Paul Capsis’s evocative and beautifully staged piece of autobiographical theatre was the sell-out smash hit of 2010. Now, Griffin welcome Paul and Angela’s Kitchen back to the Stables before heading off on a national tour. If you missed it the first time or simply want to see it all again, this is your chance to join the hordes of people who fell in love with Angela and her family in 2010.
A portrait of one man’s relationship with his grandmother and the story of an entire generation of post-war migration, Angela’s Kitchen
touched Griffin audiences like no other production in recent years. Time Out
has it on very good authority that, such was the emotional impact ofthe show, Griffin’s front-of-house staff had to keep boxes of tissues at the ready at the Stables Theatre for audience members moved to tears during the performance. (We also gave it five stars in our review
Now it’s back by popular demand. “We were inundated with people who responded to that show so glowingly that we felt like it had another life in Sydney,” says artistic director Sam Strong. “In that mix of shows, it’s a real delight as artistic director to present a work that’s so generous of spirit and warm of heart. It’s very simple in its storytelling but very effective, and it’s a lovely heart-warming story and night in the theatre.
Angela will also be taking her kitchen around the country next year on a national tour.
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