Chicken! is a 75 minute Cycle and Pedestrian Safety theatre-in-education programme for Years 5 & 6. It has been performed over 5800 times across the UK since 1992 with over half a million young people seeing it.

What's the Story?

It's Christmas. Tammy and Chris, cousins and best mates, are both thrilled to get cool new bikes. Give or take the odd unworn cycle helmet everything is great... That is until one morning when Chris has a puncture and Tammy agrees to walk with him. They are late and in a hurry. They decide to race. Chris runs out across a busy main road and then flips open his camera phone to dare Tammy to do the same in front of a fast-approaching car...

What do the students learn?

The ever popular Chicken! workshop demonstrates that in peer pressure situations, you always have a choice, and goes on to demonstrate key assertiveness techniques that may help you stick to your decision. Using these newfound skills, the audience are able to change the tragic outcome of the play.”

Producing high-quality theatre-in-education that engages staff and students is of paramount importance – this mission drives us forward. The cherry on the cake is that when we do such a great job, we receive multiple reviews testifying to that statement.

Every project delivers a different experience to those involved so it rewarding to hear first-hand what our audience took away with them. For some, our projects can be reflective and thought-provoking, for others they can install confidence and ignite passion. Please take a moment to read some reviews from past and present Wizard Theatre clients.

The content, performance and organisation had the right balance of empathy and education – which is rare. It was awesome.

City of Westminster College, Paddington

Fantastic performance from the group and excellent workshop with real depth and educating questions throughout. It is such an amazing factual piece that just makes you stop and listen.

Darrickwood School, Orpington,Kent

Once again, a superb performance to reflect drug awareness in our current climate.

Uxendon Manor Primary School

The session was interactive, entertaining and really held the children's attention. I am confident that all of them are equipped with strategies to 'stay safe' as they enter high school.

Uxendon Manor Primary School