Chickenshed has plenty to offer this spring

Susan Jamson introduces the Southgate theatre’s spring programme

Chickenshed’s 2021 spring show
Chickenshed’s 2021 spring show

As we look forward to spring, there is no better place to start than Chickenshed. Our spring season is packed full of different events and activities and there really will be something for everyone to enjoy.

We have some brand new writing to look forward to at our studio theatre this February, with a bit of a twist! A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Theatre will be an evening of short monologues, duologues and small cast pieces, based on the theme of storytelling. Our annual spring show in March, Rush, focuses on imperialism, migration and gentrification and is told through the eyes of three women. This powerful new musical – combining music, movement, dance and multi-media – tells their stories as they are connected in ancestry, united in spirit, but divided by experiences of oppression echoing across the centuries.

For our younger audiences, Tales from the Shed and Planet Play return for a new season, and our friends at Baby Broadway are back with a new show, Baby Gospel, as well as their much-loved family concert.

Our music events include an evening with our Chickenshed co-founder Jo Collins, who, together with various musical friends, invites you to join her for a set of eclectic covers, from rock to soul, funk, folk and more. Our popular comedy evening, Friday Night Funnies, serves up a host of top comedians helping warm you through laughter even on the coldest of evenings.

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We also have an amazing selection of workshops for children and adults – whether dance, acting or performance, there’s sure to be something that takes your fancy. And why not come along to our community choir and sing your way through the start of the year?

Finally, please take a look at The Lost Records Project, exploring how we connect our stories to music. With an opportunity to join any or all of nine exciting creative sessions this spring term, joining means you’ll become a part of Lost Record’s cast, crew, and creative team. The project will culminate in a performance in the summer and is created by Chickenshed’s ‘Space Between Us’ community.

We know that our uncertain financial climate at this time can make it difficult to plan outings, so we have frozen our ticket prices for another year and we really hope that Chickenshed can be the place you come to for some all-important arts and culture. We have also launched a spring season offer of 15% off ticket prices when you book for more than one event – simply book two different events online and your discount will be applied at the checkout (please note the offer excludes workshops and events must be booked at the same time to qualify for the discount). The offer applies to bookings made up until the end of February.

We really look forward to welcoming you to Chickenshed this spring season and we hope to see you very soon.

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