####Who are they?

GETINTHEBACKOFTHEVAN is Hester Chillingworth, Lucy McCormick and Jennifer Pick, a London-based performance company, formed in 2008.

Together they play with failure, attempt, endurance, utterance, trashiness, the pathetic, triumph, mess. Based in London, they make theatre pieces and live art together… so far.


Make: broken genre performance
Hold: a core belief in performance as dialogue
Assert: that text does not always say what it says that it says it is saying
Want: to transport you.

####What People Have Said About Them

External is michievous, hilarious and throught provoking - Mark Ravenhill

External is a must-see - Exeunt

Powerfully and unashamedly clever… I urge anyone with an interest in theatre to go and see this little gem. - Whatsonstage

An ebulliently ramshackle celebration - Time Out

Sharp, short, hilarious… External is undeniably accessible… a show you can read into endlessly and has you thinking about it well beyond the final applause. - Spoonfed

Be warned, GETINTHEBACKOFTHEVAN is Marmite, and I hate Marmite. - A Younger Theatre


Jen wants to talk to you. Lucy wants more. They’ve got some stuff they found in a garage, a strict no-touch policy and conflicting ideas about how to keep you happy.

Maverick makers GETINTHEBACKOFTHEVAN went to see a show where the performers wrote them letters. They didn’t write back – instead this unravelling game of truth and lies is their response.

Hear them talk about the piece here

External hurls a conversation about authenticity and originality right out into the open and forces it to fight for its life, giggling, gnashing and doing its own head in.

Let’s get the party started.


Performance Collection Spring/Summer 2012

Fri 17 Feb, 7.30pm. Zion Arts Centre/Z-arts
What I Heard About The World
Wed 7 Mar, 9pm + Thu 8 Mar, 7.30pm. Contact
Ball & Other Funny Stories About Cancer
Thu 8 Mar, 9pm. Contact
The Making of Bull: The True Story
Fri 16 Mar, 7.30pm. Zion Arts Centre/Z-arts
Sampler Series
Fri 20 Apr, 7.30pm. Zion Arts Centre/Z-arts
Sampler Series
Thu 3 — Sat 5 May, 7.30pm. Contact
Turn 2012
Fri 18 May, 7.30pm. Z-arts
Sampler Series
Thu 31 May, 7.30pm. Contact
Works Ahead 2012: Performances
Fri 1 Jun, 4-9pm. Contact
Works Ahead 2012: Interactions
Fri 8 + Sat 9 Jun. Z-arts
Sampler Series meets Flare Weekender
Sat 21 Jul, 12noon-5pm. St Ann's Square
Hazard 2012