Preview by Paul Nelson
THANKS to support from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea,
the John Lyon's Charity and an anonymous donor, the Chelsea
Theatre is pleased to announce a subsidised ticket scheme
for its Christmas production, Feast.
Up to 600 tickets are available under this scheme, which makes
it possible for community and school groups in the borough to
see Feast at no cost.
Written by Chris Speyer, with music by Ieuan Goch ab Einion ,for
acclaimed theatre company, Monster Productions, Feast -
from November 27 to December 23 - is a celebration of all things
edible, with great storytelling, original music, vibrant visuals
and loads of participation.
Feast is 60 minutes long with no interval and is suitable
for children aged six and under.
King Nibble IV wants a feast. But his lazy cook will only microwave
frozen dinners that all taste and look the same.
He longs for the delights cooked in the days of his great-grandfather,
King Nibble The Great. In those days, feasts were grand affairs
where the royal kitchen would create grub that satisfied every
sense. Sailing ships carried fragrant spices across oceans.
Fruit and vegetables of all shapes and sizes were picked in every
colour of the rainbow. In addition, if the guests still had room,
they could enjoy sweet, heavenly cakes.
Now everything tastes like boiled cabbage and King Nibble IV
wonders if he'll ever enjoy a feast fit for a king!
Alex McGowan, general manager of the Chelsea Theatre, said:
"Although we have kept the ticket prices for Feast deliberately
as low as possible (£5), we do realise that there are people
living in our local borough that cannot afford this.
"The subsidised ticket scheme makes it possible for us to
offer tickets to as wide an audience as possible. We've already
had a great response from local schools and groups, and we hope
that this is the beginning of a sustainable scheme which enables
more of our local community to come to the theatre.
"We know that this allocation may well be over-subscribed
and some people will be disappointed not to get tickets, but we
encourage them to keep in touch so that we can accommodate them
To ensure that the subsidised tickets are distributed as equitably
as possible, interested groups are required to fill in an application
form. For further information contact the Chelsea Theatre on 020
7352 1967 or email
Chelsea Theatre, Worlds End Place, SW10 presents Feast November
27 to December 23. Performances: Tuesdays to Saturdays at 10.30am
Note: there are performances on Monday 22 December. All tickets
£5. Groups: Every 11th ticket free. Box Office 0870 990
8454 Online www.chelseatheatre.org.uk
- There are no booking fees.
Tube and Bus Sloane Square then buses 11, 22 or 211, Earls Court
then bus 328, Fulham Broadway then bus 211