Sunday 19th May 2024
£14 Advance; £12 Concession; £16 Door
Chippy by Henry Drake
In the heart of a Cornish fishing town, Chipahoy is the last local shop left standing. Until now. Will the arrival of new owner Frank, a charismatic cabbie from London, fan flames of bubbling anger or ignite new passions? And what are those ripples out at sea? Will Charlie take over the boat from his legendary father Felix Hicks? Will trawlerman Hunter Chapman turn local unease to his advantage? And will young Shirley swap frying fish for tying knots? A riotous, daring new comedy about what it means to live in Cornwall now, by Henry Darke.
About the Artists
Henry is a writer, director and film maker. Profiled in Screen International’s ‘Stars of Tomorrow’, Henry’s short film Big Mouth premiered at BFI London Film Festival and was shortlisted for BAFTA. Winning Special Commendation at Encounters ‘for outstanding performances, for it’s passion and for the handling of a range of heartfelt relationships.
Henry directed Hooked for the Channel 4 ‘Coming Up’ series, the prestigious scheme promoting new talent. In 2018 Henry’s play Booby’s Bay was produced by The Finborough Theatre, supported by Bristol Old Vic.
Raised in Cornwall, Henry is passionate about fishing and Cornwall and telling character-driven three-dimensional stories that reflect real life there.
Guidance: 14yrs +