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Haddock and Chips by Janet Plater

We are delighted to be working with Janet Plater on this new play, with a creative team including actors Phillippa Wilson and Brian Lonsdale, Director Jake Murray, Designer Emma James & Sound Designer Chris Neville-Smith.

Following an Arts Council England supported Research and Development period, culminating in a one off performance at Theatre Royal Newcastle (images here), Sept 2020 we are actively seeking production partners, sponsors and venues for an Autumn 2021 tour. 

Haddock and Chips is peopled with richly evoked characters that we don't always see on stage and is brimming with humour and humanity. It takes place over the course of one evening in a fish and shop in Whitley Bay. Bob and Brenda are a staff member down - the sparks fly as does the repartee.  Expect a joyful ending and an uplifting message about the power of ordinary people to work together and care for one another.  There are themes of humanity, human decency and the notion of kindness enabling people to keep on keeping on.    

“Well done for getting Haddock and Chips onto a stage last week – brave and pioneering! I loved the play – very funny, excellent performances from the actors and just what we need at the moment – a not too heavy but well-structured play, locally based, that us (and our potential audiences) will relate to very well.” Head of Live Performance, Region

“Wonderful, not just the play but the whole event…a triumph of amazing organisation and that’s the hard bit, this is going to be a smash hit” Artistic Director

"I think the play will be an audience pleaser, and just what many people will want after the “goings on” of 2020!" Programmer