FEED your mind and excite your taste buds at the Stephen Joseph Theatre next month when The Chef Show, by Yorkshire playwright Nick Ahad, takes to the stage.

Part comedy play, part cookery demonstration, The Chef Show takes its audience behind the scenes on a busy Saturday night in the local curry house.

Two actors play a cast of thousands in heroic and comic tales inspired by interviews with real people in the trade. They’ll be joined on stage by real-life chef Abul Ali from the Scarborough Tandoori Restaurant who will provide tips on how to create a spicy offering of your own.

The Chef Show reflects on the many villages and towns where there are ‘Indian’ restaurants with staff that rarely have any social contact with other members of the community apart from serving them food.

The performance includes a chance to taste the food and share conversation with the cast.

Director Stefan Escreet said: “The Chef Show was originally inspired by an event in my local village hall. Our partnerships with local restaurants and takeaways are crucial and the enthusiasm and generosity of the owners and staff has been really encouraging. We know that the audience will have a great night out.”

The Chef Show can be seen in the Round at the SJT at 7.30pm on Tuesday, June 4. Tickets can be booked on 01723 370541 or www.sjt.uk.com