Written by Annie Siddons with original music by Asaf Zohar, Directed by Laura Keefe.

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.


Read more about the show in an email interview between Annie Siddons and Maddy Costa on Exeunt. 

Cast & Crew

Annie Siddons– Writer/Performer
Asaf Zohar – Composer
Jorell Coiffic-Kamall – Performer (Dennis)
Laura Keefe – Director
Emma Bettridge – Producer
Jen Smethurst – Producer
Daniel P. Cunningham – Movement Director
Andy Purves – Lighting Designer


Live in SE20?

If you live in the mighty Penge, you can get discounted tickets! Just follow through the usual booking procedure and your SE20 postcode will automatically give you £10 tickets. Max 4 per person.


Co-commissioned by Ovalhouse and the Albany.
Supported by: Camden People’s Theatre, Bristol Ferment and BAC. Funded by Arts Council England.


Top image design: Jon Attfield.