South London fast-food chain Morley’s Chicken is to pay for 40 local young people to see a new play at the Brockley Jack Theatre.
It will sponsor the allocation for a new play called Chicken Burger n Chips, which runs from March 10-14. It is written by Corey Bovell, and is set in south-east London.
Morley’s Chicken has more than 40 shops across south London, and its ticket allocation is to allow young people to see the production who might not otherwise be able to do so.
Managing director Shan Selvendran said: “Morley’s is excited to support Chicken Burger n Chips. Like Corey, Morley’s was born in south London. We are a proud part of the community that calls us its own. As the play shows, fried chicken is important to many south Londoners. Some things are more important than fried chicken.”
Maeve O’Neill is the producer of the play, through Rua Arts.
She said: “We are delighted that Morley’s Chicken has shown real interest and engaged with this production. We’re grateful for their generous support, which, alongside support from After Hours Restaurant, enables 40 young people from the local community to see the play.”
She added: “Morley’s Chicken shops are part of south London’s culture and feature as an integral location within this story. To have the support of local businesses is fantastic and helps ensure that this story reaches and resonates with the very community in which it is set.”