Box of Tricks Theatre Company – Set & Costume Design
Box Of Tricks Theatre Company
A new play by Becky Prestwich
“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 is an immersive love story set in a chippy performing in unusual spaces across the North. So put on your dancing shoes, tuck into a fish supper and brace yourself for a unique theatrical experience. This is theatre, but not as you know it: dinner, dance and a show all rolled into one!
Tickets include a fish ‘n’ chips supper!
It’s very difficult not to be charmed by a play where the audience take their seats at tables bedecked in red checked tablecloths and are immediately served fish and chips to a soundtrack of Northern Soul… This is a production full of heart.
Genuinely heartbreaking… Chip Shop Chips is an all-round feel-good immersive production, performed in spaces you might never visit otherwise, all across the North. Go with friends, lots of friends, have a laugh, a chippy tea (yep, they bus in fish and chips so you can munch and watch) and a night to remember.
Box of Tricks’ new production. Chip Shop Chips is a play with a
difference – it’s fusion between theatre and food, dining and
performance – tables are laid out with red and white check
tablEcloths and the audience sit around drinking tea out of
polystyrene cups waiting for their fish supper. There is a warm,
nostalgic atmosphere and a feeling of community as strangers strike up conversations with each other and share memories of their local chippy….
..The mouth-watering chippy set by designer Katie Scott provides the perfect backdrop for the brilliant cast of four.