Fringe Festival hit set for The Old Courthouse

Chopping Chillies was a great hit at Edinburgh 2016 and we are delighted to welcome the show to The Old Courthouse for one night only on Saturday 3 February.


This solo show, written and performed by Clair Whitfield and directed by award winning director Guy Masterson. A mix of prose, storytelling and physical theatre weaving London and India in a tale of fate, friendship and personal transformation.

Chopping Chillies tells the tale of Ajna Jan, an Indian martial artist from Kerala, who following a tragic accident inherits his uncle’s cobblers shop in Camden Town. He moves from Cochin to London and uses his knowledge of the body’s pressure points to alter his customer’s footwear, posture, confidence and ultimately their lives. Powerless to repair his own life, he finds himself challenged only when a young, dreadlocked hipster Katie opens up a cafe next door, and begins making food that reminds him of his lost family and the country he left behind. This unlikely friendship changes both their lives.

This is an enthralling tale, full of charm and surprises. Tickets available from Box Office T: 9442 8331 or online

“An extraordinary, humbling story of love, family, loss, grief, new beginnings and unexpected friendships. A delicious, appetising, spicy feast of a show!” (Edinburgh Guide, 2016)