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Rice!

Closed 28 Feb 2021

Online

An immersive, edible journey from Kuala Lumpur to London via your own kitchen. Rice! is a story of migration, the delicate existence of life between two cultures and the food that shapes it.
Rice - Online from Omnibus Theatre and Wayang Kitchen

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Show details

Synopsis


1996, Kuala Lumpur: Connie Cheng is a modern Malaysian born Chinese woman, torn between the traditional values of her grandmother and her glamourous life as a late-night lounge singer.


2021, London: Now a first generation British Chinese Malaysian, Connie realizes she's lived longer in the UK than she ever did in Malaysia.


Rice! is a story of migration, the delicate existence of life between two cultures and the food that shapes it.


How do you hold onto the past while looking towards the future?


Background, advisory warnings


Age suitability: 14+


With a package of simple ingredients delivered straight to your door, our chef partners will teach you how to prepare some of the food that defines Connie.


Fill your home with the scent of Chinese five spice and get a taste Connie's life through a delicious blend of storytelling, food and song.


Rice! is a unique culinary theatre experience cooked up by Wayang Kitchen, a new company based in Malaysia which fuses food and performance, written by Vera Chok (#1 Amazon bestseller The Good Immigrant) and brought to (virtual) life in partnership with Omnibus Theatre.


This dynamic production will be performed live from both Malaysia and the UK.


There are three ticket options for this production:


Show - Performance only


Show and Food Kit (1-2 portions) - Performance PLUS food kit and access to 1-hour pre-show virtual cooking class


Show and Food Kit (3-4 portions) - Performance PLUS food kit and access to 1-hour pre-show virtual cooking class.


The performance will take place on Zoom, a link and any further access details will be sent to the email address you used to book one day ahead of the event.


Those who have purchased a food ticket will be sent a food kit with printed recipe instructions ahead of the event and are invited to join a 1-hour pre-show virtual cooking class to prepare a selection of small dishes to taste as the story unfolds.


Each food kit is a light meal, delivered in recyclable packaging.


A vegetarian option is available.


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Dates


Previews from:Saturday 20 February 2021

Press night:Sunday 21 February 2021

Closes:Sunday 28 February 2021

Performance days & times


Evening:

Matinee:

Saturday 20 Feb - 12-30pm

Sunday 21 Feb - 12-30pm

Saturday 27 Feb - 12-30pm

Sunday 21 Feb - 12-30pm


Running time: 1 hr 00 mins; Pre-show cooking demo session: 1 hr

Tickets


Standard:

£10 Show

£16 Show + Food Kit (1-2 Portions)

£20 Show + Food Kit (3-4 Portions)


Cast


Amanda Ang - Connie (Kuala Lumpur)

Michelle Wen Lee - Connie (UK)


Creatives


Author: Vera Chok
Director: Hester Welch and Razif Hashim
Production: A Wayang Kitchen and Omnibus Theatre co-production. Producers: Hester Welch and Razif Hashim, Consultant producer: Felicity Paterson

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