A comedy to be staged at the Groundlings Theatre, Portsea, next week is about two flatmates, a girlfriend... and a chicken.
In White Meat, by Portsmouth writer Roger Goldsmith, Dylan is tasked with buying a chicken from the supermarket for his womanising flatmate, Jed.
But instead Dylan picks up a stunned chicken knocked over by a car on a pedestrian crossing and takes it home.
Then Louise, Jed’s girl for the night, arrives. She knocked over the chicken and cannot get it out of her head that it might be dead.
Meanwhile Dylan panics, because he always panics. He rings Jed to explain but the message is not received.
White Meat, previously seen at the Cellars at Eastney, is about Dylan’s awakening, and the realisation that he doesn’t have to be anyone but himself to be accepted in the real world.
The Groundlings Theatre is near The Hard – at the junction of Kent Street and Curzon Howe Road.
n Performances are from Wednesday to Saturday (7.30pm). Tickets: (023) 9273 7370 or groundlings.co.uk