Arts & Culture
Theatre Company Blouse & Skirt announce first major production ‘Rice & Peas’
- 9:30 pm
30 April 2022
Metal Culture | £35
Chalkwell Hall, Chalkwell Avenue, Southend on Sea SSO 8NB
The first major production for Blouse & Skirt! is Rice & Peas – a three course, three act immersive dining experience.
Grenada, 1948. Figgy and Edith enjoy a meal the evening before Figgy boards The Empire Windrush, both blissfully unaware they will not see each other for two years. When Edith arrives in London two years later, she carries within her a secret that threatens to tear apart their dreams of the Motherland.
With a menu designed by Jon Bentham, (Former head chef for Gary Rhodes) Rice & Peas allows audiences to share three West Indian courses with this couple over the course of their life and discover the heartache and courage it took so many to start a new life in Great Britain.
- Callaloo Soup with Spiced Creole Bread
- Breadfruit & Sweet Potato Balls
- Eggplant Curry with Quorn Dumplings, Crisp Roti Shell and Spiced Lime Pickle
- Ground Provision Oil Down
- Rice & Peas
- Macaroni & Cheese
- Chocolate Mousse with Grenada Spice Cake & Vanilla Ice Cream
All of the food is prepared by Executive Chef, Jon Bentham. It is a fully vegetarian set menu. Full vegan menu available. Just click the option when booking.
Performances take place from Thursday 28th – Saturday 30th April 2022.
Running time: 90 – 120 minutes, no interval.
Book your tickets here
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