A chicken farm in rural England. 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. All of this in the dark, stomping around ankle deep in chicken shit, muck and mud.
His team-mates are old-timers. This band of survivors don’t want much – just to stay in the countryside, catch the chickens, and earn the best living they can.
But the chickens are dying, rotting from the inside. As disease spreads and pressure mounts, enter Oscar, the meticulous poultry inspector…
This brand new play is a hard-hitting exploration of the human cost of our enormous appetite for cheap meat.
Supported by Curve, Finborough Theatre, IdeasTap, Writing East Midlands and BBC Writersroom.
Running Time: 90mins
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