A PLAY which is, quite literally, a feast for all the senses, is heading to Knutsford.

The new play from Nick Ahad, described as ‘the best thing you’ll see, smell and taste’, is touring Indian restaurants around the country and will be performed at Plumley Village Hall on Friday, March 23.

Part comedy play and part cooking demonstration, The Chef Show takes the audience behind the scenes on a busy Saturday night in the local curry house.

Stefan Escreet, 53, director of the play, said: “The Chef Show was originally inspired by an event in my local village hall and it's been a delight to make a show that will be seen in similar venues all around the country.

“Our partnerships with local restaurants and takeaways are crucial and the enthusiasm and generosity of the owners and staff has been really encouraging.

“We know from the first tour that the audience will have a great night out and learn a little about the people running these businesses in the community.”

The two actors on stage will be joined by a chef from a restaurant local to each venue, and for the Knutsford performance a chef from Mughli will be preparing dishes on stage.

Adrianna Scholes, 45, manager of Mughli said: “It is great publicity and that’s how they approached me, it’s a good way of putting my name out there in the village.

“I’ve heard about these shows before about different cuisine, not Indian though and it sounds really entertaining, it's something new you don’t hear about a lot.

“Our chef put himself forward for it, he’s quite young and it’s a new experience for him, he’s more than up for it and he’s looking forward to it.”

Stefan said: “Audiences have told us it's a really good night out. There's laughs, skilful performances to admire and an element of cookery demonstration. And the audience also get to taste the food. What's not to like?

“There are other shows that include cookery, even other shows about South Asian cookery, but we decided early on that it was better to create an opportunity to meet your local chef.

“It's a tough thing to organise but definitely worth it. The audience get to know more about the world of the Indian restaurant in their community.”

The performance includes a chance to taste the food and share conversations with the chef and cast. For tickets call 01565 722259.