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Preview: Cooking With Elvis at Sunderland Royalty Theatre

Royalty Theatre To Produce Cooking With Elvis

Cooking With Elvis
Sunderland Royalty Theatre
Monday 28th October – Saturday 2nd November 2019

Sunderland’s Royalty Theatre will continue their 2019/20 season in rockabilly style with the black comedy Cooking with Elvis.

Top: Wayne McCutcheon
Front row left to right: Corinne Kilvington,
Tom Kelly, Beth McAneny
Photo: Royalty Theatre
Written by Lee Hall of The Pitmen Painters and Billy Elliot fame, the play focuses on the family of an Elvis impersonator who has been left paralysed in a car crash.  His wife has become an alcoholic, and their daughter Jill is obsessed with cooking – as well as her mother’s young lover.

Director Corinne Kilvington takes the role of the mother.  She says, “Having played Jill when the Royalty Theatre first staged this show 11 years ago, I was really excited to help bring it back to the same stage. This is a fast-paced, funny show which is more than a little bit rude, but still packs a punch, and that asks a lot of the cast that perform it.  So grab yourself a drink, settle in and prepare yourself for an evening of what can only be described as good old-fashioned entertainment.”

Wayne McCutcheon makes his dramatic debut on the Royalty stage, having been part of the theatre’s A Night at the Musicals shows in recent years.  He plays the father, treating audiences to a number of Elvis classics throughout the show. Also starring are Beth McAneny and Tom Kelly.  

Tickets:       Tickets for regular season shows are £8/£6.50 in advance, £9/£7.50 on the night.  Tickets can be booked via or on 0333 666 3366.
Group bookings for parties of 10 or more can be arranged via

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