All Rachel wanted was a holiday. That is before she was detained in airport security when the toy chicken she was carrying was mistaken for a bomb. Now she’s sat in an interrogation room answering questions on British foreign policy to security guards Ross and Emma.
What follows is an absurd struggle for supremacy as Rachel attempts to clear her name and her captors seek to pin her as a potential terrorist. Battle lines are drawn, plots are hatched, and chickens are microwaved.
Based on a real experience of writer Uma Nada-Rajah, Toy Plastic Chicken is an exploration of power, prejudice, and party in the face of injustice.
Rachel Yazmin Kayani
Ross Max Guest
Emma Katie Dorman
Overhead Announcer Caroline Gill
Porter Kerr Louden
Chicken Tommy McAteer
Walkie Talkie Ellie Jack
Directed by William Byam Shaw
Designed by Natasha Sadier
Production Supervisor Alix Abram
Stage Manager Neamh Campbell
DSM Frances Pilsworth
Costume Supervisors Saskia Bath & Ruth Ferns Duncan
Lighting Designer Elliot Paris Hamilton
Lighting Operator Elliot Paris Hamilton
Sound Designer Rosie Maynard
Production Carpenter Kirk Bishop
Cam Op Sophie Robinson
Cam Op Dan Knipe
Vision Mixer Ellie Condon
Sound Supervisor (stream) Maisy Harbert
Vocal Coach Caroline Gill
Publicity Designer Choy-Ping Clarke-Ng
Welfare Officer Hanna Lune
Production Manager Ed Wilson
Assistant Production Manager Leila Glen
Reference to sexual assault.
Premieres Saturday 8 May 2021.
Available on demand Wednesday 14 – Sunday 16 May.