When: On until 1st December 2018, at 7.30pm (Saturday matinees at 3pm)
Where: Bunker Theatre, 53A Southwark Street, London SE1 1RU
£: Tickets cost £19.50, £15 for concessions, U30s for £10 (Suitable for ages 16+)
What is it?
Flux Theatre present CHUTNEY, a dark comedy about a young couple brought together by a murderous instinct for all things small and fluffy.
Offering a dark commentary on attitudes towards relationship taboos and the illicit desires that bond people or break them, this new black comedy is Animals of Farthing Wood meets American Psycho.
Claire and Gregg are, on the surface, the archetypal ‘normal’ couple: met at university, adored by each other’s parents, co-owners of a pleasant suburban home and an efficient John Lewis blender. But as fantasy and reality begin to blur, it soon becomes apparent that beneath their unassuming exterior they are united by an insatiable and horrific desire: to murder their neighbours’ pets.
Beginning with a humble Jack Russell, and escalating through most of the area’s hedgehog population, the couple unleash ‘Operation: CHUTNEY’. A self-serving campaign of bloodshed that reveals through sardonic humour the darkest corners of the human psyche and animalistic bloodlust.
Addicted to the erotic gratification of this carnal act, Claire and Gregg’s exploits sever expectations of storytelling, offering a cynical commentary on desires that bring us together and break as apart.
Flux Theatre create socially engaged work that takes risks in form and challenges conventional storytelling, aiming to inspire change, provoke thought and compel audiences. Flux also champion emerging playwrights through their Emerge nights, acting as a launch pad for work such as The Phlebotomist (Hampstead Theatre) and CHUTNEY.