Touring throughout Havering as part of Havering Changing. Rice & Peas – an immersive West Indian dining experience from Blouse & Skirt theatre company!

Following its incredible run at Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch, this show will be touring FOUR community venues throughout Havering. Tickets are available at the unbelievable price of just £10. The price includes both the show and a 3-course meal! You can book your tickets through the links at the bottom of the page.   About Rice & Peas This is the first major production from Blouse & Skirt and is inspired by Artistic Director, Mia’s, family history. Through each delicious West Indian course, you’ll be transported back to discover the heartache and courage it took so many to start a new life in Great Britain. Grenada, 1948. Couple Figgy and Edith enjoy a meal the evening before Figgy boards The Empire Windrush - both blissfully unaware they will not see each other for 2 years. But, when Edith arrives in London 2 years later, she carries a secret that threatens to tear apart their dreams of the Motherland…   About the Menu Executive Chef, Jon Bentham - former Head Chef to Gary Rhodes, designed this delicious vegetarian menu. A vegan option is available on request.   Amuse Bouche Callaloo Soup [Vegan] - Mustard   Appetiser Green Fig & Oil-Cornmeal Biscuit Soused Green Fig Salad [Vegan] - Coconut oil, carrots, onion, cucumber, lime, scotch bonnet, celery, and tomatoes   Main Course Oil Down – Rice and Peas [Vegan] – Celery, Gluten, Soya, Mustard Mac and Cheese [Vegetarian] – Dairy, Gluten, Mustard   Dessert Grenada Spice Cake – Bitter Chocolate Mousse – Vanilla Seed Ice Cream [Vegetarian] – Dairy, Eggs, Soya Grenada Spice Cake – Chocolate Mango Mousse – Vegan Vanilla Ice Cream [Vegan] - Soya   Please note: The menu is subject to change. Unfortunately, we cannot cater to certain allergens so please check the menu for allergen information. There are no alternative menu options available. Please note that we cannot guarantee a nut-free environment.   Performance times & dates   Harold Hill Chippenham Road Children's Centre, The Arcade, 85-89 Chippenham Rd, Harold Hill, RM3 8HP Tues 27th Sep | 1.30pm | 7.30pm Wed 28th Sep | 1.30pm | 7.30pm   Orchard Village Mardyke Community Centre, South St, Rainham RM13 8PJ Thurs 29th Sep | 7.30pm Fri 30th Sep | 7.30pm Sat 1st Oct | 1.30pm | 7.30pm   Rainham Royals Youth Centre, Viking Way, Rainham, RM13 9YG Tues 4th Oct | 1.30pm | 7.30pm Wed 5th Oct | 1.30pm | 7.30pm   Romford YMCA Romford, 29 Rush Green Road, Romford, RM7 0PH Fri 7th Oct | 1.30pm | 7.30pm Sat 8th Oct | 1.30pm | 7.30pm   Click here to book tickets Running time = 90 minutes (no interval)   Mia Jerome founded Blouse & Skirt Theatre Company in 2021 to celebrate stories, songs, performers and puppets from the African-Caribbean diaspora. She studied Creative Writing and Television at Kingston University and trained as an actress and theatre maker at Fourth Monkey Theatre Company. Mia (Writer, Director, and Producer), and Jon (Executive Chief), will be joined by Luke Circus as Senior Sous Chef, Simon George as Commis Chef, Anne Odeke as Dramaturg, and Wesley Laing as Sound Designer. Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch has been supporting the development of Rice & Peas for the past year, before programming this production as part of the Blueprint festival.

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