by Lin Coghlan

Bev wants to be creative. Mason is more focused on his PhD.

Perhaps an unexpected meeting with a chicken will put Bev on a new path.


Chantelle Dusette | Brendan O’Rourke.

Creative Team

Director: Julia Stubbs | Director of Photography: Lily Grimes | Production Assistant: Sam Bland | CONNECT co-ordinator: Emmanuel Nwosu.

Produced by Kate Bannister and Karl Swinyard of The Jack Studio Theatre as part of the CONNECT 2020 project.

You can watch Chicken by clicking on the link below

CONNECT at the Jack

Lin Coghlan is from Dublin. She trained at the Rose Bruford College. Her writing for the theatre includes Apache Tears Clean Break, winner of the Peggy Ramsey Award, Kingfisher Blue at the Bush, Mercy and Waking at the Soho Theatre and The Miracle at the National Theatre. She has written many plays for companies with strong community relationships including Theatre Centre, Red Ladder, Clean Break, and Half Moon Young People’s Theatre.

Her screenplay First Communion Day (BBC Films) was Winner of the Dennis Potter Play of the Year Award, and Some Dogs Bite (Kindle Entertainment/BBC) winner of the Audience Prize at the Nantes Film Festival. She has numerous credits on British and Irish television alongside many dramatisations for BBC Radio 4. Lin has had a long association with The Jack Theatre and is often to be found writing in the bar.