experience and explore contemporary performance, popular culture, creative learning, and the rich territories in-between. They are committed to art and entertainment that is up-and-coming, youthful and cutting-edge.  They seek to be relevant and meaningful to the lives of audiences, and informed by their location in Cambridge. 

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