“She’s not going anywhere yet. Even if it’s just for tonight – he won’t unwish it. They can have now. And then years after, they’ll still get a shiver from the memories.”
It’s the grand reopening of Booth and Son’s Fish & Chip Shop. Eric has returned home, over forty years after he left, and it’s time for a fresh start. But old flame Christine has other ideas. Transported back to a time of chippy teas and Northern Soul, there’s unfinished business for these old lovers. Watching teenage love stumble as hapless Lee makes a pass at the beautiful Jasmine, is it all just history repeating?
Focusing on love at different ages and celebrating the nation’s favourite food, Chip Shop Chips heads nationwide following a completely sold-out Northern Tour in Spring 2016. Performing in unusual spaces across the country, brace yourself for an immersive love story set to a soundtrack of Northern Soul and served with a fish and chip supper. This is theatre, but not as you know it: dinner, quiz and a show all rolled into one!
“Chip Shop Chips is an all-round feel-good immersive production, performed in spaces you might never visit otherwise”
★★★★ Reviews Hub
“Chip Shop Chips is a fabulous show for everyone – those who are new to theatre and those seasoned theatre goers. It’s a superb evening and a joyous trip down memory lane, celebrating love through the ages and the nations favorite food.”
★★★★ Upstaged Manchester
“Like many great plays, Chip Shop Chips truly shines in the writing… The story is simple but effective, with its themes of tradition, family, love and nostalgia shining through both in the script, but also in the acting.”
★★★★ Frankly My Dear
“Director Adam Quayle does not accept compromise – Chip Shop Chips is a full theatrical experience… An excellent cast… One of the objectives of staging plays in unusual venues is to attract audiences who would not normally go to the theatre, and the wide appeal of Chip Shop Chips just might do the trick.”
Manchester Theatre Awards
“Chip Shop Chips is a successful show. Of those I share a table with, two couples “wouldn’t normally go to this kind of thing” Heading out to the car park, my dining companions are happily chatting about how “wonderful” the evening has been.
British Theatre Guide
“Box of Tricks have struck gold with this play. Taking the bold decision to move from the theatre to the chip shop was brave, but important to interweave the story with the audience and one that has truly paid off with an evening that will be talked about by many for a long time.”
RUNNING TIME: 2 hours (including interval)
AGE RECOMMENDATION: 14 years +
*Concessions by Conscience: you pay what you can afford dependant on your circumstances. We don’t ask for any proof, we just leave it to your discretion. Please remember we are a charity and rely on ticket income and other limited funding.