A live comedy show devoted to reviewing different kinds of crisps is coming to Manchester next month, and it sounds equal parts essential and hilarious.
Called, appropriately, The Crisp Review, the one-man show will be popping up at The Kings Arms Theatre in Salford this July as part of the Greater Manchester Fringe.
The man behind the crisps is Adam Evens, a self-professed snack enthusiast on an unabashed mission to ‘receive crisps to taste, for free, from crisp manufacturers.’
From humble beginnings spent reviewing crisps in his bedroom during lockdown, he’s now taking his thoughts out on the road – bringing his amusing Instagram and TikTok videos to life on stage.
Initially, Adam was just using Instagram and TikTok to share his amusing takes on different crisps in a bid to get some freebies.
Using his thorough, if fairly confusing, T.A.S.T.E system (Texture, Amount, Satisfied?, Taste and Economy) Adam diligently reviewed every crisp after crisp, only occasionally giving up several times in his quest for that elusive free crunch.
Eighteen months and fifty reviews later, though, a box finally arrived containing seven free packets and an overwhelming sense of success. Now he’s clear on one thing – he’s not planning on stopping any time soon.
Rather, the new goal is ‘to milk this idea to death’ (and we’re completely here for it).
So, we can look forward to future productions including crisps, a documentary about crisps, games involving crisps, graphs about crisps and *potentially* (sponsor pending) a packet of crisps.
For now, though, it’s all about the upcoming theatre show. Audience members will even be able to join in with the reviewing process, with each ticket holder gifted a free snack to taste during the show – courtesy of Serious Pig.
With a run of appearances stretching from 5-16 July, it’s already proving extremely popular with more dates added by organisers due to popular demand – so don’t hang about if you want to snag a ticket.
To get yours, head over to the Greater Manchester Fringe Festival website here.