A Christmas Carol at Chickenshed Theatre, N London


Chickenshed Theatre has been going from strength to strength for over 40 years.  Christmas is approaching fast – and therefore so is their festive show that as always includes as many of their students of various ages, as possible – over 200 in all!

Each year, a production is created that includes BSL so that the Deaf community can go along and watch the show on any night (or afternoon) they choose, and not be restricted to the one interpreted night of most shows.

The run will begin soon – on 21st Nov, and run until 5th Jan.  It promises to be a magical and brilliantly uplifting retelling of the unforgettable story of Ebenezer Scrooge, that “squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous, old sinner”. Follow his spooky encounters over the course of one incredible night, and his journey ultimately to become the friendly, charitable man who “knew how to keep Christmas well”.

It has original music, stunning sets and incredible design, you’re guaranteed an absolutely unforgettable festive theatre experience for young and old alike!

If you want further information on the best seating for viewing the integrated Sign Language please contact them: accessbookings@chickenshed.org.uk.

But Chickenshed offers much more than just this annual show!

Chickenshed runs classes for children – ‘drop in’ sessions, such as The Saturday Shift, Play in a Day or our holiday schemes – Easter Shed and Summer Shed.  Children’s and Youth Theatre for children aged between 5 and 21 (split into 6 classes for the different age groups).  For adults there is the Community Choir and regular Adult Theatre Workshops.  Chickenshed is the only theatre in the country to offer higher education training in Inclusive Performance, having a Foundation Degree in Inclusive Performance and a BA (hons) in Inclusive Performance, but also has a BTEC Extended Diploma in Performance Arts.  It has a Young Creators Programme for 14-21 yrs olds from Sept to Jul providing workshops and talks on all aspects of theatre, from directing to theatre make-up, writing to costume.  Go to their website to find out more.


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