“Great fun... tickles the taste buds... there is enough nourishment in these stories to make you leave feeling satisfied. Four Stars”
The Guardian on Curry Tales
“Astonishingly moving... rarely have I seen such talent or such intimate contact with the pulse of this nation”
The Independent on Curry Tales
“Delicious... comic, powerfully moving... an absorbing play. Four Stars”
The Times on Curry Tales
“Tour de force performance from Rani Moorthy... an intelligent and meticulously executed piece of theatre... sends the audience off happy”
Time Out on Curry Tales

Written and Performed by Rani Moorthy
Director: Linda Marlowe
Designer: Rachna Jadhav
Video: Arthur Smith
Lighting Designer: Jake Taylor
Music:  Jaydev Mistry

World Premiere presented in association with the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh Festival and Library Theatre, Manchester, August 2004

Nominated for Best Fringe Performance,MEN theatre awards Critics Choice, London Time Out

By turns hilarious and moving, ace cook Rani employs her culinary skills live on stage, encouraging audiences to eat what she cooks. Razor-sharp observation combines with acute characterisation in a heady mix of flavours to please the most discerning palate. Taking inspiration from the Kutthu theatre style of South India (which breaks conventions of space and the actor-audience divide) Rani actively engages the audience in the production via requests to peel, stir, taste and to even give recipe suggestions.Curry Tales also uses video projection filmed in India, Malaysia and the UK, and close-up live feed cameras let the audience in on what's cooking away.


National: Summer 2004, Spring/Summer 2005, Spring 2006

International: South Africa 2008, USA, 2008, Harare International Performing Arts Festival 2008, Zimbabwe, British Council Mauritius 2009, Esplanade Singapore 2013