In The Kitchen – Synopsis

Series nameTheatre

This is the synopsis and cast list of Sampad’s bi-lingual, comedy prodcution ‘In The Kitchen’ from 2001. The synopsis provides a brief story line and lists the main cast members and production crew. The back of the synopsis also provides contact details for counselling services related to various health issues. ‘In The Kitchen’ is a bi-lingual comedy-drama charting the progress of an South Asian family dealing with and responding to, a range of mental health issues and the experiences of British South Asian communities dealing with the stigma attached to mental health.

Date of Creation / Publication2001
Associated Person/ OrganisationRay, Piali
Collection and Reference NumberSampad Collection (GB 2661 SA)
Catalogue NumberSA/THE/2
CopyrightThe Creator and/ or the associated
Access to originalsThe originals belong to Sampad
Series notesTheatre is a relatively new area of activity for Sampad, although drama sessions have always played a key role within educational projects and programming. Sampad is currently adopting a new theatre strategy to encourage young British Asians to become more involved in theatre as participants, audiences, practitioners, administrators and producers. To date, Sampad has been commissioned a number of theatre productions, and has also held a conference on South Asian Identity in 1997, which included drama presentations.
Collection notesSampad was founded in 1990, under the directorship of Piali Ray OBE. The arts organisation was established to strengthen the infrastructure of South Asian arts in the West Midlands and Birmingham region. Due to Director Piali Ray's background as a dancer, this south Asian arts development agency has retained its strengths in dance, however its current remit is much wider, covering cross art forms of music, theatre, crafts and literature within education and community environments.