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Gritty Theatre

Chapel Street

By Luke Barnes

Two young people each tell their own version of a drunken night out. He's been let down, belittled and ignored but tonight none of that matters – it's Friday and Joe is getting smashed. Kirsty has bought some vodka on the way home from school and is hastily shaving her legs with her friend's dad's razor. As bottles are drained and the sun sets, the two hit the town, neither aware that soon their lives will irreconcilably collide. An acerbic, yet compassionate and comic portrait of good times gone bad for a betrayed generation in broken Britain.

“If ever the strength of a story lay in its telling, Chapel Street would be a perfect example. Luke Barnes’ play is written in a punchy, in-yer-face style which could easily fall flat if not attacked with venom. Jessica Melia and Christopher Round do just that in a hard-hitting yet humorous portrayal of what Gritty Theatre Company describes as “an acerbic, yet compassionate and comic portrait of good times gone bad for a betrayed generation in broken Britain”.”
**** Broadway Baby 2016
“There is a good balance between serious grit, a true testament to the fresh company’s name, ‘Gritty Theatre’, and risqué comedy. Its timing is rigorous, the humour explicit and overall message a very ‘real’ and pertinent one, but certainly a highly entertaining piece and without doubt worth a watch.”
**** Edfringe Review 2016
The ability of Jessica Melia and Christopher Round to bring the script to life is remarkable; their emotionally charged performances establish a bond between the actors and audience that stays with you long after the show.
**** Edfringe Review 2016
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Venue: Burdall's Yard

Performances

Saturday 27th May

Price: £10 / £8 Concs/ £5 BSUStudent
Start time: 20:00  
Extra info: Contains partial nudity and strong language
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Venue access: Full wheelchair access

Monday 29th May

Price: £10 / £8 Concs/ £5 BSUStudent
Start time: 18:00  
Extra info: Contains partial nudity and strong language
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Venue access: Full wheelchair access

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