East Riding Theatre’s Artistic Director, Adrian Rawlins, is directing Chippy, the Beverley based theatre’s latest in-house production opening on 19th June 2019.
Fresh from playing Chief Engineer Nikolai Fomin in the new, hit, HBO series Chernobyl. Adrian is thrilled to be directing at ERT again and also to be collaborating once more with artists in New Zealand especially Mike Friend, Artistic Director
of Lyttleton Arts Factory who will be directing the New Zealand version of the show early next year.
Commenting on the joint venture, Adrian says, “After the success of taking ERT's production of Oliver Twist to the Lyttelton
Arts Factory in New Zealand, I am thrilled to be directing Chippy in this ongoing creative international collaboration pairing local talent with New Zealand's finest”.
Adrian goes on to say, “Much loved New Zealand writer Joe Bennett was given the challenge of writing a play based on Macbeth set in an East Riding chip shop! After many collaborative twists and turns the result is Chippy”.
Beth and Mack live in the back room of the Captain Twocooks fish and chip shop somewhere in the East Riding. Upstairs, unseen, but far from unheard, lies the Captain, slowly dying. His presence broods over the business. Beth struggles to cope. Has he written a will? What will happen when he goes? Will he ever go? Will anyone help him go? And what do you do with a
A funny and contemporary murder mystery where a deep-fried thriller twists and turns into a fast-food reality. Chippy premieres at ERT in June before transferring to New Zealand. The show is ERT's first official international collaboration with
Lyttleton Arts Factory, New Zealand.
Starring Hester Ullyart (Paragon Station/Paragon Dreams - Hull Truck Theatre) & New Zealand native Tom Trevella.
Showing Wednesday 19th - Saturday 29th June.