Festival devised by Chickenshed's Youth Theatre members.
Tickets: From £5 for one event to just £10 for an entire evening!
Our Pop Up consists of four evenings hosting an assemblage of performances... spoken word, acoustic original music, live bands, short films, adaptations and original theatre pieces. Every piece performed in spaces around our building.
You decide whether to join us for just one performance, one evening or the entire event. With such a great line-up, it’s going to be a difficult choice!
7pm | The Hunting of the Snark
Performed by Chicken of the Woods Theatre Company and based on the poem by Lewis Carroll. An eccentric crew sail out to sea to hunt for the mysterious Snark. But can they settle their differences and work together to find it? This family adventure combines multiple forms of puppetry to bring Lewis Carroll’s absurd and imaginative world to life. For ages 5+.
Running time: 45 mins
8pm | Naz & Ella
Naz & Ella are a North London based indie-folk duo who combine intricate fingerstyle guitar with ethereal harmonies, which have been described as formidable and defiant by Fresh On The Net.
8.45pm | R Voices
Set up by Richard Forbes just a year ago, this choir now has 75 members from all walks of life. Proving that anyone can be in a choir, they truly make a fantastic sound!
7pm | An evening of Spoken Word, Poetry and Acoustic Music
Spoken Word and Poetry
Naomi Sparrow - Having trained and worked at Chickenshed, Naomi studied acting at Arts Educational, London. More recently she has discovered a love and talent for writing and performing spoken word.
Mary Duggan - Mary’s Irish influences are obvious or undercurrent within her often lyrical sensual pieces. In the alchemy of poetic form, she tries to develop raw perception, and to explore the sensuality in nature and life.
Cheryl Moskowitz - ‘The poetic voice of Cheryl Moskowitz resonates with intimacy; it is tender, as well as vivid... subtle and quite particular.’
Scott Folan - Composing on guitar and piano, his influences include Passenger, Jamie Lawson and Ed Sheeran. At just 17, Scott hopes to continue his career in the industry after finishing his A-Levels.
Darcey - Darcey is a singer songwriter from London mixing and making original songs with her acoustic guitar, creating a soulful aspect to her music.
Remidee - Singer and songwriter from North London, with a background in vocal and performance coaching. Remidee is currently recording her first album and will be releasing her single this summer.
9pm | The Robot
Three university friends return from a night out but the party is stopped short by the appearance of Eithne's flatmate 'The Robot'. A story about isolation and our need for human connection.
Performed by Molly Moody, Kate Tulloch, Evelyn Lockley and Melissa Dean.
7pm | Social Media Suicide
Starring Clare McCall. Social Media Suicide is her first self-written solo performance, which she hopes to develop into a full-length show in 2018. A darkly comic monologue about a generation obsessed with social media, exploring how far a girl will go for online fame.
Running time: 20 mins
7.30pm | Short Sighted Cinema
Now a recognised home for British short film, Short Sighted Cinema curate diverse programmes for audiences across the UK. Tonight’s showings...
Pregnant Pause - starring Sally Phillips | One Under | The Driving Seat | Standby | Flushed | Dial It Back | Hit and Run | Plus some short films from Chickenshed
Running time: 1hr
8.30pm | The Miser
Performed by Hippana Theatre. A frantic, twisted version of Moliere’s The Miser. Inspired from the uncommon alliance of Mask Theatre and 1950s big business, this adaptation explodes with improvisation and acrobatics. Spoken in English, German, Italian, Finnish and French, Hippana relies on the physical embodiment of the words, their resonance and rhythm, to feel and understand the narrative.
Running time: 1hr 20 mins
7pm | Live Music
We will be joined by a host of musicians who will entertain whilst you enjoy a drink from the bar.
8pm | Shining Voices
Performed by some of the Hippana collective, featuring Pete Dowse.
Sit down, put on your headphones and relax... You are about to experience what it feels like to be inside the head of a man who is about to lose his mind!
Using Binaural sound, Hippana Theatre recounts the story of Jack Torrance as he dives deeper into madness. Isolated in a hotel with his family, he struggles with his inner voices and hallucinations. The Shining is retold by a psychiatrist who entertains new discoveries about the mysterious mental illness we call schizophrenia. ‘The voices are real. Not the sound of an actual person. But I know they exist.’
Running time: 45 mins
9pm | Live Music
More live music.