The Kitchen is the latest production from London’s National Theatre that will be rebroadcast all around the world, including our own Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater, November 1 – November 2 at 7 pm.
Here’s the gist of the show: 1950s London. In the kitchen of an enormous West End restaurant, the orders are piling up: a post-war feast of soup, fish, cutlets, omelettes, and fruit flans. Thrown together by their work, chefs, waitresses, and porters from across Europe – English, Irish, German, Jewish – argue and flirt as they race to keep up. Peter, a high-spirited young cook, seems to thrive on the pressure. In between preparing dishes, he manages to strike up an affair with married waitress Monique, the whole time dreaming of a better life. But in the all-consuming clamor of the kitchen, nothing is far from the brink of collapse.
The Kitchen puts the workplace center stage in a blackly funny and furious examination of life lived at breakneck speed, when work threatens to define who we are.
Tickets available now!
$15 | $13 for subscribers | FREE for UCCS students