Ant Hampton & Christophe Meierhans: The THING - Postponed

Date:from Tue 17 Mar
Time:Various times
Venue:The Boardroom
Price:£25 (for 4 workshops)

This event has been postponed. Tickets will remain valid for the rescheduled date (t.b.a.). If you have any questions or queries please contact our box office on 01223 511511.

An Automatic Workshop in Everyday Disruption

The THING is a workshop that creates the best possible conditions for you to dare to be another version of yourself; to take a leap of both faith and imagination, to step out of your comfort zone and engage with the world as if the things that limit you had been removed.

It can also be thought of as a performance where the only people present are a small group of participants who open a suitcase and follow a mix of recorded and scripted triggers and suggestions. There are no leaders or authors present. It comprises four sessions or episodes, each about 4 hours long, with one episode each week for four weeks. We hope participants will come from all walks of life. 

The THING will take place at Cambridge Junction from mid-March to mid-April, and the schedule of workshops will be: 

Group one: 

  • 1st session: Tues 17th March 6-10pm 
  • 2nd session: Tues 24th March 6-11pm
  • 3rd session: Tues 31st March 6-9pm
  • 4th session: Tues 7th April 6-10pm

The workshops are priced at £25 for 4 workshops. If you are experiencing financial barriers to accessing these workshops but would like to take part, please get in touch with Ema Boswood

To get involved, book your place in either Group one or Group two, and you will be contacted by Cambridge Junction with further details. If you have any questions email Arts Producer Ema Boswood.

Cambridge Junction’s presentation of The THING is a U.K premiere.

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For aes 16+

Concept: Ant Hampton & Christophe Meierhans 

Video production: Luca Mattei

Coding/electronics: Toby Duckworth

Creative Producer: Katja Timmerberg


Coproduced by:

  • Auawirleben Theaterfestival Bern, CH
  • Kaaitheater Brussels, BE
  • West Kowloon Cultural Development Hong Kong
  • Theatre & Dance Department at Iceland Academy of the Arts Reykjavik
  • Zeitraumexit, Mannheim, DE
  • Techne - eine Produktionsplattform von Theater Rampe und Künstlerhaus, Stuttgart, DE
  • Over het IJ Festival,  Amsterdam, NL  
  • Nouveau Théâtre de Montreuil
  • FARº Festival, Nyon
  • With development support from Das Theater, Amsterdam, NL 
  • Studio support from Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek, Brussels, BE 
  • Thanks to Agnieszka Kurant, James Plummer


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