This show finished on: 2 June 2012
Venue: Accidental Festival, Hub at Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8EH
Chickenshed has been invited to perform Crime of the Century as part of THe Accidental Festival at Roundhouse. Crime of the Century is a dynamic and explosive piece of dance theatre which uses words, movement and projection alongside a contemporary score of hip-hop and dance music.
The piece was created by Chickenshed in response to the tragic deaths of three teenagers associated with the company, including Shaquille Smith who in 2008 was the youngest child to die as a result of knife crime in the UK, aged just 14.
This compelling piece maps the stark journey to one fatal moment, from a seemingly inconsequential spark to, ultimately, the most terrible of consequences. Crime of the Century is based on interviews with perpetrators, victims, families, surgeons, police officers and ex-offenders.
Performance date & time: Saturday 2 June, 11am
‘Inspired… a powerful piece of theatre.’ Guardian
‘Fearless, unflinching, technically superb and laced with humanity.’ Independent
Crime of the Century Workshop
FREE but places only available to show bookers
Following the performance, there will be a fascinating workshop exploring the issues, themes and techniques of the production in a safe and inclusive environment, fully supported by Chickenshed’s professional facilitators. Activities will range across all the performing arts disciplines. The workshop is open to all ages.
Book now: Visit the Roundhouse website or call 0844 482 8008
About Accidental Festival
Take 21 young producers. Give them 4 days in the Roundhouse to programme whatever they want. What do you get? The Accidental Festival! At the festival, you can expect to see anything from contemporary dance to improvised comedy, performances in lifts and on staircases, music performed in a shed and experimental performance which may even have you bidding on eBay!
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