Dates and Times

Fri 22 Sep at 9pm

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Ticket information

£12 / 10 (conc)

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Part of Come As You Are, a three-week festival interrogating and celebrating gender from cis to trans, from binary to beyond. The festival runs from Tue 12 Sep – Sun 1 Oct. Take advantage of our double bill ticket offer, and book two different shows on the same night for just £16! Simply add the tickets into your basket and we’ll do the rest.

Presented by Hester Chillingworth

Your child could do better.
A little less chatter and experimentation would improve things enormously.
As would standing in the right line and using the right loos.
Your child has the potential to be an asset to the group but needs to learn to put things away and seems not to understand the consequences of failure.
Your child is like a cheap rubber ball – hard to control and causing problems, blurring lines and asking difficult bloody questions.
Please see me.

Shorty is a deconstructed drag-child of indeterminate gender, who frays at the edges and plays at the edges.

Neither here nor there, neither this nor that, Shorty brings a spare change of clothes to most places, and usually has to use them.

This show champions the not-quite, the slight and the awkward. It’s about the importance of grey areas.

Shorty was the Chisenhale Dance Space and Marlborough Theatre 2016 Small Spaces commission. 

About the artist

Hester Chillingworth makes performance work and low-key interventionist installations. The work often plays with language, simplicity, interpretation and some things about childhood, including mischief and confusion.

Hester is Thinker-in-Residence on Young People, Gender and Live Art at the Live Art Development Agency, Creative Producer (Participation & Engagement) for Forced Entertainment, and Artistic Director of GETINTHEBACKOFTHEVAN performance company. | @hesterchill | #CPTCAYA

Image credit – Ivan Denier

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