Elvis Is Alive And At The Gatehouse In COOKING WITH ELVIS

ELVIS IS ALIVE AND APPEARING NIGHTLY UPSTAIRS AT THE GATEHOUSE

"A JAW-DROPPING THEATRICAL PLEASURE" Financial Times (Edinburgh Production)COOKING WITH ELVIS
By Lee Hall
Directed John Plews
Lighting Design by Phil Bentley
Design by Gemma Harris & Stephie Hoyle

Venue: Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Highgate Village, London, N6 4BD
Dates: Saturday, 14th March to Sunday, 19th April
Time: Tuesday to Saturday - 8.00pm
Sunday - 4.00pm
Box office: 020 8340 3488
Website: www.upstairsatthegatehouse.com
Tickets: £12.00 - £15.00 (concessions available)

Set in a dysfunctional Geordie household, Cooking With Elvis tells the story of one family and its tortoise torn apart by the aftermath of a terrible car accident.

Dad, left wheelchair-bound and unable to communicate with the rest of the world, spends the hours dreaming of his previous life as an Elvis Presley Tribute Act. Mam, his 38 year-old wife spends her nights seeking solace in the arms of the local young men whilst Jill, their fourteen year-old, food obsessed daughter, turns to the kitchen and her cookery project for consolation. When Mam decides to move Stuart, the local Baker, into the house and into her bedroom, the scene is set for a showdown which will have devastating consequences for everyone in the family including their pet tortoise.

This dark comedy by Newcastle playwright Lee Hall (probably best know for creating Billy Elliott) has been compared to the early black farces of Joe Orton and was first staged at the Edinburgh Festival in 1999 before transferring to London's West End.

Featuring:
Melanie Dagg
Catherine Nix-Collins
Mario Kombou
William Reay
Fisher Stevens

Mario Kombou starred as Vince Everett in the West End Musical, Jailhouse Rock and was the winner of the 2005 Images Of The King World Championship in Memphis, Tennessee. Fisher Stevens was a finalist in Walk a Golden Mile in My Shoes Elvis European Championships 2009.

Mario will play Dad on 14th, 15th, 17th, 20th 22nd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 29th & 31st March & 4th to 18th April
Fisher will play Dad on 18th, 19th, 21st, 28th March & 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 19th April 1, 19t

 

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