Chicken Soup With Barley

Thu 13 Oct 2005 – Sat 19 Nov 2005

by Arnold Wesker

“emotion-packed family drama with strong political resonance… a work that hits you in the gut as few modern plays do”  The Guardian
“an opportunity to experience a landmark work” The Times
“Giles Croft’s note-perfect production makes Wesker as relevant as ever”  Metro

For the Kahn family, the Promised Land is neither the Jerusalem of their forebears, nor the East End flat they live in now. They are part of a vibrant community whose dream of a better world is put to an exhilarating test in the anti-fascist riots of the 1930s.

Share in their lives across three decades, as a mother’s resilience contends with a father’s weakness and a family faces the challenges of history. Chicken Soup with Barley is a deeply moving portrait of the forces that drive us apart and the ties that bind us together.

Cast includes Robert Benfield, Russell Bentley, Rachel Edwards, Caroline Lennon, Shona Morris, Daniel Rabin and Simon Schatzberger

Creatives include Giles Croft (Director), Dawn Allsop (Designer), Richard G Jones (Lighting Designer) and Adam McCready (Sound Designer)