MARCO PIERRE WHITE – OUT OF THE KITCHEN LIVE ON STAGE
British chef Marco Pierre White returns to Australia in May for his first tour of live-on-stage theatre shows. MARCO PIERRE WHITE – OUT OF THE KITCHEN will take place in Brisbane at the Great Hall, BCEC on 23 May, in Sydney on 25 May at the State Theatre, and at Melbourne’s Hamer Hall on 30 May.
Tickets are on sale to the General Public from Friday 17 February, with pre-sales from today.
Marco will take us on a journey from his humble beginnings, arriving in London from the north with “£7.36, a box of books and a bag of cloths” to begin his classical training as a commis with Albert and Michael Roux at Le Gavroche. By the age of just 33, Marco became first British and youngest chef at the time to be awarded three Michelin Stars. A chef, restaurateur and television personality, he has been dubbed “the first celebrity chef” and the “enfant terrible” of the UK restaurant scene.
“Marco was in the vanguard of a food revolution. He was the first of the rock ‘n roll chefs who inspired thousands of today’s chefs, and trained notable chefs such as Mario Batali, Shannon Bennett, Heston Blumenthal, Gordon Ramsay and Curtis Stone. He ushered in French classism to a new era.”
“Marco Pierre White was the man who started it – he put the stake in the ground, gave chefs a profile” – Gordon Ramsay
“Of all the chefs I worked for, he was the greatest teacher” – Jock Zonfrillo
“Everybody wanted to be MPW, to follow his path” – David Chang Momofuku
“Trail blazer who led the movement against the establishment chef” – Raymond Blanc
“MPW had the palate so, for me he was and still is the greatest” – Michel Roux
“What we had time for was work and stress. It was carved into his face. Marco Pierre White gave us all voice, gave us hope, a new template for survive. White Heat gave us power. It all started here” – Anthony Bourdain
“This is an evening about the magic of food, the allure of restaurants, of determination, grit and endless pursuit of personal fulfilment. Meet one of the world’s iconic chefs, live on stage.”
Tuesday 23 May
Thursday 25 May
Tuesday 30 May
Tickets on sale to the general public on Friday 17 February
Great Hall, BCEC Brisbane
State Theatre, Sydney
Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne
Tickets and further information, visit lateralevents.com/theatre-events