Toy Plastic Chicken by Uma Nada-Rajah All Rachel wanted was a holiday.

Toy Plastic Chicken by Uma Nada-Rajah

Online, livestreamed from The Wardrobe Theatre

Key Information
  • Dates Sat 08 May 2021 - Sun 16 May 2021
  • Location Online, livestreamed from The Wardrobe Theatre
  • Ticket price

    £7 for a double bill (with Chef by Sabrina Mahfouz)

  • Times

    Evening: 7.30 pm

    Running time: 50 mins approx.


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A dark comedy based on a real delusion.

All Rachel wanted was a holiday. That is before she was detained in airport security when the toy chicken she was carrying was mistaken for a bomb. Now she’s sat in an interrogation room answering questions on British foreign policy to security guards Ross and Emma.

What follows is an absurd struggle for supremacy as Rachel attempts to clear her name and her captors seek to pin her as a potential terrorist. Battle lines are drawn, plots are hatched, and chickens are microwaved.

Based on a real experience of writer Uma Nada-Rajah, Toy Plastic Chicken is an exploration of power, prejudice, and party in the face of injustice.

Cast & Creatives

Rachel Yazmin Kayani

Ross Max Guest

Emma Katie Dorman

Additional voices:

Overhead Announcer Caroline Gill

Porter Kerr Louden

Chicken Tommy McAteer

Walkie Talkie Ellie Jack


Directed by William Byam Shaw

Designed by Natasha Sadier

Production Supervisor Alix Abram

Stage Manager Neamh Campbell

DSM Frances Pilsworth

Costume Supervisors  Saskia Bath & Ruth Ferns Duncan

Lighting Designer Elliot Paris Hamilton

Lighting Operator Elliot Paris Hamilton

Sound Designer Rosie Maynard

Production Carpenter Kirk Bishop

Cam Op Sophie Robinson

Cam Op Dan Knipe

Vision Mixer Ellie Condon

Sound Supervisor (stream) Maisy Harbert

Vocal Coach Caroline Gill

Publicity Designer Choy-Ping Clarke-Ng

Welfare Officer Hanna Lune

Production Manager Ed Wilson

Assistant Production Manager Leila Glen


Premieres Saturday 8 May 2021.

Available on demand Wednesday 14 – Sunday 16 May.

Rehearsal Photos by Craig Fuller

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