Double Delicious

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A Contemporary Asian Australian Performance production

“★★★★1/2 - A heartwarming and fun look at heritage and storytelling told one dish at a time.” - The AU Review

After sell-out shows at Sydney Festival, Double Delicious is on the menu in Chatswood! 

A sumptuous night of storytelling, served with a side of dishes straight from the heart. 

The flavours and aromas of our favourite dishes wind their way through the deepest recesses of our being, where even the thought of a particular meal can transport us back to a pivotal moment. After sell-out seasons at Sydney Festival, Asia TOPA and OzAsia Festival, Double Delicious sees storyteller cooks share secrets behind the dishes that proved significant in their lives.

Storytellers include TV Chef and Kim Chi master Heather Jeong as she remembers meeting her father for the first time at the age of 9. Dancer-choreographer Raghav Handa grapples with the loss of ritual, and how it fits into his contemporary life in Australia. Performing artist Valerie Berry recalls the shock of moving as a child from bustling Manila to outback Ceduna. And Writer, Journalist and Presenter Benjamin Law tells the hilarious story of growing up in the shadow of the Big Pineapple. And Writer and Comedian Jennifer Wong recounts the many kinds of sweetness that nourish and heal. 

This truly is a show that tantalises all the senses. Audiences will have the unique opportunity to taste the story. Bitter and sweet, each story culminates in an authentic recreation of the storyteller’s chosen dish. 

Tickets include a tasting sample of each of the five dishes cooked. 

Approximately 1hr and 40mins with food (no interval)
Recommended for ages 12+

Storytellers
Valerie Berry
Raghav Handa
Heather Jeong
Benjamin Law
Jennifer Wong

Musician
Nicholas Ng

Content Warnings
Some moments of flashing lights and loud music/noises. The dishes served may include meat, gluten, preservatives, egg and garlic.

"★★★★1/2 - A lush and evocative series of skilfully narrated performances, tantalising all the senses whilst also delivering moments of real human connection." -  Limelight Magazine 

This event is part of Chatswood Culture Bites 2022, Willoughby City Council’s innovative program of music, theatre, comedy and more in Chatswood CBD.

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Photos by Clare Hawley

 

When

  • Wednesday, 15 June 2022 | 08:00 PM - 09:40 PM
  • Thursday, 16 June 2022 | 05:00 PM - 06:40 PM
  • Thursday, 16 June 2022 | 08:00 PM - 09:40 PM
  • Friday, 17 June 2022 | 05:00 PM - 06:40 PM
  • Friday, 17 June 2022 | 08:00 PM - 09:40 PM
  • Saturday, 18 June 2022 | 05:00 PM - 06:40 PM
  • Saturday, 18 June 2022 | 08:00 PM - 09:40 PM

Location

Civic Pavilion, The Concourse, 409 Victoria Ave, Chatswood 2067  View Map

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