Coronation Chicken is a one-hour comedy written by Christopher Mooney and directed by Emily Wilson. The performers are Isabelle Townsend and Simone Bendix, neither of whom are called Margaret but who call each other Margaret because, for reasons beyond their ken, they ‘feel’ compelled to do so.
Coronation Chicken has delighted audiences in kitchens and living rooms around Paris.
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Coronation Chicken is a recipe for disaster. It’s what happens when two women in a kitchen begin to question the meaning of everything – including their own identities, and every word that comes out of their mouths. Now add a chicken, Margaret Thatcher and Princess Margaret, two Francis Bacons, a bottle of whisky, and the Complete Works of William Shakespeare. Shake vigorously and serve.
“The best play about poultry written by Chris Mooney in decades.” Yolk
“Delicious!” Bon Uppity
“I laughed, I cried, I laid an egg.” Corinne Poule
‘The best English lesson I’ve ever had. I now know what to say, what not to say and that my name is not Margaret.” Daisy 81 years, alive and kicking
“I died laughing.” Francis Bacon
“No mere ‘kitchen sink drama”, Coronation Chicken is the full fridge: kitchen comedy at its finest.” Emily Zola