Riverside Theatres presents Blush Opera’s
by Julie Koh and Paul Smith
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 live audience?
This show will be Surtitled – surtitles (live performance) are the dialogue presented in writing, often as an English translation.
Book tickets on this page for the live, in person performance at Riverside Theatres Parramatta. If you’re looking for the Digital Show click here.
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.
There is a lockout and latecomers will be admitted at the first appropriate moment in the show.
This performance is part of Riverside Theatres Digital Series and will be livestreamed on our YouTube channel. Audience members may appear on camera, please advise our Box Office if you do not wish to be filmed.
*Please contact Box Office directly for group bookings of 8 or more, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 8839 3399.
Tickets to this event are sold to 100% of capacity. All Riverside patrons will be seated in line with current NSW Public Health guidelines, allowing patrons to be seated alongside each other. NSW Health strongly recommends you wear a mask when you are inside places where it is difficult to keep 1.5 metres distance from other people.
Please note that NSW Health regularly updates areas where there may be concerns regarding potential case transmission of COVID-19. Prior to attending your performance, we suggest patrons check the latest Case Alert Updates from Health NSW and follow the instructions regarding Close Contacts and requirements for self-isolation and/or COVID testing as stipulated by Health NSW and the current NSW Public Health Orders. Please note that patrons who have visited any identified alert area must NOT attend public performances or gatherings of any type. If you have any questions and would like to discuss this with a member of our team, please contact our Box Office staff on 02 8839 3399 or email BoxOffice_Riverside@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au
Riverside Theatres is registered with the NSW Government as a COVID Safe venue. Our COVID Safe plan was developed in line with federal and state government health guidelines, and following consultation with Live Performance Australia, other NSW venues, and various government bodies, on enhanced health, hygiene and safety measures. These measures include: defined audience capacity; social distancing; wearing face masks; mandatory Service NSW QR code registration check in; extra cleaning; increased sanitisation of high-touch surfaces; the provision of hand sanitiser, anti-bacterial wipes and hand washing facilities throughout the venue; traffic management plans to alleviate congestion in public spaces.
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It is also important that if you are unwell you stay at home. We have updated our ticket conditions and our Box Office team are available to talk through possible exchange and refund options. You can contact the Box Office on 02 8839 3399 or email BoxOffice_Riverside@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au
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This project has been supported through a City of Parramatta Council Creative Economy Grant
Promotional Photography by: Georgina Koureas
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