The Work: Plays

The Kitchen Musical



The Kitchen is the author's first play. It has been performed in over 50 major cities around the world.

In 1988 Koichi Kimura, who had directed the play six times in Japan, gave the author £30,000 to seed the project. It took twelve years to put together and was finally directed by Kimura with his company, Chijinkai, in the summer of 2000.

Book by Wesker, lyrics by Nigel Forde, score composed by Derek Barnes based on ideas sketched by Barrington Pheloung.

The unique aspect of this musical is that the book calls for music and dance from beginning to end.


"There was time when men would make
A thing of beauty just for beauty's sake …"