The Washing Line

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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: | email: 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:

For further information or to arrange an interview with the director or cast please contact:

Susan Jamson

Press and PR


Booking Now

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

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For further information about Chickenshed please visit our website