Toy Plastic Chicken play coming to our TV screens

The fourth in the A Play, A Pie and A Pint series comes to our TV screens on Sunday.

Toy Plastic Chicken is a blackly comic exploration of security, degradation and resistance.

At a Scottish airport a toy plastic chicken is suspected to be a bomb. The owner is screened for domestic radicalisation and her interrogators push her further and further.

Playing the passenger trying to get through airport checks is Neshla Caplan, with David James Kirkwood and Anna Russell-Martin as airport security.

The play has been written by Uma Nada-Rajah. As well as her work as a playwright, she also works as a nurse.

Based in Kirknewton, in West Lothian, she trained with the acclaimed French theatre school, École Philippe Gaulier, is a graduate of the Young Writers’ Programme at the Royal Court Theatre and a recipient of a New Playwrights’ Award from Playwrights’ Studio Scotland.

Her other plays include The Constant K Determines The Ultimate Fate Of The Universe and The Dubai Papers.

Toy Plastic Chicken, recorded live in front of an audience at Oran Mor, will be her first work to be showcased on television.

The series is a BBC Studios Comedy production for BBC Scotland.

It will be shown on Sunday 22 September on BBC Scotland, from 10-11pm.