in the absence of silence

London theatre news: Wednesday 27 April 2016

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A verbatim theatre piece from Chickenshed starts tonight and continues to 14 May 2016 - inspired by interviews conducted with women as part of an outreach project ...

in the absence of silence at Chickenshed Theatre

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Previews start tonight for this verbatim theatre piece from Chickenshed Theatre.

Co-produced with Creu Cymru and developed with South Gwynedd Domestic Abuse Services, the piece is based on interviews conducted with women as part of Chickenshed's outreach project, Survivors.

In The Absence of Silence interweaves excerpts of the women's own words with multimedia to create an honest, at times brutal, portrayal of what can take place behind closed doors, and the life-affirming and positive truth of what is possible when the silence is broken.


5 women meet on the beach for an impromptu picnic lunch, seeking some laughs and gossip washed down with a glass or 2.

As the day progresses their friendship and shared experiences reveal devastating truths from the hidden corners of their lives.


Contains very strong language (spoken and projected) with content and themes which some audiences may find upsetting.

Suitable for ages 15+


Chickenshed Theatre Chase Side

Southgate London

N14 4PE


Wednesday 27 April - Saturday 14 May 2016


£5 previews (Wednesday 27 - Saturday 30 April)

£12 (£8 concs)

£7 schools

£5 to 15-25 year olds with StubHub! - call Box Office and mention the StubHub! offer when booking


Sign Interpreted Performace: Friday 6 May at 7-30pm

Captioned Performace: Friday 13 May at 8-00pm


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