Former Strictly Come Dancing rivals Craig Kelly and Joe Calzaghe were reunited last night at the premiere of New Yorker Mike Batistick's comedy Chicken at Trafalgar Studios 2.

Set in the Bronx, Chicken is billed as a "gritty play full of street-smart humour" and centres on two childhood pals, Wendall (played by Kelly) and Floyd, an unhappy wife, and a sickly rooster they are grooming for an illegal cockfight.

Director Sam Neophytou and other cast members George Georgiou (Floyd) and Lisa Maxwell (Lina) were among those enjoying the post-show party at Brasserie Blanc. Also out to show support were actor Deepak Verma and Maxwell's Loose Women co-presenter Jane McDonald.

Chicken is playing at Trafalgar Studio 2 until 21 July 2012.

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