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The Hen House

September 16 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Presented by: A PYT Fairfield & IN the Wild Company Production


“This job is cursed. I cut this chicken, and chicken cuts me back!”

It’s 1976. Sherbet’s ‘Howzat’ is No.1 on the charts. Industries are booming, and it’s migrant women who are cashing in. Pavica, a young Croatian mother is dressed in her crisp white uniform, smiling proudly on the production line, elbows deep in chicken carcasses, loving her job and her new Australian life.

Mila, however, does NOT love her job. In fact, she despises it. The screaming chooks, screeching machines, not to mention the tenosynovitis that plagues the production line. For her, this factory is a hell house. Mila is hellbent on taking this chicken business, and ripping it to bits.

Weaving together extraordinary, humorous, and tragic multi-lingual stories of female migrant factory workers from Western Sydney with distinctly live and loud original music played by an electrifying all-female rock band, The Hen House elevates diverse women’s voices as powerful and hugely significant to Australia’s social and economic history.

Venue: Orange Civic Theatre
Date: Saturday 16 September
Time: 8:00 PM
Prices: Adult $55.00  |  Theatre Member $46.00  |  Pensioner and Concession $50.00  |  Junior (2-17 years) $26.00
Contact: 02 6393 8111


September 16
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Orange Civic Theatre
02 6393 8111
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Orange Civic Theatre
135 Byng Street
Orange, New South Wales 2800 Australia
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(02) 6393 8111