Feast of a play that is full of Eastern promise

The Iranian Feast

The Iranian Feast

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Here’s some food for thought – a play that feeds its audience.

If it sounds like something that would tickle your tastebuds, get yourself along to one of the two performances of The Iranian Feast.

This unusual production is set in the main character’s living room where Persian delicacies will be cooked – and served up – throughout the performance.

Meanwhile the audience will be encouraged to sample the food as they watch from the restaurant-style seating.

The play is described as a theatrical indulgence featuring a colourful feast of traditional song, food and dance.

Set in modern-day Tehran, this uplifting performance explores family life as an exciting mystery is unravelled.

Abbas is the central character, a loving father and a fantastic cook whose menu includes a serving pot of fresh herbs, sweet vegetables and spices – including a secret family ingredient.

The Iranian Feast is being brought to Lancashire by rural touring network of theatre Spot On.

Sue Robinson, from Spot On, said: “This play has all the key ingredients to create an outstanding show – great drama, lots of thrills and imaginative cooking! Abbas invites you personally into his front room to celebrate his treasured family life and share a small taste of Persian supper together.”

Performances take place at The Rainhall Centre, Barnoldswick, on Friday, November 8 at 7pm and at Clayton Brook Village Hall on Sunday, November 10 at 6pm.

Tickets are £7/£6 for adults and £5.50/£4 for concessions from 01282 818250 (Barnoldswick) or 01772 698074 (Clayton Brook).

Spot On works with volunteers in isolated communities promoting professional theatre, dance, music and children’s shows for everyone to enjoy.

Its events are made possible by nearly 300 volunteers across the country who have been delivering arts services in their communities for as long as 16 years.