The first major production for Blouse & Skirt! is Rice & Peas – a three course, three act immersive dining experience.
Grenada, 1948. Figgy and Edith enjoy a meal the evening before Figgy boards The Empire Windrush, both blissfully unaware they will not see each other for two years. When Edith arrives in London two years later, she carries within her a secret that threatens to tear apart their dreams of the Motherland.
With a menu designed by Jon Bentham, (Former head chef for Gary Rhodes) Rice & Peas allows audiences to share three West Indian courses with this couple over the course of their life, and discover the heartache and courage it took so many to start a new life in Great Britain.
Menu – (Subject to change)
Callaloo Soup with Spiced Creole Bread
Breadfruit & Sweet Potato Balls
Eggplant Curry with Quorn Dumplings, Crisp Roti Shell and Spiced Lime Pickle
Ground Provision Oil Down
Rice & Peas
Macaroni & Cheese
Chocolate Mousse with Grenada Spice Cake & Vanilla Ice Cream
All of the food is prepared by Executive Chef, Jon Bentham. It is a fully vegetarian set menu.
Full vegan menu available. Just click the option when booking.
Performances will take place at:
Metal Culture, Chalkwell Hall, Chalkwell Avenue, Southend on Sea. SSO 8NB. Directions can be found here
Rice and Peas has been made possible thanks to the support of Creative Estuary Co-commissions, Metal Culture and Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch.
This show goes on sale on 4 Mar 2022.
For more information visit www.blouseandskirt.co.uk
28 - 30 Apr 2022
See below for times.
+65p QNext Fee
(includes three-course meal)
90 - 120 minutes
No interval in this performance