Theatre Review – Pam Carroll

#chipshopthemusical – Olympus Chip Shop

Saturday 21 May 2016

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A video preview of the show can be see HERE

Eighteen members of the Theatre Group had a most enjoyable night out at the Olympus Fish & Chip Restaurant in Bolton on Saturday 21 May – the long awaited #chipshopthemusical had finally arrived. We sat down to a delicious plate of fish & chips at 7:30 PM. At 8:00 PM the tables were cleared and a dour Yorkshire man passed between the tables and sang of his woes, accompanied by brass band music. He was struggling to run his family chip shop business alone. Cue the arrival of a lively 16 year old aficionado of “grime” – a type of rap music. The contrast between the characters and musical styles and their growing mutual affection made the show. I still think they are called Fish Shops rather than Chip Shops in Yorkshire though!

Thanks to Pam Carroll for this report.

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