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VenueThe Kiln (formerly Tricycle Theatre)
TownInner London
CountyGreater London
From13th October 2005
Opened17th October 2005
To19th November 2005
WhenMon-Sat 20:00. Oct 17 at 19:00. Sat Mats 16:00
PricesFrom £8.50. To £18.00.
What is currently on at The Kiln (formerly Tricycle Theatre) (V250)

Chicken Soup with Barley

A landmark play in the history of post-war British theatre, Chicken Soup with Barley is a political drama based upon Wesker's own experiences of growing up in a Jewish family in the East End of London. Spanning three decades, it documents the effect of post-war social issues on Jewish families such as Wesker's. For the Kahn family the Promised Land is neither the Jerusalem of their forebears, not the basement flat they live in now. Their dreams of a better world is sustained by the vitality of the community around them, and is put to the test in the anti-fascist riots of the 1930s. History begins to take its toll as the mother's ideals and resilience contend with a father's weakness in a deeply moving portrait of the forces that drive us apart, and the ties that bind us together.
Author Arnold Wesker

Archive :: production:T159274830, play:S01750201951, venue:V250

Production details


Producer Nottingham Playhouse
Producer Tricycle Theatre
Director Giles Croft
Design Dawn Allsopp
Performer Robert Benfield (Hymie)
Performer Russell Bentley (Prince)
Performer Rachel Edwards (Ada/Bessie)
Performer Caroline Lennon (Cissie)
Performer Shona Morris (Sarah)
Performer Daniel Rabin (Monty)
Performer Simon Schatzberger (Harry)
Performer Nitzan Sharron (Ronnie/Dave)

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