Housemates Returns: Chicken Burger N Chips

31 January-11 February

Summer holidays in South London. Corey dreams of hanging with his friends. Until Jodie comes along and everything changes.

Brixton House presents an Oisel Production


“The world wasn’t designed for us to succeed playboy, you gotta clock that we’re living in an uneven society.”

Summer holidays in South London, Corey dreams of nothing but hanging around with his friends while ordering as much Morley’s as possible. Until Jodie comes along and makes him realise the changes which are happening within his beloved Lewisham Borough. Making Corey, for the first time, think about what path his future takes and question his friends. 

A raw and nostalgic coming of age story about growing up in South London. Directed by Almeida Theatre Resident Director T.D Moyo, Corey Bovell’s fast-paced, witty play tells a story about gentrification and the impact it’s having on the lives of its youths.

★★★★★ “This is a fine, nostalgic play – from the sharp, witty writing and first-class performance to the on point sound, and direction (TD. Moyo)” Afridiziak

★★★★ “Corey Bovell is a master storyteller who oozes charisma, captivating his audience throughout.” Dress Circle Reviews

★★★★ “Bovell’s writing is sharp, accessible and witty, creating recognisable characters and situations that had the young audience giggling and nodding along.” Fairy Power Productions

Gamba gets and keeps the attention of the audience as he brings Corey Bovell’s deft script to life with energy, grace and humour” Brixton Blog & Bugle

“This vibrant, moving play is full of energy, joy, sadness, and humour.” South East London Blog

“Masterful storytelling on display from Corey Bovell in this one-man show.” The British Blacklist

 “Bovell’s writing and performance are sharp, accessible and witty, creating recognisable characters and situations that had the young audiences giggling and nodding along.” London Pub Theatre

Contains themes of violence, strong language, cooking fried chicken, flashing lights and moments of total darkness.

The performance on Tuesday 7 February will be followed by a post-show talk and Q+A with Writer Corey Bovell, Director TD. Moyo and Co-Producer Alisha Artry. 

Performed by

Gamba Cole

Creative Team

Writer – Corey Bovell

Director – TD. Moyo

Producer – Oisel Productions

Co-Producer – Alisha Artry

Set Designer – Allyson Julien

Movement Consultant – Mateus Daniel

Sound Consultant – Francesca Amewudah-Rivers

Lighting Consultant – Ben Garcia

Stage Manager – Roisin Symes

Dramaturgy – Neil Grutchfield

Supported by Morleys and Afterhours

Chicken Burger N Chips on stage

Meet the Cast and Creatives

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