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Love From Carmen

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Don Jose’s heart beats for Carmen, while Micaela pines for Don Jose’s affection. And then there’s Escamillo, wrapped up in his love for… himself!

Picture this: a not-so-distant future where Carmen, a rebel at her core and a refugee by circumstance, takes centre stage every evening in the Refugee Camp Circus. Controlled by Don Jose, an occupying army guard, Carmen and her circus comrades serve as the perfect diversion, keeping rebellion at bay. But can she break free from Don Jose’s grasp and lead her fellow camp dwellers to freedom?

Bizet’s timeless Carmen gets a modern remix, swapping opera for rap and breathing fresh life into its iconic melodies. Chickenshed’s artistic staff, and students, proudly unveil this reimagined classic; inviting a wider audience to experience Carmen’s voice - a voice that speaks to us all.

Get ready for a riveting journey that belongs to everyone, everywhere.


We have a limited number of £5 "FiverLive" tickets for each performance for under 25s. When selecting this ticket type, if there are FiverLive tickets available, they will automatically be discounted at checkout

School bookings

On Thursday 14 March at 1 pm, we are pleased to offer a closed performance of "Love From Carmen" for schools and other educational groups. 

For more details and to check availability, please contact Jojo Morrall.

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    Contact Jojo Morrall for further information or to book


Closed captions

Captioned Performances

Audio Described

Audio Described Performances

British sign language

Signed Performances

Welcome to our Accessible Performances at Chickenshed. We are committed to ensuring that everyone can enjoy our shows to the fullest. Here's everything you need to know about our accessible features.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out and email our access team here.

Audio Described Performances

TBC. The audio described performances will be shown here as soon as they are confirmed

Captioned Performances

Thu 14 Mar at 7pm
Thu 21 Mar at 7pm

Signed Performances

Fri 15 Mar at 7pm
Fri 22 Mar at 7pm

Touch Tours

Touch tours can be offered before all Audio Described performances.

Keep in touch

Stay connected with us on social media! Give us a thumbs up on Facebook and tag us in your stories on Insta using #CSCarmen. Get ready for a sneak peek at all the show updates and snapshots of rehearsals!.

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'The show is an entertaining, moving and exciting depiction of an important part of our history.'

British Theatre Guide

'A thought-provoking performance that sticks with you long after you leave the auditorium.'

Love Your Doorstep

'Those in power are shown in high on the balcony, making obviously corrupt deals, yet immorally rationalising their actions.'

Exposure Org

'Rush is not an easy watch…There is hope, however, represented by the wonderful Chickenshed spirit.'

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Times & Tickets for Love From Carmen

Thursday 14 March 2024

Friday 15 March 2024

Saturday 16 March 2024

Thursday 21 March 2024

Friday 22 March 2024

Thursday 7 March 2024

Friday 8 March 2024

Saturday 9 March 2024

Tuesday 12 March 2024

Wednesday 13 March 2024

Thursday 14 March 2024

Friday 15 March 2024

Saturday 16 March 2024

Tuesday 19 March 2024

Wednesday 20 March 2024

Thursday 21 March 2024

Friday 22 March 2024

Saturday 23 March 2024

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