Venue: Chickenshed Theatre, Chase Side, Southgate, London N14 4PE
Dates: Thursday 10 March – Saturday 26 March
Signed performance Tuesday 22 March at 7pm
Times: 7pm | Saturday matinees at 3pm
Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions)|
FiverLive | ages 9-25 | £5 subject to availability
For ages: 9+ (contains adult themes)
To Book: Visit: https://www.chickenshed.org.uk/Event/the-washing-line | email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone Chickenshed’s box office 020 8292 9222
Press night is on Thursday 10 March at 7pm. Please contact me if you would prefer tickets on a different date.
Chickenshed’s new spring show, The Washing Line, explores the world of cults, through the story of Jim Jones and The People’s Temple, its ideals and aims and, ultimately, its horrific end. “We were looking for a better world. We found a nightmare”
Using Chickenshed’s unique approach to story-telling, the difficult questions around what drives people to join alternative forms of community when they see no option within the mainstream are tackled.
Movement, music, dance and multi-media go towards creating an all-encompassing theatrical experience.
The Washing Line communicates the valuable message of ‘community’ as offered by Chickenshed itself. With the ensemble cast representing so many different lived experiences, and demonstrating through their presence together on stage, that exclusion barriers can be overcome, the production aims to provide an example of positive community co-existence.
This is possibly one of Chickenshed’s most challenging productions. Our hope is to prompt a depth and breadth of conversation, between cast and audience that results in a collective responsibility to seek solutions for the issues affecting us all.
It looked like piles of washing hung out to dry. But they were bodies.’
To hear more about The Washing Line, here is an interview with Director, Michael Bossisse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4obNYEhst_I
For further information or to arrange an interview with the director or cast please contact:
Press and PR
The Washing Line
Exploring the world of cults through the story of Jim Jones and The People’s Temple
Thursday 10 March – Saturday 20 March
To book please visit: https://www.chickenshed.org.uk/Event/the-washing-line
For further information about Chickenshed please visit our website