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Chickenshed celebrates its 40th Anniversary

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

CHICKENSHED is celebrating its 40th Anniversary by taking its audiences on a journey of performance that celebrates its past, present and future.

The result is An Awfully Big Performance, an array of amazing moments from some of the most pivotal shows in the company’s long history of outstanding theatre.

Chickenshed believes that this will brilliantly showcase its unique performance style and provide an ideal opportunity to establish a launch pad for the next 40 years.

Therefore audiences can expect uplifting dance, beautiful music and songs, as well as inspiring dialogue in what is described as an exciting and unique production.

The selection of pieces will combine to celebrate the individual, the diversity of the cast and, of course, the people who complete the experience – the audience.

The excerpts performed will vary in content and the show will be generally suitable for ages 7+.

An Awfully Big Performance runs at the Rayne Theatre from Friday, March 7 to Sunday, March 23, 2014.

Tickets: Off Peak Stalls: £10 (£8 concessions), Gallery: £5; Peak Stalls: £15 (£13 concessions), Gallery: £10. Book online at

Audio Described Performance: Saturday, March 15 at 3pm.

Sign Interpreted Performance: Thursday, March 20 at 7pm.

Captioned Performance: Saturday, March 22 at 3pm and 7pm.

Extra to performance

Talking Points – An Awfully Big Discussion – Wednesday, March 12 at 5.45pm (45 minutes). Free.

Join Chickenshed’s remarkable founders, Mary Ward and Jo Collins, for a fascinating and informal discussion before the performance of An Awfully Big Performance as they recall highlights from Chickenshed’s first 40 years, look forward to reveal future plans and welcome an array of guests to share their own stories and memories.