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'Fearless, unflinching, technically superb and laced with humanity.'  The Independent

'…if the twenty first century will be remembered as the time we let our children kill each other, Chickenshed will be remembered as the theatre company who had the guts to ask how and why... Time Out

How to Watch

Head to our YouTube channel before 7.30pm on Friday 27 November by clicking on the button below. 'Like and Subscribe' ahead of the screening. The show will begin at 7.30pm on Friday 27 November.

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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.


Please Note: this show is recommended for ages 11 years and over

With lashings of dance, physical theatre, verbatim recording, rhythmic spoken word, and direct address, Crime of the Century becomes a melting pot of different forms, ideas, and evocations.

- Younger Theatre Review of Crime of the Century 2020 YouTube Premiere

Crime of the Century Synopsis

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.  

Background to the production 

Crime of the Century was created in response to a number of fatal stabbings which have affected staff, students and members of Chickenshed over the last decade. Since then, it has toured theatres and schools alongside an innovative workshop programme for secondary school students. Tragically, ongoing events around this issue have highlighted its continuing need and impact. 

Crime of the Century Programme Download