ASAF ZOHAR, CRAIG STEIN AND ANNIE SIDDONS, R AND D 2018 OVALHOUSE. Photo by David Gilbert.
No matter how shit your day has been
No matter how low the world wants to make you
No matter if the money came from the back of the sofa
No matter if no one respects you
No Matter if you haven’t been touched in a Sex way for a while
No matter if your ideas go unheard
(Or even unspoken because you’re shy)
Fantastic Melly’s Chicken is a church that welcomes all, salves all, in its battery delicious opiate salty wings.
Its cross, the fluorescent perky cock’s face:
You see it, you know you’re welcome and will find solace.
You won’t be judged – you will be redeemed by the Holy Trinity
of Wings, Fries and Coke
Ready to face the next bit of the shit that life spits.
You’re a small god.”
© Annie Siddons 2017.
Annie returns to her storytelling roots to tell an urgent, compassionate and ecstatic tale, set in her childhood ends of Penge. Dennis of Penge is a new spoken word piece with masterful storytelling and music about poverty, addiction, friendship, ecstasy, chicken, love, and SE20, very loosely inspired by Euripides’ The BACCHAE, with music composed by Asaf Zohar (Reggie Yates TV series).
Directed by Laura Keefe
Performed by Annie Siddons and F-l-u-x.
Music by F-l-u-x.
Supported by Arts Council England, Albany Deptford, Camden People’s Theatre, Ovalhouse. In development. Full production opens autumn 2018 at Albany Deptford and Ovalhouse.