Brave diners and passengers, you who have agreed to come on a journey of the senses, and taste tomorrow, don’t be afraid, nothing here will harm you in the normal sense of the word. The future is flavoursome. Trust us
Succulent and sustaining, dirty and dangerous, food glorious food.
You are invited to the Gastronauts Restaurant for a theatre adventure with food and music.
For the intrepid eater. During the performance a variety of tastings will be served, you can choose not to eat and will be able to make an informed decision.
Age Guidance 14+
April De Angelis’ credits at the Royal Court include Jumpy (also transferred to the Duke of York’s as part of the Royal Court’s West End season), PIIGS (part of Open Court) Catch and Wild East. Credits elsewhere include A Gloriously Mucky Business (Lyric Hammersmith); Calais (Paines Plough/Oran Mor); Country (Southwark Playhouse); an adaptation of Wuthering Heights (Birmingham Rep Theatre); A Laughing Matter (Out of Joint, National Theatre); The Warwickshire Testimony (RSC, The Other Place); The Positive Hour (Out of Joint /National Tour) and Playhouse Creatures (Sphinx Theatre Company, later revived by Old Vic Theatre).
Nessah Muthy’s play Hungry was performed as part of Lost in Theatre in Open Court and will be making her Jerwood Theatre Upstairs debut with Gastronauts.
Wils Wilson’s directing work includes The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart, which recently played in London as part of the Royal Court’s Theatre Local. Other credits include Gobbo – The Adventure of Gobbo and The Watchmaker devised and created with David Greig and Home Shetland created with Jackie Kay and Ignition a site-specific production for the National Theatre of Scotland. Wils was co-founder and Co-Artistic director of Wilson+Wilson creating site-specific art, installation and theatre. Her other work includes productions with Manchester Royal Exchange, Live Theatre, Bolton Octagon, Gate Theatre, Midsommer Actors and BBC Radio Drama and The Manchester Lines, a site-specific play for the Library Theatre Manchester, written by Jackie Kay.
You will be able to decide what you eat during the performance and information will be provided to allow you to make those decisions.
Everything on the menu is suitable for vegetarians unless otherwise stated.
Only one dish contains nuts (and this will be stated when served), but all our food is prepared in a kitchen that uses nuts and where traces might be found. If you are concerned about a severe food allergy please contact Box Office on 020 7565 5000 who will be able to inform you which courses/dishes (if any) to avoid.
Gastronauts have chosen to support The Trussel Trust, a charity that partners with churches and communities to open Foodbanks nationwide. We would really appreciate it if each diner could bring an item of non perishable food to the show with them.
“I thought it was extraordinary as a dramatisation of a night in a restaurant it did brilliantly… better than 90% of restaurant experiences I’ve had”
“Exactly what Heston Blumenthal would like to do”
Giles Coren, BBC Today Programme, 28.11.13
“I loved it so much I wanted to take it home in a doggy bag”
Samuel Murston, The Independent, 28.11.13
4 stars “An ingenious show that manages to be both fun and sobering, performed with mischievous style by the cast”
Sarah Hemmings, FT, 29.11.13
3 stars “It’s more the sort of thing you’d expect from hip performance collective Shunt than the theatre that gave us John Osborne and Sarah Kane. And, frankly, it’s a hoot.”
“It’s a bloody good night out – I’d come back for seconds.”
Andrejz Lukowski, Time Out, 29.11.13
Wed 27 Nov, 7:00pm Thu 28 Nov, 7:00pm
Sat 30 Nov, 1:30pm Sat 7 Dec, 1:30pm Sat 14 Dec, 1:30pm Sat 21 Dec, 1:30pm