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CANCELLED: Ready, Steady, Cook is on the road and headed for Bromley
UNFORTUNATELY the Ready, Steady, Cook Live tour has been cancelled. But just as you shouldn't waste a dinner you've let get cold, Jim didn't want to waste his feature, so here's what you could have seen...
IF YOU owned a TV in the last two decades, chances are you are familiar with Ready, Steady, Cook.
The show – famous for its red tomatoes and green peppers - ran for 16 years before ending in 2010 and spread to 17 countries and featured household names like Fern Britton, Ainsley Harriott and Kevin Woodford.
After two years putting it together, the format has been transferred to an interactive, entertaining theatre show which comes to the Churchill Theatre in Bromley on Sunday, October 27.
Celebrity chef Lesley Waters, who appeared in over 500 editions of the show, returns as executive chef.
She explained why it the daytime TV show was so loved. She said: “I think the format is so fresh and real.
“It brought cooking into people’s homes. It was the first programme that really did that with chefs, rather than someone standing there making scrambled egg taking 10 hours.
“It was about bringing people into the kitchen who perhaps would never have gone into the kitchen. It was also the characters of the show – it is a big show, it is all about family. It is not really one person. It is everything.
“It has taken quite a long time to get the stage show all together but we are finally there and we are really, really excited.”
A who’s who of chefs including old favourites Brian Turner CBE, Kevin Woodford, Nick Nairn and Tony Tobin, will be kept on their toes, facing mystery ingredients at 100 shows at 75 theatres.
As much as for its cooking, the show was popular for the banter between cooks.
Nick Nairn said: “You know with Ready, Steady, Cook that it is going to involve a certain level of double entendre.”
And that is set to remain, especially with the cheeky Russell Grant as host.
Strictly Come Dancing star Grant said: “It is a great show, it is iconic. I love doing it and I am sure you are going to love being a part of it.”
Go to atgtickets.com/Bromley for information about other shows at The Churchill.
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