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Chicken Dust

Finborough Theatre

In association with The Curve Theatre, Leicester

Winner of the Curve Leicester's Playwriting Competition, Chicken Dust is a play set on a rural farm in England.

“Oh this ain’t a farm. This is a loading dock. No such things as farms anymore, not around here.”

A hard hitting exploration of the human cost of our enormous appetite for cheap meat. New boy Tim has just arrived for his first shift. The job is pretty simple: grab chickens seven at a time by their legs and ram them into cages for shipping.
His teammates are old-timers, with cigarettes dangling from their lips and pantyhose up their arms to protect their skin. Feathers cling to clothes. This band of survivors don't want much: just to stay in the countryside, catch the chickens, and earn the best living they can.

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