"DNA’s wonderful blend of classic tales is one
of the best children’s shows touring the UK" -
Barney Jeavons, The West End Centre, Aldershot
Licken is DNA's most popular production, touring nationally
& internationally for over ten years.
is performed in English, French or Spanish.
include the National Theatre - London, Take Off Festival -UK,
The Lowry - Salford,
Electric Picnic Festival - Ireland, Santiago de Compostela
- Spain, Charleville Festival of World Puppetry - France,
UNIMA International World Congress - Australia, Prague World
Puppet Festival - Czech Republic, Puppet Buskers Festival
A baby chick is born
and thinks the sky is falling down. On the way to tell the
King, she meets Henny Penny, Ducky Lucky & Turkey Lurkey,
but there's a shocking surprise! Chicken Licken grows up to
be the Little Red Hen and asks her friends to help her make
bread, but no one wants to play! Mixed into this recipe of
food, puppets and music is the story of Little Red Hen and
the sly Foxy Loxy. Will she outwit him and save her stuffing?
This one-person show
is a trilogy of classic tales from the Ladybird books - Chicken
Licken, The Little Red Hen and The Fox and the Hen told with
shadow and rod puppetry. Starting as a baking demonstration,
the show rapidly becomes the adventures of a growing chick
and her encounters with a hungry fox.
Directed by Rachel Riggs, puppets by Eve Ravenscroft
Originally devised and performed by Adam Bennett
Chicken Licken has also been performed by Mark Down (Blind Summit)
and Mark Whitaker (Horse & Bamboo)
Musical score by Jon Owen
Photo credit: Phil Crow
+44 (0) 7787 155852 http://www.philcrow.com
- photography - design - video - digital imaging -
A special workshop for early years, to extend
their participation, and aid audience development and family learning.
The Chicken Licken performance can be accompanied
by a simple shadow puppet workshop. The kids cut their favourite
characters from the show out of card.
If it's a chicken they bring it to life with
a magic feather. If it's a pig it gets a pipe cleaner curly tale.
They make a cellophane window in the creature, tape on a bendy straw
and hey presto! It's a shadow puppet!
They get to try out their creations on the
actual stage set, two by two, in a 'Parade of Poultry' with music
from the show as the others applaud.
The workshop session lasts for approximately
40mins and can be held with up to 25 children with adult support.
All materials supplied.
Suitable for three to six year olds
Theatres, arts centres, halls and community venues, street