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Saturday, November 12, 2011


October saw the start of the highly anticipated third season of National Theatre Live, with the first play - One Man, Two Guvnors - being widely received by audiences across South Africa.

Now the public can look forward to the second feature, The Kitchen, which opens exclusively at Cinema Nouveau on November 12, 2011.

Arnold Wesker’s extraordinary play, The Kitchen, premiered at the Royal Court in 1959 and has since been performed in over 30 countries. It puts the workplace centre stage in a blackly funny and furious examination of life lived at breakneck speed, when work threatens to define who we are.

The Kitchen is set in 1950s London, in the kitchen of an enormous West End restaurant. The orders are piling up: a post-war feast of soup, fish, cutlets, omelettes and fruit flans. Thrown together by their work, chefs, waitresses and porters from across Europe – English, Irish, German and Jewish – argue and flirt as they race to keep up. Peter, a high-spirited young cook, seems to thrive on the pressure. In between preparing dishes, he manages to strike up an affair with married waitress, Monique, the whole time dreaming of a better life. But in the all-consuming clamour of the kitchen, nothing is far from the brink of collapse.

The Kitchen will be showing exclusively at Cinema Nouveau Gateway on November 12 (at 19h30), November 13 (14h30); November 16 (at 19h30), and November 17 (at 19h30). The running time is three hours, including host introduction and one 20 minute intermission.

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to see some of the world’s most popular theatre plays on the Big Screen and all in the comfort of your nearest Cinema Nouveau Theatre! Facebook: Ster-Kinekor Theatres | Follow us on Twitter: @SKTheatres| Mobi-site:|Ticketline: 082 16789

(Coming up next in this four part series is “Collaborators”, a new play by John Hodge, in January 2012, and “The Comedy Of Errors” by William Shakespeare in March 2012)