Crime of the Century is a hard-hitting, raw piece of theatre which explores the issues surrounding gang violence. Using words and movement alongside a contemporary score of hip-hop and dance music, the performance packs a frightening punch and acts as a positive tool in the fight against the savagery of knife crime.

The production has toured for 10 years to over 500 venues, performed in 600 productions to 75,000+ audiences. In the 10th anniversary of its creation the production has its first run back at its place of origin Chickenshed Theatre.

Dates: Tue 21, Wed 22, Thu 23, Fri 24, Sat 25 May 7pm | Matinee Wed 22 May 1.30pm

Tickets: £8 | £5 concessions

Age recommendation: 11+. Very occasional swearing and some scenes of violence. 

Duration: 1 hour


The Crime of the Century team is also trained to deliver workshops in schools, colleges, pupil referral units, young offenders’ institutes, prisons and more. The workshops explore in sensitive ways, the key themes of the piece which include:

  • The experiences of the victims and perpetrator
  • The reality of gangs and the impact on families
  • Possible causes and effects of actions of individuals
  • The performance techniques used to portray these

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