Hilary Bell, playwright extraordinaire and all-round theatre guru, talks about her role as associate writer on Paul Capsis’s heart-warming one-man show, Angela’s Kitchen.Read More +
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).
Direction Julian Meyrick
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
With Paul Capsis
Preview 5, 6, 8 & 9 November
Season 11 November – 18 December
Monday – Saturday 7pm
Saturday Matinees 2pm
Wednesday Matinees 24 November, 8 December 12pm
80 minutes without an interval
Nick Marchand on Angela’s Kitchen
Angela’s Kitchen – Angela Leaves Home
Great Sydney Spoon Hunt
‘Angela’s Kitchen is a warm and well-made narrative that balances the universal and the particular, the sentimental and the wryly humorous.’ Sydney Morning Herald