Loughborough BA English and Drama students present the first ever stage adaptation of The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover. Culture Writer Emma Baggott tells us more…

‘Welcome Diners, to Spica and Borst; the finest in French cuisine that East London has to offer. Wear your best clothes and bring your best manners as we dine with Albert and his men. But keep your hands to yourself- his wife is off limits!’

Final year Drama students at Loughborough University are undertaking an enormous challenge for their end of year piece – adapting Peter Greenaway’s feature film, The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover, to stage. The team began work on the piece by adapting the script to work for a theatrical setting and are now working hard on choreography, stylizing the dialogue and creating a production that will have the audience at the edge of their seats.

But be warned, this production is not for the faint hearted. The story includes violence, sex, adultery and above all else – FOOD! Albert Spica, a greedy restaurant owner and renowned crook, eats every day with his cronies at the same restaurant. Unbeknownst to him, his wife, Georgina Spica, begins relations with an academic in the toilets of the restaurant. When her antics are revealed, Albert loses his mind and embarks on a rampage to find, torture and kill her lover.

The performances will take place in Martin Hall Theatre at 7.30pm on June 5th, 6th and 7th. For more information about the production please check out the blog: www.thecookthief.wordpress.com.

Buy your tickets (before they sell out!) at www.lufbra.net/thecook !


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