Double Delicious serves up secrets of diverse dishes through theatrical storytelling at Bunjil Place

Thursday 19 May – Saturday 21 May

double delicious serves up secrets of diverse dishes through theatrical storytelling at bunjil place

“There’s no such thing as a totally authentic wonton. Much like identity, you make it your own,” says author and performer in Double Delicious, Benjamin Law.

Double Delicious is an immersive theatrical experience delivering stories from five performers through a night of storytelling. Serving up dishes straight from the heart, Contemporary Asian Australian Performance (CAAP) brings its sell-out show to Bunjil Place Thursday May 19 – Saturday May 21.

Double Delicious showcases diverse Australian stories from performers who reveal the secrets of dishes significant in their lives. Heather Jeong, Raghav Handa, Valerie Berry, Benjamin Law and Jennifer Wong share compelling tales of family, upheaval, loss and legacy in stories that are bitter, sweet, sour and salty, combining the flavours of lived experience with that of Asian influenced cooking.

The performance creates a unique experience for all audience members, combining theatre, culinary experience and storytelling. Following sell-out seasons at Sydney Festival 2020 and OzAsia Festival 2021, Double Delicious will tour to metro and regional NSW and Victoria. CAAP’s vision to inspire artists and audiences meets in Double Delicious through the blending of food and theatre with elaborate visual and sound design. Immersing all the senses, every story is completely unique, much like the dishes that accompany them.

Double Delicious is an experience like no other.

• Heather Jeong recalls the story of meeting her father for the first time at the age of nine.
• Dancer-choreographer, Raghav Handa grapples with the loss of ritual, and how it fits into his contemporary life in Australia.
• Performer, Valerie Berry recalls the shock of moving, as a child, from bustling Manila to outback Ceduna, South Australia.
• Writer and media personality, Benjamin Law, combines humour and Australian culture in the shadow of the Big Pineapple.
• Recently joining the Double Delicious cast, writer and comedian Jennifer Wong, regularly performs sold out crowds, with her ‘smart wordplay and elegant cheek’. During the show, Wong uses her story to portray the many kinds of sweetness that nourish and heal.

This truly is a show that tantalises all the senses. Bitter and sweet, each story culminates in an authentic recreation of the storyteller’s chosen dish. Double Delicious will fill the heart and soul.

“Lush and evocative” 4.5 stars, Cara Anderson, Limelight Magazine


Thursday 19 May, 7.30 pm

Friday 20 May, 1.00 pm, 8.00 pm

Saturday 21 May, 8.00 pm

TICKETS $70 inclusive of tasting each performers dish.

Image: Heather Jeong. Provided by Contemporary Asian Australia Performance

Mick Pacholli

Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry. Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities.        

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