Chicken Licken

Our classic touring show Chicken Licken is back on the road in England, Scotland and Wales this year. On our very first day of touring, Flossie Waite of Children’s Theatre Reviews came along and wrote this lovely piece about the show that she saw.

Review written by Flossie Waite
Presented by DNA Puppetry and Visual Theatre
Half Moon Theatre
For ages 3 – 6

Chicken Licken does the seemingly impossible – appealing to 3 – 6 year olds and fans of The Great British Bake Off. Adam Bennett is the only star of this one-man cookery show, casually making bread – Mary Berry herself can’t match his self-assured style and natural relationship with the viewers. Though performing classic stories, the audience genuinely don’t know what is going to happen next, and even more remarkably, it seems Bennett might not either. He makes a production that has been around for 15 years feel as fresh as a newly-baked loaf.

That’s not to say Bennett is a master baker – he makes an awful (but delightful) mess. Throughout, however, he has the audience in the palm of his flour-covered hands. There’s an audible gasp and…

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