Haddock & Chips a new play by Janet Plater


“Says here, there’s a lass gone missing. It’s on the Twitter.”

It’s a busy night at Frankie’s Chippy, as always. From lasses heading out on the town, to those just passing through and the regulars who have been coming here for years. But when reports start coming in of a little girl gone missing, the community must pull together to find her before it’s too late. Will they see what was under their noses all along?


Funny and heart-warming, Haddock & Chips is a timely play about community and how, in the hardest of times, we can find hope in humanity.

"very funny, excellent performances… and just what we need at the moment.
Helen Green, Head of Performance, Sunderl
and Culture

Haddock & Chips Previews:

British Theatre Guide

North East Theatre Guide

Creative Team:


Written by Janet Plater
Performed by Phillippa Wilson & Joe Caffrey
Direction by Jake Murray

Design by Louis Price
Produced by Carole Wears
Movement Direction by Lee Proud

Original Music by Bridie Jackson

Sound Design by Chris Neville-Smith

Lighting by Corrie Livesey

Foyer Art Commission by Michael Davies

Tour Dates & Venues:

October 2021

November 2021

* These dates are presented as part of the Highlights Rural Touring Scheme.


Haddock & Chips has been supported using public funding by Arts Council England and kind support from Newcastle Theatre Royal, Tynemouth Priory Theatre, Nick Rogerson, Becci Sharrock, Gosforth Civic Theatre, Gala Durham, The Exchange in North Shields, North Chocolates and Also Creative.

Production shots from the industry show back of Haddock & Chips on stage at Newcastle Theatre Royal in September 2020. Images by Pamela Raith Photography. Cast Phillippa Wilson and Brian Lonsdale.