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Ovalhouse, Albany Deptford & Annie Siddons present

Dennis of Penge

Dennis of Penge is part gig, part poetry, part theatre performance, all transcendent.

Loosely inspired by Euripides’ the Bacchae. Dennis of Penge is about poverty, addiction, friendship, ecstasy, chicken shops, love & SE20. #DennisofPenge

  • Wheelchair Access
  • Wed 26 Sep – Sat 6 Oct, 7:30pm

Monday- Saturday. No shows on Sundays.

Tickets

  • Full: £15
  • Concession: £10
  • Under 26: £9

Running time: 75 mins

Venue: Downstairs

Book /  Box office: 020 7582 7680

Dennis of Penge is part gig, part poetry, part theatre performance, all transcendent.

“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 cos you’re shy Fantastic Melly’s Chicken is a church that welcomes all, salves all, in its delicious opiate salty battery 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. Ready to face the next bit of the shit that life spits.
You’re a small god.”

Loosely inspired by Euripides’ the Bacchae. Dennis of Penge is about poverty, addiction, friendship, ecstasy, chicken shops, love & SE20.

Praise for Annie's previous work:
“Witty, wry, tough, poetic and brilliant” **** The Upcoming

 “A rich, wild and precise poetry that breathes a colossal and sometimes angry humanity… Magical and strange…” **** The Scotsman

“Untamed, brilliant writing… grotesquely beautiful, tragic and uplifting. A one woman rollercoaster ride” **** Fest

 “Witty and profound” **** Evening Standard.

 “Frank, funny and compassionate”**** The Stage

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  • Wed 26 Sep, 7:30pm
  • Thu 27 Sep, 7:30pm
  • Fri 28 Sep, 7:30pm
  • Sat 29 Sep, 7:30pm
  • Sun 30 Sep, 7:30pm
  • Mon 1 Oct, 7:30pm
  • Tue 2 Oct, 7:30pm
  • Wed 3 Oct, 7:30pm
  • Thu 4 Oct, 7:30pm
  • Fri 5 Oct, 7:30pm
  • Sat 6 Oct, 7:30pm

Written by Annie Siddons

Original music by Asaf Zohar

Directed by Laura Keefe 

Additional information

Co- commissioned by Ovalhouse and Albany Deptford.

Supported by Camden People's Theatre, Bristol Ferment, BAC. Funded by Arts Council England

Book /  Box office: 020 7582 7680

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