Salamander Street is offering a special ‘bundle’ price for schools and theatre companies embarking on a production which includes:
15 paperback copies of Chicken! (value £164.85)
A DVD of the production for reference (value: £19.99)
Total (with 24% discount) £140.48
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New revised 2020 version
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!
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…
45 minutes approximately
Cast: The play has 9 main characters of any gender. It can be doubled.
ANN (Chris’s Mum)
RAY (Tammy’s Dad)
GARY NELSON (Tammy’s Boyfriend)
LIZ NELSON (Gary’s Sister)
CHEESY ADVERT PRESENTERS x 2
Props and Presentation:
This play should be presented simply, yet imaginatively. Few props are required.
Exploring the Text: the play provides opportunities for discussion around the subject matter, text, style of playwrighting and performance style.
Physicalisation and the use of music: the play gives opportunities to physicalise the script and use music to reflect emotion.
Monologues: a variety of narration, naturalistic dialogue, duologues and use of chorus provide various performance styles for all actors.
Additional Learning Resources for Teachers:
- DVD – A production of Chicken! by a professional cast with a workshop by the acclaimed StopWatch Theatre Company – £19.99 (when sold separately)
- YouTube – insight from playwright Mark Wheeller
- Road Safety Week – help children, young people and parents learn why road safety matters, and enable them to speak up for safe and healthy journeys
‘A powerful play with a surprising twist.” – Charles Vance, Amateur Stage
‘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