Synopsis

Chicken!

Chicken! $14.99

Mark Wheeller

Published by Salamander

Large Mixed Cast

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

So 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 …

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!

Duration: 45 minutes approximately

Cast: The play has 9 main characters: 4 male, 3 female and 2+ of either sex. It can be doubled by 2m 2f.

Reviews

REVIEWS

‘A powerful play with a surprising twist” ~ Charles Vance, Amateur Stage

‘[The] performance was lively, skilful, well-paced and enjoyable. 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

"An imaginative and moving look at risk taking at a time when peer pressure is at its strongest. A high quality production" - Rosie Welch, LARSOA

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