Chicken Soup.

Chicken Soup.

9 Feb — 3 Mar
Studio Theatre
Drama/Theatre
Sold out
The Stage on Chicken Soup.

‘Well, no point moping round is there?’

1984. Five days after Orgreave.

Three women keep a struggling mining community standing, running a soup kitchen near the pit heads of Rotherham.

2016. The day of the Brexit vote.

The breadline is no further away and the soup kitchen is now a food bank, as the country faces a huge decision.

A witty, poignant new play from local writer Ray Castleton and Kieran Knowles (Operation Crucible), Chicken Soup. celebrates the friendships that survive the hardest of times.

Running time: About 2 hours and 25 minutes (including a 15 minute interval)

A Sheffield Theatres Production

  • Judy Flynn
  • Jo Hartley
  • Remmie Milner
  • Samantha Power
  • Simone Saunders
  • Bryony Shanahan Director
  • Sophia Simensky Designer
  • Prema Mehta Lighting Designer
  • Alexandra Faye Braithwaite Sound Designer and Composer
  • Christopher Worrall Casting Director
  • Natalie Grady Dialect Coach
  • Katherine Robson Assistant Director

The Guardian

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Performances with Extras

Live for 5

  • Sold out

Associated Events

Writing Masterclass

Led by Chicken Soup. playwrights Ray Castleton and Kieran Knowles. Gain an insight into how to write plays for theatre, exploring how to get starte...

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