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Chickenshed and the Brit School on stage at British Summer Time in Hyde Park

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

THIS year will mark Chickenshed’s biggest shows yet at British Summer Time in Hyde Park as Tales from the Shed teams up with The BRIT School to take Hyde Park by storm!

The BRIT School is renowned the world over for its many amazingly successful former students (Adele, Tom Holland, Loyle Carner and so many more). For these performances, the Tales Team will be performing alongside 25 BRIT School Community Arts Practice students who create performance work with and for a wide range of community audiences.

Community Arts Practice students have worked closely with the Tales Team over the last six years and, as part of their course, students study Chickenshed’s inclusive approach to theatre making.

Pete Dowse , Chickenshed’s Producer of Performances to Children, said: “This collaboration with The BRIT School will blow the roof off – if there was a roof. The show features traditional and original stories, with puppets, actors in full body suits, physical theatre and with constant input from the audience whose ideas are a vital part of the process. The way we work means that no two shows will ever be the same – meaning we’re set for a truly unique theatre experience in an amazing and unforgettable setting.”

Age recommendation: for children up to 7 years.

Admission: Free. For schools, pre-booking is recommended – contact bookings@chickenshed.org.uk to reserve places.

Dates and Times: Tuesday, July 10 at 10.30am, 11.45pm and 12.45pm; Wednesday, July 11 at 10.30am, 11.45pm and 12.45pm.

Running Time: 50 – 60 minutes.

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