Would you like more Sauce with that?


Shrewsbury-based Theatre Company, Vested Interest, are serving up a second helping of restaurant performance, ‘Sauce’ this Month.

Last summer, they teamed up with Origins Restaurant at Shrewsbury College to deliver an evening of food and theatre. Writer and director Vicki Duckett explained that the show has been brought back by popular demand: “We had people ringing up desperately trying to get hold of a ticket. It was such a shame to turn them away. So this time we have decided to perform over two evenings.

“This unique dining experience will combine a four-course meal with farcical scenes acted out by Performing Arts students, which will happen just inches away from the audience.  The evening is a balance of delicious food and light-hearted entertainment. We can’t wait to perform it again.”

Origins Restaurant Manager, Ted Coxon, said the project evolved because Vicki was inspired by the venue. “It was written specifically with our restaurant in mind,” he said, “I think that’s quite special. I have been in the restaurant when Vested Interest have been rehearsing and it was exciting to see the space being used in this way. The diners are in for a treat!”

Vested Interest have the theatre company in residence at Shrewsbury College for the last 18 months and work to engage the Performing Arts students with new and original writing. Most recently, Vested Interest wrote the story for the two-night sell-out production of, ‘A Night at the Musicals’, performed at Theatre Severn.

If you enjoy food and theatre you can book tickets for ‘Sauce’, which will take place on Wednesday, 20 May and Thursday, 21 May, starting at 6.30pm, by calling Origins Restaurant on 01743 342611. Tickets cost £25 and will include a four-course meal plus the entertainment. After booking, tickets can be paid for on the evening.

For more information about Performing Arts courses at Shrewsbury College, please come to the Advice Event on June 4 from 5pm to 7pm or call 01743 342411. For more information about Vested Interest please visit www.vestedinteresttheatre.wordpress.com

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