St John's The Baptist Church High Barnet


Since its inception in the 1940s, The Barnet Society has organised a variety of events to stimulate, educate, agitate and entertain its Members.

We hold a series of talks, walks, and visits throughout the year, as well as a regular question-and-answer session with the MP for


Chipping Barnet and an AGM in May or June.

The Society is also prepared to help publicise events organised by local groups and organisations.

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06.02.2018 - 03.03.2018 
Chickenshed - Southgate


Monolog (noun)


  1. a form of dramatic entertainment, eg a comedic solo, performed by a single speaker
  2. a prolonged talk or discourse by a single speaker
  3. any composition, eg a poem, in which a single person speaks alone

Chickenshed presents two moving and dramatic solo plays  which together combine to deliver a hugely powerful and emotional theatrical experience.

Alan Bennett’s Her Big Chance is a dramatic monologue conceived as part of his Talking Heads series for television, originally broadcast in 1988. Talking Heads has also enjoyed success on the stage, and on the radio.  

Her Big Chance tells the funny story of Lesley, an aspiring actress who is offered what she believes to be her big break as the adventurous Travis in a new film for the West German market. Hearing her story, we start to glimpse her naivety, and realise that this isn’t perhaps the shortcut to the big time she expected it to be!  

Also presented is This is Me by Diane Samuels (writer of Kindertransport, performed as a sold-out run at Chickenshed back in 2016).

A newly commissioned autobiographical dramatic piece where Samuels explores the form of the monolog by inviting the audience to be a part of her story. 

Audiences who enjoyed our production of Kindertransport, will enjoy entering a young child’s probing and engaging mind.

Ticket Information
Preview (6 & 7 Feb) - All tickets £10 (inc. concs)
Standard Matinee & Evening - £15 (£12 concs)
Peak Matinee & Evening - £18 (£15 concs)

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