For just one week this September, a now-vacant EC1 pub will be transformed into a pop-up theatre venue for Crex Theatre’s production of The Kitchen Sink. More than just a pub, The White Lion’s popular bar will also feature a gallery space, hosting the works of emerging London artists. This brand-new arts venue – just a stone’s throw from Shoreditch High Street – will capture the intimacy so central to Wells’ heart-warming family drama.
With sequins, couscous, and lollipop ladies, Tom Wells’ depiction of a family in Withernsea, Yorkshire is funny and touching in equal measure. Kath’s kitchen sink is leaking, Martin’s milk float is falling apart, Billy’s portraits of Dolly Parton are a little revealing, and Sophie’s dreams of becoming a ju-jitsu teacher are disappearing down the plughole. With an original score by Jonathan Packham and a detailed kitchen design by Sarah Booth, Crex Theatre’s production balances the delicate humour and drama inherent in the script.
Crex Theatre’s team of young graduates is excited to bring The Kitchen Sink to the Barbican’s doorstep from the 24th September until the 2nd October. Following a previous run of sell-out performances to great critical acclaim, The Kitchen Sink promises to be an evening of heartfelt and hilarious comedy-drama.
Past praise of Crex Theatre’s The Kitchen Sink
‘funny, witty and thought-provoking throughout’ – The Northern Echo
‘wonderful, hilarious, and yet consistently moving’ ‘like eating a dense chocolate brownie’ – First Night
‘impossible not to enjoy’ – Palatinate
Press Nights: Thursday 24 or Friday 25 Sept, 19:30
Thursday 24 Sept – 1 Oct (ex. Sun. 27), 19:30
Saturday 26 Sept 2015, 14:30
Friday, 2 Oct 2015, 19:00
Duration: 120 minutes, including a 15-minute interval
Tickets: £10 (concession) / £12 (full)
The White Lion
37 Central Street
London, EC1V 8AB
Sunday 13th September 2015