Comrade Egg and the Chicken of Tomorrow

Theatre (comedy, physical theatre)

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  • Pleasance Courtyard - Bunker Two
  • 11:25
  • Aug 26
  • 50 minutes
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Mother Bunch Theatre and Havoc Theatre
  • Warnings and additional info: This show contains themes that some may find distressing.
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    Signed Performance
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


Welcome to The Chicken Appreciation Society and welcome to the mind of meat processor, Comrade Egg. When farm owner, Henny, doesn't turn up to chair the meeting, Comrade Egg steps in to fill her shoes. Everything's as it should be. So far, so habitual. Performed by physical theatre performer and clown, Bronya Deutsch and directed by James Baldwin (National Theatre), Mother Bunch use physical theatre, clowning and audience interaction to weave this dark, joyous and sometimes magical story of disconnection and a longing to belong.

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Signed Performance
  • Accessible entry: Access via driveway off main road.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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Signed performances

  • Dates: 10 August, 14 August
  • Interpreter: Anna Kitson - Not Selected
  • Type: BSL
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jim fox 79 days ago

Saw this performance today; absolutely recommend it - fantastic performance and totally committed in front of a (sadly) very small audience. I really hope that more people get along to see this - thought provoking , very funny and very sad!! Please see it!!!

Shona Simon 80 days ago

Amazing performance -deeply thought provoking material and delivery. It made me laugh and think in equal measure. Congratulations on a brilliant concept, script and production. Definitely recommend!

Fiona Belchamber 84 days ago

A fantastic peice of inventive theatre. I highly recommend! From start to finish, the amazingly talented Bronya Deutsch has you in her grip with incredible character and movement skills. I couldn’t take my eyes off her. This thought provoking production will take you on a roller coaster journey of emotion, laughing one minute and then knocked back in your seat the next. It is layered and intelligently inventive. Heart warming light hearted moments with the audience and dark, heart renching moments centre stage.

Bronya has created a theatrical production that is what the Fringe is all about. A piece that is inventive, layered and skilled, that makes you think, long after the final bow, that takes you on a journey, that is highly entertaining and that leaves you wanting to change the world. Well done Bronya! Utterly superb!

Nicola Wheeler 93 days ago

Dark, funny, disturbing, thought-provoking stuff from the genius mind of Deutsch. The interpretative dance was particularly impressive. Intense energy for 11:25 am - worth getting up for!

Tom Warrington 94 days ago

Comedic, interactive, physical, thought-provoking and heart-breaking…basically, everything you could possibly want from a Fringe show. A stunning performance by Bronya Deutsch. Don't miss it.

Ben L 96 days ago

A very thought provoking, tense and gut-wrenching performance. I wanted to vomit when comrade egg was eating chicken in my face, but that was the point I guess.

Daniel Hope 100 days ago

This show was superb! Thought provoking, layered and brilliantly inventive throughout. Industrialised agriculture might not seem the best theme to start your fringe day, but this show is invigorating, dark and funny in unpredictable ways. It is also very timely to be examining this uncomfortable subject. Bronya Deutsch is a highly skilled performer, with astounding movement and character skills, and there was some delightful yet undemanding interaction with the audience. Highly recommended, but maybe skip the chicken wrap for breakfast when you go to see it...

Patrick Stockbridge 101 days ago

This was my first show of Ed Fringe 2019 after hearing great things about Comrade Egg at the Vault Festival in London - it is an explosive mix of Physical Theatre pieces and fun audience interaction sections (as members of the ‘Chicken Appreciation Society’!) all with the serious underlying message about the horrors of intensive farming. The solo female performer is dynamic and engaging and I very much enjoyed joining in with the society rituals including ‘spreading of the seed’. Definitely worth catching if you can (especially if you are up and about and not tied to watching a kids show!)

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The Scotsman (3/5 stars) 90 days ago

The audience are being asked to do something akin to the chicken dance, which they're embracing with varying degrees of enthusiasm. ...

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