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A brawling Cornish comedy served from the local chippy! 

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.  He 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.


Jack Brownridge-Kelly - Charlie / Beany 

Dan Harvey - Felix / Hunter 

Zach Hawkins - Bob

Martin Hyder - Frank

Catrin Walker-Booth - Pearly / Tipsy

Written by Henry Darke

Directed by Chris White

Produced by Jasmine Cole 

Set by Pip Terry

Artwork by Jane Darke 

Composition by Katherine Gillham 

Guidance: 14yrs +

Created thanks to kind support from The Arts Council Engalnd, Feast Cornwall, Unusual and Carn to Cove. 


DATES 2024


Thur 16th May

St Eval Village Hall 


Fri 17th May

The Poly, Falmouth 


Sat 18th May

St Austell Arts Centre 


Sun 19th May

The Acorn, Penzance 


Tue 21st May

Treviglas Academy, Newquay 


Wed 22nd May

Ruan Minor Village Hall

(Carn to Cove) Tickets

Thur 23rd May

Devoran Village Hall

(Carn to Cove) Tickets

Fri 24th May

The Old Library, Bodmin 


Sat 25th May

The Burrell Theatre, Truro 


Sun 26th May

Old Cemetery Chapel, Helston 


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