Cooking with Elvis

A Derby Theatre Production
Derby Theatre Productions
Friday 26 April 2013 - Saturday 18 May 2013
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"Altogether delicious, raw, raunchy, funny and compassionate"
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By Lee Hall.
Directed by Mark Babych.

A raucous, fast-paced and deliciously dark comedy from the writer of Billy Elliot and The Pitmen Painters.

Set around the lives of four people: Jill, a fiendish cook who whips up one exotic dish after another; Mam, a troubled, anorexic, alcoholic; Dad, an Elvis  impersonator forced to watch life from the sidelines; and Mam’s lover, Stuart, who has his cake and eats it. Mam’s appetite for sex, Jill’s obsession with food and Stuart’s fascination with the family, all combine and see the King unwittingly caught up in the chaos.

Lee Hall’s Olivier Award-nominated play blends together all the essentials for comedy success: a dash of witty dialogue, a dollop of fantastic performances and a good glug of bawdy humour.

Cooking With Elvis was a huge success at the 1999 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and in the West End, and now you can see it at Derby Theatre, in our first ever professionally produced show.

Elvis has not left the building!

Contains strong adult content and sexual references.

Audio Described performance: Wed 8 May, 2.30pm & Tuesday 14 May, 7.30pm
BSL Interpreted performance: Tuesday 14 May, 7.30pm

INSIGHT: Free Post-Show Discussion
After the Thu 2 May, 7.30pm performance.

Running time: 
Approximately 2 hours including interval