Blowin' in the Wind

14 March 2017 - 02 April 2017
  • "Blowin’ in the Wind – impassioned and committed."
    ★★★★ The Stage

    Venue:  Rayne Theatre

    Tickets:  Tickets from £5

    Protest, upheaval and discord – ultimately leading to hope, unity and shared optimism.

    Chickenshed unveils a brand new songbook musical featuring blues, gospel, folk and more. With a narrative thread linking protest songs and civil disobedience from the 1960s to the present day, a mirror is held up to reveal and reflect a sense of optimism that can prevail even during history’s darkest hours.

    Inspired by the historical resonances of two key events of 1963 – the release of Bob Dylan’s Blowin’ in the Wind, and Martin Luther King’s ‘I have a dream'  speech in Washington DC -the production takes the form of an imagined voyage, a magical mystery tour, and ultimately a journey of hope and freedom. Featuring video projection, stunning set design, poetry, dance and physical theatre, the piece is a musical celebration of those ordinary people who have fought for an extraordinary ideal – the right to question how things are, and to dream of things as they could be.

    How many roads must a man walk down
    Before you can call him a man?
    How many seas must a white dove sail
    Before she sleeps in the sand?
    Yes, and how many times must the cannon balls fly
    Before they're forever banned?
    The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
    The answer is blowin' in the wind.

    Ticket Information

    Previews (14 - 15 Mar) - Stalls £12.50 (£7.50 concs) | Gallery £5 (inc. concs)
    Standard Matinee & Evening - Stalls £17.50 (£12.50 concs) | Gallery £10 (inc. concs)
    Peak Matinee & Evening - Stalls £20 (£15 concs) | Gallery £10 (inc. concs)

    Ages 8+

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    Access Performances

    Sign Interpreted: Friday 24 March at 7.30pm
    Audio Described: Saturday 25 March at 3pm
    Captioned: Sunday 26 March at 5.30pm

    Audio notes can be downloaded here.

  • Blowin' in the Wind audience reaction

    Blowin' in the Wind - teaser trailer

  • Audience Feedback

    'Best production I've seen... one that will stay with me forever.'
    'Truly no words to describe how good it is.'
    'One of the most powerful and influential pieces of theatre I've ever seen.'
    'Absolutely sensational.'

    'Powerful. Thought Provoking. Brilliant.'
    'Outstanding - just go!'
    'Everyone must see it.'

    Reviews

    'Whopping great cast of diverse young dancers, singers and actors are expertly aligned in Chickenshed’s impassioned and committed ode to civil rights.'
    ★★★★ The Stage - read full review

    'A timely celebration of those wishing to willing to raise their voices to make the world better.'
    ★★★★ Londonist - read full review

    'This is the kind of show you might wish all your friends had seen. It is an entertaining and exhilarating performance!'
    British Theatre Guide - read full review

    'Their (Chickenshed's) honest commitment is inspirational.'
    lifeshock.me - read full review

     

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