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Crime of the Century
On from 07 Aug 2009 till 30 Aug 2009
by Chickenshed

About: Crime of the Century

Chickenshed’s explosive dance theatre company turns its attention to the proliferation of knife crime amongst young people.

“I shanked him.
D’ya hear what I am saying?
I shanked him”

Crime of the Century is a compelling production following the stark journey, from the build up to the terrible consequences, of one fatal moment.

Using words, movement and projection alongside a contemporary score of hip-hop and dance music, Crime of the Century packs a frightening punch. The story is based on interviews with victims, perpetrators, families, surgeons, police officers and ex-offenders.

With a cast of ten, the creators of “as the mother of a brown boy…” have produced another piece of relevant social theatre tackling issues that many shy away from.

“inspired…a powerful piece of theatre” Victoria Lambert, The Guardian
“Fearless, unflinching, technically superb and laced with humanity” Matthew Norman, The Independent
"Electrifying, passionate, informative and heartbreaking" – Remotegoat 5 *

Performing at Zoo Southside, Venue 82, 117 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh

7 – 30 August every day except Wednesday at 14.45 pm.


"Fearless, unflinching, technically superb and laced with humanity ... Chickenshed shine the torch of personal experience and artistic excellence on to one of age's more prevalent social ills, and illuminate the causes, effects and personal agonies of teenage knife as never before.
Matthew Norman, The Independent

…truly amazing! One of the best...maybe even THE best piece of theatre I've ever seen. I hope they have huge success in Edinburgh. The show deserves a London run.
Adam Long, The Reduced Shakespeare Company

Fringe Report review

Remote Goat review

The Guardian­lifeandstyle/2009/jul/11/­family-theatre-shaquille-smith

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