The Serpent’s Table is a theatrical and culinary experience like no other. Combining performance, food and installation, five storytellers reveal the secrets of dishes that are significant in their lives and share compelling stories of family, culture, loss, conflict and celebration.
Salty, sweet, sour and bitter tales from the heart are infused into each dish, as the audience is invited to taste the experiences and memories that have just been revealed.
A crack team of Asian-Australian artists come together with some of our most inventive cooks and restaurateurs, including Indira Naidoo (The Edible Balcony) and Pauline Nguyen (Secrets of the Red Lantern), to immerse audiences in a multi-sensory environment installed at Carriageworks.
Told with candour, emotion and humour, The Serpent’s Table is designed for an intimate audience of only 30 people, who will share in this unforgettable farewell to the Year of the Snake.
The Serpent’s Table is a collaboration between Performance 4a and Griffin Theatre , and the concept for the show was by Annette Shun Wah.
Directors Darren Yap and Lee Lewis
Media Artist Bambang N Karim
Designer Alice Lau
Composer and Sound Designer Nicholas Ng
Lighting Designer Luiz Pampolha
Projection Consultant Mic Gruchy
With Luke Ha, Indira Naidoo, Pauline Nguyen, Jennifer Wong, Darren Yap and Anna Yen