By Paul Capsis and Julian Meyrick
5 November - 18 December 2010
In 1948, Angela left Malta. Having gathered up five children, she sailed out on the Strathnavar, leaving poverty and the war behind.
Her destination: Australia. In Surry Hills, she could build a bright new life.
If only she could first learn the language, finish shoring up their dilapidated house, find new friends, get the racist neighbour off her back and keep her son away from sly grog queen Kate Leigh’s kids.
Back in Malta, someone else has made a journey. Making his way along Kalkara’s glistening harbourside, a young man with flowing black hair has returned to claim his past. Paul Capsis is walking home.
A journey that begins at a kitchen table becomes a sprawling family history and a fitting tribute to a much-loved matriarch.
Told simply and truthfully, Angela’s Kitchen is an astonishingly evocative piece of autobiographical theatre from one of Australia’s most versatile performers. For this intimate and incredibly personal new work, Paul Capsis is joined by director Julian Meyrick (October) and associate writer Hilary Bell (The Falls).
Hear Paul and Julian on ABC 702 (recorded 7 November 2010)
Direction Julian Meyrick
With Paul Capsis
Associate Writer Hilary Bell
Designer Louise McCarthy
Composer/Sound Design Alister Spence
Lighting Designer Verity Hampson
Audio-Visual Designer Steve Toulmin
Stage Manager Karina McKenzie
SBW Stables Theatre
10 Nimrod Street
Kings Cross NSW 2011
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Full $45; Seniors $36;
Group$36; Under 30 $26 (Monday-Thursday)
$15 Rush tickets available every Monday evening
Phone bookings 02 8002 4772
Previews 5, 6, 8 & 9 November
Season 11 November – 18 December
Monday – Saturday 7pm
Saturday Matinees 2pm
Wednesday Matinees 24 November, 8 December 12pm
Running time 80 minutes without an interval
Graces Blossom by Angus Cerini and Beautiful by Lachlan Philpott will be performed before Angela’s Kitchen on 23 November and 14 December.
Subscriber Briefing after the performance
on 16 November
"...an unlikely celebration of those who exist outside the box." ★★★★ Ben Neutze @TimeOutSydney gives Nick Coyle's 'The Feather in the Web' 4 STARS! Read the full review: https://t.co/r3pSwoETaJ
Griffin UP LATE is 2 weeks away! Join us for a post-show jam of music and chortles on Friday 2 November following 'The Feather in the Web' by the hilarious Nick Coyle, who will be joining an awesome lineup of storytellers, comedians & musicians. Tix $15: https://t.co/G7Ry05NVPa
"Few writers can pull this off...But Coyle succeeds, aided by a cast that switches gears as seamlessly as a luxury car." ★★★★ 4 STARS for Nick Coyle's 'The Feather in the Web' from @JohnRShand at @smh Have a read: https://t.co/taEPEj84dS
#TBT to Peta Brady in her play 'UGLY MUGS' (2014) directed by Marion Potts in a co-production with @MalthouseMelb #australianstories #australianplays
"Griffin has Four Pillars gin and tonics, making it arguably the best theatre bar in the city." The highest of compliments from @neutze. Loved this article!