Chicken Burger N Chip 2020 Brockey Jack Theatre
After a sold-out run of 32 Peak Street during last year’s Camden Fringe, Corey Bovell has taken his societal tales across London theatres including The Pleasance, Tristan Bates, Arcola, The Vault and Ovalhouse. Corey now brings his Dramatic, Edgy and moving one-man play to the Jack Studio Theatre from Tuesday 10 until Saturday 14 March 2020 a venue just a stone’s throw away from the streets, estates and takeaways of South East London at the heart of the play’s action.
“The world wasn’t designed for us to succeed playboy, you gotta clock that we’re living in an uneven society.” During the summer holidays of 2009 Corey dreams of nothing but to hang around with his friends while ordering as much Morley’s as possible. Until Jodie comes along and makes Corey realise the changes that are happening within his beloved Lewisham Borough. Making Corey, for the first time, think about what path his future takes.
Writer and actor, Corey Bovell, said: “This is a raw and nostalgic coming of age story, similar to Debbie Tucker Green’s play Random which, although written over ten years ago, has a theme that is still relevant. Statics say that knife crime has reached an unprecedented high and risen by 7% in the previous 12 months*. I don’t believe London streets - especially Lewisham - feel any safer, despite the strategic plans that have been put in place to tackle the robust wave of crime. Chicken Burger and Chips was written in the hope that my younger target audience can see the consequences of violence within the local community and find a new way to challenge their energy into something positive.”
Chicken Burger and Chips is written and performed by Corey Bovell and directed by Kwame Asiedu, with design by Sandra Falase, art design by Fabienne Ayton, lighting design by Pablo Fernandez,
sound design by Xana, movement direction by Kara Dee and stage management by Frederick Zannor. It is produced by Oisel Productions & Rua Arts.
“Bovell’s writing and performance are sharp, accessible and witty, creating recognisable characters and situations that had the young audience giggling and nodding along.” Fairy Power Productions ★★★★
"Corey Bovell is a master story-teller who oozes charisma, captivating his audience throughout" Dress Review ★★★★
“Being witty and full of nostalgia is not an easy line to walk, but Corey did it well”
The Voice Magazine ★★★
The project is supported by Arts Council England, Oisel Productions, Rua Arts, The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting, Morley’s & AfterHours.
32 Peak Street 2018 Tristan Bates Theatre
“How much does the truth cost?”
32 Peak Street is a drama/comedy looking into the lives of our young couple Jesse and Susan, who are on the verge of becoming new homeowners in today's market. Susan is a strong lady, who has planned each stage of her life while Jesse has a more laid-back approach, which has seen them get this far. With the couple finding the house which they want to buy and a salesman keen to impress during his probation period, we start to see Jesse's main flaw as he confides in his close friend and colleague a scheme how to afford the deposit which he is already supposed to have."
Set against a backdrop of modern-day life in a buzzing urban city, Corey Bovell depicts a relatable tale of a man struggling to adapt to the demands of adulthood and the responsibility that comes with a serious level of commitment. This brand new play made it’s London debut at Camden Fringe 2018. With Corey Bovell’s penchant for mixing social commentary with sharp humour, this latest foray follows on from his previous writings “The Last of Her Days” “The Theory of Three” and “After All This, proving his style and leanings towards humane, relatable stories.
TD Moyo directed this dynamic new play at the Tristan Bates Theatre, featuring, Jackie Macatiag as a young architect, Jesse; Martin O-Whyte a secretive prideful partner, Jamie; Corey Bovell, a goal-driven salesman and Alvin Ikenwe as Kieran, the ever-present friend.
“Bovell’s writing is quick fired, witty and up to date” – North West End ★★★
“I thoroughly enjoyed this play and would highly recommend it. This is a play full of energy, emotion and is a great laugh!” – LondonTheatre1 ★★★★
“The dialogue is quick and witty and some of the exchanges will have you crying with laughter” – TBB
“A richly imaginative and well-written piece with some moments of pure joy and brilliance.” – The British Blacklist ★★★
This project is supported by Oisel Productions
The last of her days 2015 Oxford House Theatre
Tied together by a single poem, “The Last Of Her Days” is the passing of the torch, burning new ideas with the flight of the old. Can Lynn teach her Grandson Philip the ways of the world before? Only the time they have left will tell!!!!
The Last of Her Days was directed by the powerful duo Kieran Shekoni & Tyrone Lee-Davis at Oxford House featuring Corey Bovell as Philip, Aaron Deacon as Spencer, Samantha Earle as Thelma/Young Lynn, Lauren Marshall as Kelly, Jerome Millington- Johnson as Eric/ Young Winston and Angela Waters as Lynn
This project is supported by Oisel Productions