Chip Shop Chips

A new play by Becky Prestwich

23 February – 21 April 2018

“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!

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Production supported by The Edge, Manchester

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“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.”
★★★★ Reviews Hub
“Box of Tricks have really challenged themselves and produced an immersive show with a lot of heart... 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 nation's favourite food.”
★★★★ Upstaged Manchester

Creative Team:


Director: Adam Quayle Associate Producer: Amy Fisher
Designer: Katie Scott Production Manager & Lighting: Richard Owen

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Show Calendar

Dukes Theatre, Lancaster 23 February
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The Platform, Morecambe (presented by The Dukes, Lancaster) 24 February
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Stahl Theatre, Oundle 27 February — 28 February
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St Mary's Creative Space, Chester 1 March
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Arts Out West, Cumbria 2 March — 3 March
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Wilbraham St Ninian’s URC (Chorlton Good Neighbours) 4 March
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Scarborough Market Hall (presented by Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough) 6 March — 7 March
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Rural Arts, North Yorkshire 8 March — 11 March
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Creative Scene, Kirklees 13 March — 15 March
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Arts Out West, Cumbria 16 March
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Parr Library, St Helens 17 March
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Night Out, Wales 20 March — 25 March
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Pocklington Arts Centre 3 April
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Black Country Touring 4 April — 5 April
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The Wightman, Shrewsbury 6 April — 7 April
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The Y, Leicester 10 April
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Grimsby Central Hall 11 April
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Oldham Library 12 April
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Spot On, Lancashire 13 April — 15 April
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Touchstones, Rochdale 17 April
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Northwich Memorial Hall 18 April
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The Edge, Manchester 19 April  — 21 April 2018
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