The Chef Show - live at Oulton Village Hall with Arts Out West

with Guest Chef from Shuhag, Wigton

A fusion of play and cookery. Deliciously entertaining for all the family!

Two actors play all the roles in the story of a busy night in the local curry house. They are also joined by a chef offering a spicy cookery demonstration. Includes a chance to share food and conversation with your chef and the cast.

The story of The Chef Show centres on father and son Abdul and Khalid on a particularly busy night in their restaurant. As they struggle to deal with all of the customers ‘out front’ and the staff in the kitchen they also have to decide on the future of the family business. Will Khalid carry on the family business, or is this the end? Much of the fun of the show comes from seeing just two actors having to play multiple roles – in the same scene!

This is a comedy inspired by interviews with real people working in the ‘Indian’ restaurant trade. The show offers audiences an entertaining night out with a delicious taste of food and the chance to learn more about the lives of people who are running these restaurants.

During the performance the actors break out of the story to interact with the guest. The actors become presenters, letting the audience into a light-hearted discussion about food and cookery techniques with the chefs and finding out a bit more about them and their working lives.

Key Creatives

Stefan Escreet (Director) has been working in theatre for over 30 years, having started at The Dukes Lancaster in lighting and stage management before becoming a professional actor and director. He established Ragged Edge in 2016 after being Associate Director at Theatre by the Lake in Keswick for many years.

Nick Ahad (writer) has been a regular scriptwriter on Emmerdale. Nick is Anglo-Bangladeshi, lives in Bradford and he grew up in a family that runs an ‘Indian’ restaurant. He is an Arts Correspondent for The Yorkshire Post and also has a regular show on BBC Radio Leeds.

“A stroke of genius. While it makes serious and urgent points that speak to the divisive times in which we are currently living, the play is also very funny. Humour, food and empathy – a potent and winning combination.” - The Yorkshire Post

“This is a chef’s special, a deliciously funny and occasionally dramatically-daring concoction of a play” - British Theatre Guide


Full price: £10
Concessions (u18/students): £5
Family: £22


Call: 07964 660066 or book online below.