Can & Abel Theatre presents
By Roysten Abel
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.
Breaking the conventional norms of the theatre, Roysten Abel’s The Kitchen became the perfect cocktail, tingling the five senses of the viewers