21:30, Tue 28th April – Sat 2nd May 2015 at Corpus Playroom
Easter Week 1
When her son comes back home after months of wandering, Sprout tells him to leave again. In order to persuade him, she tells him a story that she has never told anyone before...
This is the story of a hen named Sprout. No longer content to lay eggs on command only to have them carted off to the market, she glimpses her future every morning through the barn doors, where the other animals roam free, and an acacia tree blooms. She comes up with a plan to escape into the wild—and to hatch an egg of her own.
An anthem for freedom, individuality and motherhood featuring a plucky, spirited heroine who rebels against the dogmatised world of the barnyard and embraces her perils with love, ‘the hen comes out of the yard’ is a story of universal resonance that is a reflection on society, nature and the world at large.