Readers who are familiar with Jump and Breakout will need no persuasion to come along to Nanta as part of the New Malden Festival. Koreans seem to specialise in high energy non-verbal performances with a wide international appeal, and Nanta is no exception. It won the top prize at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1999 and has played in 23 countries. It combines samulnori drumming (using kitchen utensils), acrobatics and comedy, and no doubt will also assist in the drive to promote Korean cooking as a major world cuisine.
Here’s a trailer for the show, to give you a taster:
And now, for the press release:
THE INTERNATIONAL HIT
FOR 11 PERFORMANCES ONLY IN THE UK
18 – 27 JUNE
“A high energy experience with infectious rhythms.” The Guardian
“Oriental dance, percussion and acrobatics. This show really cooks.” Daily Mail
Don’t miss the only UK dates of the internationally celebrated Nanta (Cookin’) – a spectacular fusion of comedy, oriental dance, Korean rhythms, fire, drumming… and some extraordinary acrobatic cooking!
Staged 4,236 times in 150 cities and 23 countries, Nanta (Cookin’) now comes to the Rose Theatre, Kingston for 11 performances only this summer.
This thrilling international hit combines drums and dance with knives, kitchen utensils, fire and acrobatics like you’ve never seen them used before. With no spoken word, this show is perfect for every age, culture and race.
THE HOTTEST TICKET IN TOWN!
FIRST ASIAN MUSICAL ON BROADWAY – SELL OUT
WINNER – BEST PERFORMANCE –
Edinburgh Festival Fringe 1999
WINNER – KOREAN TOURISM AWARDS
Tickets £15 – £25
24-26 High Street, Kingston KT1 1HL
Book with on 0871 230 1552 or online at
Travel: Kingston or Surbiton stations only 25 minutes from Waterloo.
Organised by Theatre4All
(automatically generated) Read LKL’s review of this event here.