‘The last time I went to Chickenshed, I saw a performance featuring a cast of hundreds. It says much for the breadth of work being staged at this essential venue that it can also grip the attention of its largely young audience with just a single performer on a sparse stage.’

4**** The Stage (monolog 2, 2019)

Chickenshed’s season of theatrical monologues returns to our Studio Theatre. Drawn from a diverse range of people and voices, expect the unexpected as we again present a uniquely varied programme, demonstrating the versatility of this most simple and yet versatile theatrical form.

Further details on performances coming soon.

Reviews from monolog 2, 2019

'Chickenshed’s new set of seven monologues together make a varied, interesting and impressively diverse evening of theatre.' 3*** Sardines Magazine

'A range of ages, genders, ethnicities and themes are represented, creating a multicultural melting pot of voices that exhibits the theatre’s powerful ethos of inclusivity.' 3*** The Spy in the Stalls

'seven fresh pieces from seven fresh writers' 3*** Everything Theatre

'a varied, thought-provoking and entertaining selection covering a broad range of themes, including pregnancy, prison life, mental health, race and identity, and political protest.' Theatre Things

'The seven monologues are a thoughtful and lively engagement with the world.' British Theatre Guide

Performance Synopses & Schedule

With a total of nine pieces, these brand new monologues have been split into two groups with each group performed on a rotating basis. Details on these groups is shown below. (NB further detail, to include a short synopsis, will be added for each piece shortly.) 


by Alex Murtinheira

Dropping Pennies
by Sophie White

Pickled Limes
by Cathy Jansen-Ridings

On The Out
by Peter Hastings


by Linda Foley

Navigating the Twilight
by Sophie Sparham

Why Can't You See Me
by Grace Wolstenholme

I Am a Shield
by Sebastian Ross

A:live B:reaved
by Peter Dowse

The groups will be performed as per the following schedule*:
11 Feb, 7.30pm Group One & Group Two 18 Feb, 7.30pm Group One
12 Feb, 7.30pm Group Two  19 Feb, 3.30pm Group Two
13 Feb, 7.30pm Group One  20 Feb, 7.30pm Group One
14 Feb, 7.30pm Group Two  21 Feb, 7.30pm Group Two 
15 Feb, 7.30pm
Group One  22 Feb, 7.30pm Group One & Group Two

* titles and dates correct at time of printing

Ticket Information

Preview (11 & 12 Feb) - All tickets £5 (inc. concs)
Tue - Thu 
All tickets £10 (inc. concs)
Fri & Sat 
All tickets £12 (inc. concs)

Ages 13-25 | £5 | Subject to availability

Ages 15+

Fantastic for Families