A theater show dedicated to the CRISPS review is coming to Manchester in July

This is a debate that annoys everyone. What is the best crisp? IMHO it has to be a kettle chip, something with a bit of depth and a deafening crunch. But I’m still not sure about the flavor yet. I’ll have to get back to you on that one.

The first of July marks the start of this year’s Greater Manchester Fringea month-long celebration of independent art, theatre, comedy, music and film.

This year, as part of the 2022 edition of the event, comedian Adam Evans has taken it upon himself to try as many chips as possible for his Crispy review show taking place at Salford’s The King’s Arms.

As he struggled to fill his time throughout the recurring shutdowns of the past two years, Adam began reaching out to various crisp makers for free crisps to review – spawning his show “The Crisp Review”.

Using his thorough’TO TASTE‘ system (texture, quantity, satisfaction, taste, economy) he worked his way through bags and bags of potato fries to his final conclusion of number 1 BEST crispy in the world.

18 months and over 50 reviews later, a box arrived containing seven free packs and a huge sense of accomplishment.

Now, Adam’s main goal is to milk this idea to death. Expect chips, a chip documentary, games involving chips, graphics on chips and potentially, if he can blame a chip sponsor, a free packet of chips for all participants!

The Greater Manchester Fringe 2022 runs from July 1-31 and features a range of performances taking place at various venues across the city. Alongside Adam’s show, there is also a VR Musicalfirst films by local directors and a 1980s-themed adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Many of the performances that take place at the Manchester Fringe also feature in Edinburgh’s infamous Fringe Festival which takes place in the city later in the year.

The Adam Evans Crisp Review show will take place at the King’s Arms on Tuesday, July 5 at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale now for £5!


The crisp review:

When: Tuesday, July 5
Time: 8 p.m.
Cost: £5
Location: The Kings Arms

To buy tickets