Kentmere Institute

Upcoming Events at Kentmere Institute

  • Friday, 22nd October 2021, 7.00pm to 9pm – Table Tennis Open Event
  • Saturday, 6th November 2021, 7.30pm – Haddock & Chips, a play
  • See also The Reel KFC programme>>


Professional theatre is coming live to Kentmere!

Janet Plater’s new play, Haddock and Chips, is on tour of the North East and into Cumbria in October and November.
It is performed by Phillippa Wilson and Joe Caffrey and is directed by Jake Murray. It is designed by Louis Price with movement direction by Lee Proud and original music by Birdie Jackson.

It’s a busy night at Frankie’s Chippy, as always, from lasses heading out on the town, to those just passing through and the regulars who have been coming here for years. But when reports start coming in of a little girl gone missing, the community must pull together to find her before it’s too late.

It’s a play about community and how, in the hardest of times, we can find hope in humanity.

“Brimming with humour and humanity, Haddock and Chips promises to capture the hearts and minds of audiences, transporting them to the coastal town of Whitley Bay for a night of feel-good entertainment,” said producer Carole Wears.
“Stopping off at fourteen venues across the North East of England, with a few Cumbria dates mixed in for good measure, Haddock and Chips is a play about the people and communities that can be found in any seaside resort. You’ll almost be able to smell the sea air!”

Haddock and Chips is a beautiful, funny, thought-provoking new play which is both moving and inspiring,” added director Jake Murray. “Set in the North East, the play has a big heart, a shrewd eye for human character and a real community spirit. Janet Plater has carefully crafted characters we know but don’t always see on stage in a play that explores the idea that people don’t always achieve what once they dreamt of. Some are lucky to find contentment, even if it’s in unexpected ways and others drift, searching for a sense of belonging and home.”
It ends with a lovely upbeat conclusion- a real celebration of community.

Target audience 12yrs +
100 mins plus interval

Box Office: 01539 821985 or email
Tickets cost Adults £12, family £24, child (12+) £6, two for one (16 to 35yrs) £12.

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