The Arab-Israeli Cookbook
Wed 6 Jul 2005 – Sat 6 Aug 2005
by Robin Soans
“Recipe for success…an indispensable show.” Evening Standard
“Skilfully done…an informative, unusual evening.” Daily Mail
‘Sometimes your life is honey, sometimes it’s onions… in other words. Sometimes it’s terrific, sometimes it’s shit’
Savour the real stories of three generations of people who live in a rich yet divided world. Food offers some constancy; the tastes swallowed and the meals shared. Israelis and Palestinians – Christians, Jews and Muslims inhabit a society where fear has become a way of life, something to be conquered on a daily basis. If there is one thing common to all sides it is the passion for the land and what it can produce.
Eight actors, play 42 characters, cook authentic recipes live on stage and tell of their love of life and a delight in the world. If you want to know how to make ”Fadi’s testicles”, fattoush, gefilte fish or even Thai stir-fry then join us for a cookbook like no other.
Cast includes Marion Bailey, Amanda Boxer, David Ganly, John Normington, Daniel Pirrie, Abigail Thaw, Simon Trinder and Nicholas Woodeson
Creatives include Tim Roseman and Rima Birhi (Directors), Ben Stones (Designer), David Plater (Lighting Designer) and Neil Alexander (Sound Designer)