The Kitchen (play)

1961 Jonathan Cape edition

The Kitchen is a 1957 play by Arnold Wesker. It was Wesker's first work which is his most performed play. It has been produced in sixty cities including Rio de Janeiro, Tokyo, Paris - where it was the first widely recognized production by Théâtre du Soleil in 1967, Moscow, Montreal and Zurich.[1] The play follows the staff in a cafe's kitchen during the course of a busy morning. A film version appeared in 1961.

The play was subject to a major revival at the National Theatre's Olivier Theatre in 2011.


  1. ^ Arnold Wesker - Wesker's Social Plays 1849435952 2012 "Includes the plays The Kitchen, The Rocking Horse Kid, Denial and When God Wanted a Son. This volume of Oberon Books' Wesker series includes the author’s most performed work The Kitchen (1957) produced in sixty cities from Rio de Janeiro to Tokyo, from Paris to Moscow, from Montreal to Zurich...."