New revised 2020 version
It’s Christmas. Tammy and Chris, cousins and best mates, are both thrilled to get cool new bikes. Give or take the odd unworn cycle helmet everything is great… that is until one morning when Chris has a puncture and Tammy agrees to walk with him. They’re late and in a hurry. They decide to race. Chris runs out across a busy main road and then flips open his smart phone to dare Tammy to do the same in front of a fast-approaching car…
Chicken! has been performed over 5,876 times, averaging nearly one performance a day since the original version was written in 1992. This new 2020 version includes many updated references, a brand-new foreword by Adrian New, of StopWatch Theatre Company, more funny lines and a new decision for the actor to make at the end!
Duration: 45 minutes approximately
Cast: The play has 9 main characters: 4 male, 3 female and 2+ of either sex. It can be doubled by 2m 2f.
‘[The] performance was lively, skilful, well-paced and enjoyable. Excellent participation, explored lots of issues pertinent to Year 7, including bullying and peer pressure as well as road safety.’
Mrs S Scantlebury, Head of Year 7, Chipping Norton School, Oxfordshire