Richard and Polly are brothers. Holed up in a knackered caravan on someone else’s land, their chicken has stopped laying and Rickson, the new land owner, wants them gone.
Richard longs to put down roots but his restless and destructive brother needs to keep moving. A chance meeting with seventeen year old Annabel, Rickson’s daughter, leaves Richard besotted; whilst Polly befriends the guys who run a seedy travelling fair and decides to follow them to Nottingham. With or without Richard.
Torn between loyalty as companion to his destructive brother or the chance of stability and working on the farm, Richard must make his decision before the fair leaves following the Easter weekend.
MADE BY BRICK produces Chicken by new playwright Freddie Machin, writer at Action Transport Theatre, Northumberland Theatre Co. and member of Chichester Festival Theatre’s Young Writers Programme. Staged in the Vault space, the production is directed by Melanie Spencer (Assistant Director at On Theatre).