The Kitchen
Theatre
Focus on India
UK & Ireland Premiere

The Kitchen is as far from any TV cooking show as you can get. It’s cooking on a whole other level – cooking as a metaphor for life. A unique theatrical experience, The Kitchen serves up a ritual fusion of sight, sound, smell and taste all the way from South India.

On stage a couple enact  a drama without words, stirring huge  steamy vats of payasam, a traditional Indian dessert. Behind them, under coppery light, 12 drummers beat out a surging rhythm on their sacred mizhavu drums while the fragrance of aromatic rice wafts through the theatre.

This mesmerising mix delights all the senses – especially taste – as the payasam is  passed around for sharing afterwards.

Audiences will be wowed with Indian director Roysten Abel’s unconventional theatre in this immersive and hypnotic UK & Ireland Premiere. Hear the drums, smell the cardamom, taste the payasam, satiate your soul  and rediscover the simple joys of life at The Kitchen.

https://youtube.com/watch?v=hkuSHZOZj5E

Breaking the conventional norms of the theatre, Roysten Abel’s The Kitchen became the perfect cocktail, tingling the five senses of the viewers

The New Indian Express