The Kitchen

 
9780140480740: The Kitchen

Arnold Wesker's perennially popular play. The central story tells of a frustrated love affair between a high-spirited, young German chef, Peter, and a married English waitress, Monique.


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SIR ARNOLD WESKER is one of Britain’s most prolific and well-known playwrights. Knighted in 2006 for services to drama, he is the author of 42 plays and volumes of short stories, essays, poetry and journalism. His work has been translated into 18 languages, and his played are performed worldwide.

Review:

"Wesker’s strength is his ear for the cadences of ordinary life and a political passion for those who lead it... with wit and energy it keeps you gasping." – The Times

"Wesker presents us with a fascinating microcosm of the melting-pot of post-war London... [and] the tyranny of the working world" – Evening Standard

"At his best [Wesker] is a dramatist of heart and humanity" – Daily Telegraph

"Anyone who has worked in a restaurant knows the sort of staff they can attract: drinkers, fighters, slackers, sex maniacs. That is the brilliance of Sir Arnold Wesker’s play" – Daily Mail

"This National revival confirms its exhilarating theatrical cosmopolitanism as well as its historical poignancy and significance." – Independent

"A masterpiece of modern realism" – Sunday Telegraph

"The play’s kitchen-sink realism is winning" – Independent on Sunday

"The Kitchen – like the plays of August Wilson – is that now lamentably unusual thing, a collective affair." – Sunday Times

"Wesker is fully alert to the quiet pockets of humanity among the mechanising forces of cheap mass labour" – Metro

"A fascinating portrait of post-war, pre-pill Britain’s working class... Look behind the counter at McDonald’s 50 years on and, but for the hairnets and the fags, little has changed." – Mail on Sunday



"Wesker’s strength is his ear for the cadences of ordinary life and a political passion for those who lead it with wit and energy it keeps you gasping." The Times

"Wesker presents us with a fascinating microcosm of the melting-pot of post-war London [and] the tyranny of the working world" Evening Standard

"At his best [Wesker] is a dramatist of heart and humanity" Daily Telegraph

"Anyone who has worked in a restaurant knows the sort of staff they can attract: drinkers, fighters, slackers, sex maniacs. That is the brilliance of Sir Arnold Wesker’s play" Daily Mail

"This National revival confirms its exhilarating theatrical cosmopolitanism as well as its historical poignancy and significance." Independent

"A masterpiece of modern realism" Sunday Telegraph

"The play’s kitchen-sink realism is winning" Independent on Sunday

"The Kitchen like the plays of August Wilson is that now lamentably unusual thing, a collective affair." Sunday Times

"Wesker is fully alert to the quiet pockets of humanity among the mechanising forces of cheap mass labour" Metro

"A fascinating portrait of post-war, pre-pill Britain’s working class Look behind the counter at McDonald’s 50 years on and, but for the hairnets and the fags, little has changed." Mail on Sunday

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