The Iranian Feast takes a bow

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Mick Strobel as Abbas

The Iranian Feast, written by Kevin Dyer, closed on 24 April having toured to 30 rural village halls and arts centres up and down the country. The play originally toured in 2013 and was remounted this year due to the feedback from those audiences, promoter demand and its continued relevance of subject matter in today’s world. The Aash-e- Reshte (the delicious, velvety Persian soup served to audience members) is worth a revival alone. A play text of the script has been published and can be purchased online.

We received positive feedback from audiences, who were able to enjoy this unique experience with their neighbours, keeping alive a community spirit:

‘Long anticipated and worth the wait. I won’t even begin to understand how they combine acting cooking, singing, and dancing but the result is really something special.’

‘The play was most thought provoking and yet it had a nice light touch of humour.’

‘As always, we were astonished by the energy and enthusiasm. The incredible way the company comes into a strange venue, sets everything up (overcoming various obstacles on the way!), and performs to a high standard after being in the place for a mere couple of hours. Just brilliant.’

‘Your choice of production was intentionally provocative and unsettling – both very good attributes for the Home Counties.’

‘Refreshing to enjoy such an innovative production in rural Dorset.’

‘It was done so well and made the audience feel as though they were playing a part in it.’

The show was also well received by critics with reviews from The Guardian and The Chester Chronicle.

We will be on the road again this autumn with Launch Party: a new play written by Nel Crouch from associate company, Bucket Club.  Further details will be announced shortly.

For more information on Bucket Club, visit or follow them on twitter @wearebucketclub

Until the next time…

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