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Evasive answers for the incurably curious...

Image credit: Chelsey Cliff

Jack fell down

Broke his crown

And Jill went tumbling after...

Meanwhile, Kinkens, our host, ponders the meaning of life, deep in the radio station of Jill's mind...

a story of unanswerable questions and a dance with depression.

[kinkens: Old Scots for evasive answers to questions of overly curious children].



Creator Performer            Pip Hambly

Composer                         Kid Carpet

Sound design                   Chris Prosho

Additional Dramaturgy     Cath Johnson/ Simon Day

Additional Design             Emma Robinson

Images and mentoring      Alex Parsonage

Lighting design                 Will Leighton

Supported to develop by :


October 2017 Camden Peoples Theatre, London

July 2018 Latitude Festival

July 2018 Bridgwater Arts Centre

August 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Festival

September 2018 Findhorn Bay Festival

February 2019 The Pound, Corsham

February 2019 Salisbury Playhouse, TheatreFest West

July 2019 Skye Arts Festival, Isle of Skye

Experimental doors...
Camden People's Theatre/ Redbrick Glastonbury
Works in progress showings 
October 2017

"Kinkens began with a desire to explore the meaning of life. Something that most people probably consider at some point during their time on earth – when death shows up, when new life appears, when questions about justice appear, when big change happens that we weren’t prepared for, those type of occasions, probably. And since all the world religions have done it, I thought I'd try and make a show about it..."

Click here for full guest blog entry at Camden People's Theatre

"Experimental, yet accomplished..." - A Younger Theatre

Click here for review of work in progress at CPT 

Developmental doors...
London/ Berlin/ Brexit

April 2016 - February 2017

In depth research into online presence/ vlogging & social media.
Early doors...
Camden People's Theatre Starting Blocks 

January - March 2016

What have you ever ASKED or WONDERED about THE MEANING OF LIFE?

An Ancient Japanese Parable


A man travelling across a field encountered a tiger.

He ran. Coming to the edge of a precipice, he took hold of the roots of a vine and swung himself over the edge.

The tiger sniffed at him from above.

Trembling, the man looked down and saw, far below, another tiger was waiting to eat him.

Only the vine sustained him.

Two mice, one black and one white, little by little began to knaw at the vine.

The man saw a strawberry nearby. Grasping the vine with one hand, he plucked the strawberry with the other.

How sweet it tasted!

Images from workshop on Gilgamesh with year 3 at local primary school

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