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Box of Tricks

Chip Shop Chips

A new play by Becky Prestwich

Wed 17 February - Thu 18 February

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Picture of a man with fish and chips

“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 make 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!

*Important Information*

Venue: The Hub in Ordsall, Taylorson St, Salford M5 3EX.
Nearest public transport links are Exchange Quay or Salford Quays tramstops.

Please note there are no on the door sales and online/phone sales will close 48 hours ahead of each performance.


“Adam Quayle’s production for Box of Tricks has a tempo and delicacy to match the writing”
★★★★ The Guardian (on ‘Plastic Figurines’)

“A smooth and powerful production”

★★★★★ What’s On Stage (on Prestwich's 'Letting in Air')

“Prestwich’s suggestive script sketches intriguing connections... a bold piece of work that engages on many levels.”

★★★★ Time Out, Critics' Choice: Show of the Week (on Prestwich's 'Streetlights and Shadows')

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