Riverside Theatres Digital presents Blush Opera’s
CHOP CHEF – ON DEMAND
by Julie Koh and Paul Smith
The critically acclaimed show Chop Chef was a hit when it came to Riverside in April 2021 and we are excited to be offering it on-demand through our Riverside Theatres Digital platform from Saturday 17 July 2021 to Sunday 1 August 2021 inclusive. During this period of time, you’ll be able to watch it as many times as you wish.
Chop Chef is a dark, satirical comedy where six contestants from around Australia enter the cooking battle field of a fictional reality television series Chop Chef. Faced with unusual and extreme cooking challenges, Kitty, Tom, Andy, Victoria, Kale and Renée must compete to remain alive in the game and avoid facing the chop – literally.
The shiny kitchen arena is watched over by three omnipresent judges who decide the fate of each contestant but not all is as it seems and some contestants start to question the forces that bind them to their contracts. Perhaps the tables will turn…
This new Australian opera mashes together flavours of Masterchef and Hunger Games on the operatic stage where reality television can be pushed to its absurd conclusions. In thrilling arias and melodramatic ensembles, each contestant is stretched to their limit and will stop at nothing to be the last chef standing. In the game of Chop Chef, there is only one rule – eat or be eaten. Are you ready to join our on-demand audience?
How You Can Access
This production was filmed live at Riverside Theatres in April 2021 and is now accessible on-demand into your home. The link will be available from Saturday 17 July at 10am – Sunday 1 August 2021 at 10pm only on YouTube. This show is a streamed experience, and will not be available to view online after the event.
You are welcome to share and watch the performance as a group or couple. But if you are going to share the online version with your family or a group in your household, please consider that when purchasing your household ticket.
This stream contains Subtitles
Chop Chef satirises racist and cultural attitudes and tropes, and therefore contains material that may be confronting to some audience members. This production includes strong language, adult themes, misogyny, sexual references, suicide and death.
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This project has been supported through a City of Parramatta Council Creative Economy Grant
Promotional Photography by: Georgina Koureas
Production Photography by: David Hooley
Conductor Luke Spicer
Directors Kenneth Moraleda & Nicole Pingon
Set & Costume Designer Keerthi Subramanyam
Lighting Designer Kate Baldwin
Video Designer Susie Henderson
Production Manager Tyler Fitzpatrick
Creative Consultant Courtney Stewart
Associate Music Director Antonio Fernandez