THE CHANCE TO WRITE FOR CHICKENSHED’S CHRISTMAS TALES…
Here’s your chance to see your writing performed on stage! Every year, Chickenshed puts on an action-packed Christmas Tales show, with lots of singing, dancing and festive fun. This year, they’re looking for a talented
First News reader to write a section of the show for them!
The section they’d like you to write is based on the famous Charles Dickens story A Christmas Carol. In Dickens’ original story, a ghost (called the Ghost Of Christmas Yet To Come) reveals a future that doesn’t look too good for the main character, Scrooge… but, in this fun-filled version, the future should be bright! Chickenshed would like the Ghost Of Christmas Yet To Come to bring news about all the positive things that could happen in the future – so let your imagination go wild!
Here’s a brief guide to what Chickenshed is looking for:
Rhyming verse A positive message
Eight verses minimum, 16 verses maximum Suitable for all children, from babies upwards!
The winner will be decided by a panel of judges from Chickenshed and
First News, including Pete Dowse, Chickenshed’s Creative Producer of Children’s Performances, and Keilly Swift, Managing Editor of First News and author of rhyming picture book The Tigon and the Liger. Pete says: “The Christmas Tales shows are about the power of imagination and painting pictures with words, so be as wild and creative as you like and we can put it on stage!” …AND SEE THE SHOW WITH YOUR WHOLE CLASS
The winner will be invited to see a Christmas Tales show with their whole class! Please note that transport costs are not included, so to see the show the winning class will need to get to Chickenshed Theatre or the Dugdale Centre in London. WAIT! THERE’S MORE!
Chickenshed is also teaming up with Fun Kids radio to produce a Christmas Tales podcast, so the winner’s work will also appear on the radio. Wow!
What are you waiting for? Get your imagination in gear and get writing! Why not ask your teacher if you can do this as a class activity?
Your entry should be submitted by your class teacher (including your name and age and the name of your school) to Chickenshed Christmas Tales, First News, First Floor, 58 Southwark Bridge Road, London, SE1 0AS or email
email@example.com with ‘Chickenshed Christmas Tales’ as the subject. Alternatively, entries can be made from home (see below). The deadline for entries is 31 October 2018.