Spring 2018 Offer

monolog (noun)

  1. a form of dramatic entertainment, eg a comedic solo, performed by a single speaker
  2. a prolonged talk or discourse by a single speaker
  3. any composition, eg a poem, in which a single person speaks alone

Chickenshed presents two moving and dramatic solo plays which together combine to deliver a hugely powerful and emotional theatrical experience. Alan Bennett’s Her Big Chance is a dramatic monologue conceived as part of his Talking Heads series for television, originally broadcast in 1988. Talking Heads has also enjoyed success on the stage, and on the radio.  

Her Big Chance tells the funny story of Lesley, an aspiring actress who is offered what she believes to be her big break as the adventurous Travis in a new film for the West German market. Hearing her story, we start to glimpse her naivety, and realise that this isn’t perhaps the shortcut to the big time she expected it to be!  

Also presented is This is Me by Diane Samuels (writer of Kindertransport, performed as a sold-out run at Chickenshed back in 2016). A newly commissioned autobiographical dramatic piece where Samuels explores the form of the monolog by inviting the audience to be a part of her story.  Audiences who enjoyed our production of Kindertransport, will enjoy entering a young child’s probing and engaging mind.


Ticket Information

Preview (6 & 7 Feb) - All tickets £10 (inc. concs)
Standard Matinee & Evening -
£15 (£12 concs)
Peak Matinee & Evening -
£18 (£15 concs)

Ages 13-25 | £5 | Subject to availability

Ages 11+

Fantastic for Families

Access Performances

Sign Interpreted Performance: Thursday 22 February at 7.30pm
Captioned Performance: Thursday 1 March at 7.30pm

Spring Offer 

Book for two of the following shows and get 10% off your ticket prices, or book for all three and get an amazing 20% off! Shows include: monolog (6 Feb – 3 Mar), Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow (8 – 31 Mar) and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (17 Apr – 12 May). Bookings can be made by phone or online and the discount will be added as appropriate once you’ve selected your seats for each show.