The Kitchen

 


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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 clamour of the kitchen, nothing is far from the brink of collapse.

Arnold Wesker's extraordinary play premiered at the Royal Court in 1959 and has since been performed in over 30 countries.

Directed by Arnold Wesker.

  • In repertory
  • £12-£30

Where

Olivier Theatre

National Theatre
South Bank, London, SE1 9PX
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Box office: 020 7452 3000

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