Chalk About

Date:Sun 13 May
Time:11.30am & 2.30pm
Price:£10 adult | £6 child | 15% off group of 4 (max. 2 adults)

by Curious Seed

Chalk About is a playful, funny and sometimes moving look at how we see ourselves and others, featuring dance, chalk, chat and one perfect scene containing everything you could wish for?

Join Hendrik and Holly on their journey as they ask some BIG questions about identity and the meaning of life. What makes us who we are? Is it where we are from? Is it the way we dance? Our pasts or our futures? And, most importantly, doesn’t everyone like pizza?

★★★★★ The Times ★★★★ The Scotsman ★★★★  The Herald


A Curious Seed production, originally created by Christine Devaney and Leandro Kees (Performing Group, DE). Commissioned by Imaginate.


FREE Arts & Craft Activity for children and their grown ups
Cambridge Junction programmes regular family theatre, dance and circus. Join us for one of our FREE pre show, drop-in arts and craft ‘Hands on Happenings’ sessions in the Cambridge Junction foyer. These creative activities, led by professional visual artist Sophie Cullinan, are themed to tie in with the family shows that you will be seeing on stage.

Hands on Happenings will be available an hour before the show i.e. 10.30 for 11.30 show. The sessions do get very busy so early arrival is advised. If you do miss out before the show, Sophie will still there when the show finishes for a short time. Please note that Sophie will not be around after the final show of the day.

'Some of the most brilliantly imaginative, humorous, touching theatre I have seen this year'
★★★★★ TIMES

'in just 55 minutes, it leads its audience deep into the stuff of human identity, using movement and dialogue to discuss family and origins, nationality and gender, happiness, sadness and the way we express ourselves through the things we like, from pizza to disco music.'

'Both performers chat to us about themselves, their personal history, their likes and dislikes, with an affable honesty that is utterly engaging – but the real charm of their disclosures is where it takes young audiences in terms of thinking about how we all define ourselves, and how we make judgements about others based on appearances. There is a sophisticated, caringly-detailed process underpinning this generous-hearted show.'

'as with all successful shows created for young audiences, there is enough nuance in the work that there is something thought-provoking for an eight year old, as well as for those many decades older.'

Age: 8+

Duration: 55 minutes (no interval)

Bar and Box Office open 1 hour before show start time.

All prices shown inlcude booking fees.


Concept and original choreography by Christine Devaney and Leandro Kees | Performed by Hendrik Lebon and Holly Irving | Production Designer Karen Tennent | Sound Composer Martin Rascher | Lighting Designer Tom Zwitserlood
Dramaturgical Advisor Moos van den Broek | Costume Maker Alison Brown

Supported by: Chalk About originated through the Fresh Tracks Europe ‘New Artistic Identities’ programme in 2011. Commissioned by Imaginate and originally a Curious Seed production, further supported through the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund, produced by Catalyst Dance Management (Dance Base) and co-produced in association with Tanzhaus NRW [Dusseldorf], supported by Lyra Theatre [Edinburgh] and The Work Room [Glasgow]. Curious Seed is supported by Creative Scotland.

Photo credits: Eoin Carey / Tuur Uyttenhove.