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Kitchen Diva

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Title: Kitchen Diva
Author: Price, Norman
Price: $23.95

Cast: 1M 2F
Character Ages: 40 - 50
Length: 1.5 hrs approximately
Target Audience: Adult
Style: Black Comedy / Cabaret
Themes: Suburbia, relationships, childlessness, death

A three-course feast of cooking, music and mayhem!

With a repertoire of favourites from Shirley Bassey, Barbra Streisand, Tom Jones, George Gershwin and Elvis Presley comes Kitchen Diva - a sassy and witty kitchen cabaret, underpinned by the dark layers that make up the relationship triangle between Joe, his mother and Megan.

“takes audiences into suburban homes, rips up
the floorboards and reveals the bodies buried
underneath” – Australian Stage

SYNOPSIS
It’s Joe’s birthday. He’s busy in the kitchen preparing a celebratory dinner, hoping to rekindle his relationship with his estranged wife, Meagan. The preparations for such an important night are complicated enough without the constant interruptions from the ghost of his cabaret-singing Mother. Emerging from the pantry in full showstopping glamour, she belts out advice concerning love, life and false teeth in between singing from her extensive repertoire of cabaret hits. Things could get messy once Meagan arrives but of course “the show must go on”! A dark and witty play, full of sweet and sour songs, Kitchen Diva is a scrumptious feast of cooking, cabaret and mayhem.

PRODUCTION HISTORY
Produced by La Boite Theatre Company at the Roundhouse Theatre in June, 2008 as part of their mainstage season.

PLAYWRIGHT
Norman Price is a playwright, director, actor, theatre scholar, and graduate from NIDA (Acting) in 1961. He has worked for over 30 years in the theatre industry both in Australia and overseas, lecturing in Theatre Studies at the University of Melbourne as well as overseas. Norman’s commissioned performance texts include: The Other Mother, Hand Luggage, A Sweet Life, Looking Through Glass (screenplay), Life With Catherine (La Boite) and The Pineapple Queen (La Boite). Published texts include: Barking Dogs (Metro Arts), Urban Dingoes (La Boite) and Kitchen Diva (La Boite).

Publisher: Playlab Press
Publication date: 01/01/2008
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780908156771
Publishing status: Active (web)
Kitchen Diva