You batter believe it – new play #ChipShoptheMusical celebrates traditional and emerging Yorkshire and British art and culture in a chip shop setting, we cod you not.
There’s nothing scrappy about it – touring northern fish & chip restaurants this brand new UK-grime-versus-Yorkshire-brass show, the ticket price also includes a small portion of fish and chips and a drink for audiences to enjoy.
Freedom Studios are a Bradford based theatre company who make work in different spaces, co-artistic Director Aisha Khan talks about the show:
Audiences meet Ayla, a shy teenager secretly dreaming of a grime music career and Gram, a disillusioned, brass-loving, chip shop owner who is falling out of step as the world changes around him. They’re like chalk & cheese – will they ever be fish & chips?
The show is written by Emma Hill, directed by Ben Occhipinti and co-produced by Emma Hill Writes & Freedom Studios & Octagon Theatre Bolton.
This pilot tour is supported by Seafish, the levy body representing the UK seafood industry and the Yorkshire Festival tour has been commissioned as a Community Commission by Yorkshire Festival.
From Monday 23rd – Friday 27th May in Bradford, tickets are cheap as chips and they’ve been selling like hot bread cakes.
Andi Wharton, manager of The In Plaice fish and chip shop was keen to get involved: