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Irvine Barclay Theatre
4242 Campus Drive Irvine, CA 92612
949-854-4646
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Learn more about National Theatre Live and watch the trailer here.
“Superbly inventive.” —Daily Telegraph (UK)
“With wit and energy it keeps you gasping.” —The Times (UK)

Description

Running Time:  3 hours; one 20 minute intermission

Written by: Arnold Wesker

Directed by: Bijan Sheibani

1950s London. In the kitchen of an enormous West End restaurant, the orders are piling up: a post-war feast of soup, fish, cutlets, omelettes and fruit flans.

Thrown together by their work, chefs, waitresses and porters from across Europe – English, Irish, German, Jewish – argue and flirt as they race to keep up. Peter, a high-spirited young cook, seems to thrive on the pressure. In between preparing dishes, he manages to strike up an affair with married waitress Monique, the whole time dreaming of a better life. But in the all-consuming clamour of the kitchen, nothing is far from the brink of collapse.

Arnold Wesker’s extraordinary play premiered at the Royal Court in 1959 and has since been performed in over 30 countries. The Kitchen puts the workplace centre stage in a blackly funny and furious examination of life lived at breakneck speed, when work threatens to define who we are.

The Kitchen features an ensemble cast of 29 actors.

The National Theatre Live is a successful initiative that broadcasts live performances from the National’s stages to cinemas worldwide.  Since its first season, which began in June 2009 with the acclaimed production of _Phédre _starring Helen Mirren, over half a million people have now experienced the National’s acclaimed work on movie screens around the world.