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Chickenshed's "A Christmas Carol"
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Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Mon Dec 10, 2007 6:55 am ]
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The wonderful Chickenshed's latest production is already up and running. "A Christmas Carol", from the famous novel by Charles Dickens, combines theatre, dance and music with the combined talents of all the Chickenshed companies, including their legions of young performers.

I haven't had a chance to see this production, yet, but "reliable sources" tell me that it's another good 'un. Chickenshed's Christmas shows certainly maintain a remarkably high standard, which has prompted some critics to say that they beat the offerings in the West End. But, along with the highest professional standards and strong entertainment value, with Chickenshed you always get some insights into social, psychological or political areas that make them more than mere entertainment.

Here are the details of performances of "A Christmas Carol" and how to book tickets. If you are tempted to go, best to book quickly as the shows do tend to get sold out:


Tuesday 11th December 1pm, 7.30pm
Wednesday 12th December 12 noon, 7.30pm
Thursday 13th December 7.30pm
Friday 14th December 7.30pm
Saturday 15th December 3.30pm, 7.30pm
Monday 17th December 7.30pm
Tuesday 18th December 1pm, 7.30pm
Wednesday 19th December 3.30pm, 7.30pm
Thursday 20th December 7.30pm
Friday 21st December 3.30pm, 7.30pm
Saturday 22nd December 3.30pm, 7.30pm
Thursday 27th December 7.30pm
Friday 28th December 3.30pm, 7.30pm
Saturday 29th December 3.30pm, 7.30pm (audio described)
Sunday 30th December 3.30pm, 7.30pm
Wednesday 2nd January 7.30pm (audio described)
Thursday 3rd January 1pm, 7.30pm
Friday 4th January 12 noon (captioned) 7.30pm (audio described)
Saturday 5th January 3.30pm (captioned) 7.30pm
Tuesday 8th January 7.30pm (audio described)
Wednesday 9th January 3.30pm, 7.30pm
Thursday 10th January 7.30pm
Friday 11th January 7.30pm (captioned)
Saturday 12th January 3.30pm, 7.30pm

Sign language is integrated into all performances.
Touch tours are available prior to the audio described performances (except on 29th December) and need to be booked in advance. For further information and to book, please ask at the Box Office or email

All tickets from £10.50 - £18
Concessions from £9
Schools matinees all seats £10.50

For more information, call the Box Office on 020 8292 9222 / minicom 020 8350 0676

Here is the link to the Chickenshed website with images from the new show:

Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Mon Dec 10, 2007 6:58 am ]
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Watch A Christmas Carol on Sky Arts

As part of Chickenshed's ongoing broadcast relationship with Sky, we are pleased to announce that "A Christmas Carol" is being shown on Sky Arts at the following times over the Christmas period:

26th December at 15.00

27th December at 12.00

28th December at 08.30

30th December at 11.30

Make sure you tune in!

Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Mon Dec 10, 2007 7:01 am ]
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Listen to an interview with Mary Ward and Sheila Hancock on Radio 4

We are pleased to tell you that Chickenshed was featured in an interview on Radio 4’s You and Yours programme today, Friday 7 December.

The interview was with Mary Ward, Artistic Director, and award-winning actress Sheila Hancock. The first performance of "A Christmas Carol" was generously funded by The John Thaw Foundation, of which Sheila is a Trustee, which allowed children who have not been to the theatre before to come and see our exciting and magical Christmas show.

If you click on ... dyours_fri

and press play, you will be able to listen again to the "You and Yours" programme. You can hear the Chickenshed interview approximately 14 minutes into the recording.

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