The Art House presents
11 May - 14 May 2022 Showing at The Art House Theatre
The Art House Presents
A Contemporary Asian Australian Performance production
Double Delicious is a sumptuous storytelling and culinary experience. Combining food and theatre with immersive visual and sound design, five storytellers reveal the secrets of dishes that are significant in their lives as they share compelling tales of family, upheaval, loss and legacy.
These are salty, sweet, sour and bitter stories from the heart, infused with memory and lived experience. At the end of each story, the audience tastes the dish, completing their experience of the story just revealed.
Tickets include a sample of each of the five dishes cooked.
The dishes served may include meat, gluten, preservatives, egg, garlic. All dishes are nut and dairy free. Two of the dishes are vegetarian, vegan and halal.
Co-Directors - Courtney Stewart and Valerie Berry
Concept and Dramaturge - Annette Shun Wah
Storytellers - Heather Jeong, Valerie Berry, Raghav Handa, Benjamin Law, Jennifer Wong
Set and Costume Designer - Leocampo Yuen Hon-Wai
Sound Designer/Composer and Musician - Nicholas Ng
Lighting and Projection Designer - Verity Hampson
Lighting Design Realisation - Sam Read
“A heartwarming and fun look at heritage and storytelling told one dish at a time” ★★★★½ The AU Review
"...deeply moving and gently provocative, turning focus to Australia’s multiculturalism and the way that notions of authenticity are shaped by our world." Ben Neutze, Time Out
"...a lush and evocative series of skillfully narrated performances, tantalising all the senses whilst also delivering moments of real human connection." ★★★★1/2 Cara Anderson, Limelight Magazine
"...a thoroughly delightful celebration of a culinary coming of age." Reviews By Judith.
"Five wonderful storytellers take turns bringing to life a tale from their past, all while slicing, dicing and enticing." Alana Kaye, Theatre Now
"Food expresses love. In Double Delicious, food is the common language that will be the bond between audience and the performers - and coupled with heart-warming stories, who could resist?” Elizabeth Chong, Performer