- Audience member
Slow Cooked Stories, is a unique blend of local history, story-telling, and live on-stage cooking. Initially written and performed in Malvern with financial support from the Postcode Lottery Trust. SCS is now touring nationally, with the help of Arts Council England and local funders.
A Celebration of local diversity and heritage, shared together at the dinner table.
Strange futures take up residency in a community where they interview and taste, stories and food from all people, from every age and walk of life, within the community .
They then invite participants and audiences to an intimate dinner party.
We will all sit together at a table and the performers will offer you stories, whilst serving you 2-courses of food, from the stories, as well as extra individual small plates.
The stories and bits of conversations have been gathered from a variety of people in local community groups, individuals and friends and families. We haven’t used everything we’ve gathered but everything we have used has come from true stories, often – but not always – using people’s own words.
The food has been cooked from recipes provided by people involved and cooked by professional chef. Once you have booked, we will email you to check if you are vegetarian, vegan or have any food allergies. You are also welcome not to eat the food, if you don’t want to! It will be tasters only, not a full meal.
Created By Strange Futures
Jane George - Writer/Director/Performer
Matthew Simmonds - Writer/Performer
William Moore - Writer/Performer
Alex Lake - Writer/Performer
Mollie Guilfoyle - Writer/Performer
Margaret Adkins - Writer/Performer
Eliza Ann - Performer
Research, interviews and stories are conducted and gathered by all of the above members of the cast.
Dee - Head Chef
Caitlin - Chefs assistant
Pete Coxhead - Technical and lighting design
With special thanks to Community Action, Link Nurseries, Malvern Welcomes and other individuals from the Malvern Community that we interviewed as Part of the Initial Development
And All the help and support from Nicola, Collin, Chris, and all the team at Malvern Cube community and arts centre.
The Show Is now touring nationally, and funded and supported by a wide range of organisations in each location we visit.