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Closed 28 Feb 2021
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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?
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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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Performance days & times
Saturday 20 Feb - 12-30pm
Sunday 21 Feb - 12-30pm
Saturday 27 Feb - 12-30pm
Sunday 21 Feb - 12-30pm
£16 Show + Food Kit (1-2 Portions)
£20 Show + Food Kit (3-4 Portions)
Amanda Ang - Connie (Kuala Lumpur)
Michelle Wen Lee - Connie (UK)
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