1990s, Kuala Lumpur: Connie Cheng is a modern Malaysian born Chinese woman, torn between the traditional values of her grandmother and her glamourous life as a late-night lounge singer. 2021, London: Now a first generation British Chinese Malaysian, Connie realizes she’s lived longer in the UK than she ever did in Malaysia.
Rice! is a story of migration, the delicate existence of life between two cultures and the food that shapes it. How do you hold onto the past while looking towards the future?
Join us for an edible journey from Kuala Lumpur to London via your own kitchen. With a package of simple ingredients delivered straight to your door, our chef partners will show you how to prepare some of the food that defines Connie. Fill your home with the scent of Chinese five spice and get a taste of Connie’s life through a delicious blend of storytelling, food and song.
Rice! is a unique culinary theatre experience cooked up by Wayang Kitchen, a new company based in Malaysia which fuses food and performance founded by Razif Hashim and Hester Welch, written by Vera Chok (#1 Amazon bestseller The Good Immigrant) and brought to (virtual) life in partnership with Omnibus Theatre.
This dynamic production will be performed live from both Malaysia and the UK with thanks to our partners Concubine Restaurant and 5 Foot Way.
How does it work?
There are three ticket options for this production:
Show – Performance only
Show and Food Kit (1-2 portions) – Performance PLUS food kit and access to 1-hour pre-show virtual cooking class
Show and Food Kit (3-4 portions) – Performance PLUS food kit and access to 1-hour pre-show virtual cooking class
The performance will take place on Zoom, a link and any further access details will be sent to the email address you used to book one day ahead of the event.
Those who have purchased a food ticket will be sent a food kit, by our chef partners 5 Foot Way, with printed recipe instructions ahead of the event and are invited to join a 1-hour pre-show virtual cooking demo to prepare a selection of small dishes to taste as the story unfolds. The cooking demo will begin at 11:30am.
Food Kit tickets are limited and will be available to purchase until the Monday before the event.
Each food kit is a light meal, delivered in recyclable packaging. Delivery is nationwide. A vegetarian option is available, please email email@example.com to make this preference. Find out more here.