this show is a perfectly timed and thoroughly enjoyable way to learn, reflect, understand and find hope in a future free from oppression and exploitation.

5***** The Upcoming

Chickenshed recognises the value of our stage as a platform to raise questions, share perspectives, and present voices that often remain unheard. We believe that theatre is at its most powerful when it reflects a combination of the lived experience and storytelling. In this way we are able to represent truth, whilst still providing the opportunity to imagine beyond.

Blowin' in the Wind explores the concept of civil rights in a way that acknowledges the specific struggle of particular communities throughout history and in the present day; communities who have suffered and continue to suffer as a result of prejudice and ignorance.

These experiences are then considered as part of a universal concept of the human right to co-exist in a world where limitations are removed and difference is considered as an essential and valuable part of human existence.

Our young people use our stage to explore where inclusion fits within their experience of community and societal challenges, to explore with each other and a wider audience what the next steps towards a more inclusive world could be.


How to Watch

Head to our YouTube channel before 7.30pm on Friday 19 June by clicking on the button below. 'Like and Subscribe' ahead of the screening. The show will begin at 7.30pm on Friday 19 June.

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Then simply head back to our YouTube Channel just before the screening is due to start at 7.30pm, sit back and enjoy the performance. You can head straight to our Channel on YouTube, or click the link below. Once it has premiered, the show will remain on our Channel for everyone to view.

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Blowin' in the Wind Synopsis

"Blowin’ in the Wind is a timely celebration of those willing to raise their voices to make the world better."
The Londonist,  Alice Grahame. 4****

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 D.C.

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.

Conceived and Directed by Lou Stein


Blowin' in the Wind Programme Download

Click on the button below to view our show programme.

BLOWIN' IN THE WIND PROGRAMME