The Theatre Cafe and West End legend Mazz Murray have teamed up to release a stagey cookbook.
And 5, 6, 7, EAT – The Theatre Cafe Cookbook features over 70 recipes from stars of stage and screen including Bidgerton, Dear Evan Hansen, Les Miserables, Six & more.
It’s available to pre-order online here from today (16 March 2021), marking one year since the West End went dark due to the global pandemic. Priced at £25 plus P&P, the book is due for release in April.
The Theatre Cafe tease: “Over the past year, we have all had to spend more time than usual in our kitchens. So what have our theatrical friends been cooking up? Filled with scrumptious snacks, mouth-watering meals, delectable desserts and stunning cocktails – all with stagey names, of course – And 5, 6, 7, EAT allows theatre-lovers and fellow industry members to get up close and personal with their friends and favourite performers.”
The full list of contributors to the book includes Christine Allado, Fabian Aloise, Mark Anderson, Lucy May Barker, Maisey Bawden, Tracie Bennett, Nikki Bentley, Courtney Bowman, Alexandra Burke, Ashley Campbell, Anna-Jane Casey and Graham MacDuff, Georgina Castle, Oscar Conlon-Morrey, Louise Dearman, Nicole Raquel Dennis, Brenda Edwards, Kerry Ellis, Michael England, Alice Fearn, Carrie Hope Fletcher, Ben Forster, Josefina Gabrielle, Kate Graham, Victoria Hamilton-Barritt, Ruthie Henshall, Rob Houchen, Ben Irish, Kim Ismay, Melissa Jacques, Michael Jibson, Lesley Joseph, Idriss Kargbo, Emma Kingston, Jamie Lambert, Bonnie Langford, Anthony Van Laast, Rebecca Lock, Hannah Lowther, Linda Lusardi and Sam Kane, Rebecca McKinnis, Jane Milligan, Gina Murray, Mazz Murray, Millie O’Connell, Sarah O’Connor, John Owen-Jones, Dianne Pilkington, Arlene Phillips, Jodie Prenger, Golda Rosheuvel, Jenna Russell, Lauren Samuels, Katy Secombe, Caroline Sheen, Joshua St Clair, Jodie Steele, Danielle Steers, Zizi Strallen, Harriet Thorpe, Rebecca Trehearn, Rachel Tucker, Gareth Valentine, Marisha Wallace, Rachael Wooding and Michael Xavier.
Joe Davey, Owner of The Theatre Cafe, said: “We are thrilled to finally be releasing a cookbook, and thought it appropriate to commemorate one year since theatres closed on 16 March 2020. It’s been tough for our industry, but there is light at the end of the tunnel. Until then, we will go on supporting everyone as much as we can, and continue to fly our flag for the Arts.”
Mazz Murray, best known for her roles in Mamma Mia!, Chicago, We Will Rock You and the upcoming Sunset Boulevard at Alexandra Palace Theatre, added: “Because London theatre has been so dark, my theatre family and some of my stage-star friends have joined the amazing Theatre Cafe to make this recipe cookbook of all our foodie favs.
“Shakespeare would never have believed that this year ‘food be the music of love’ – so, eat up!”
A portion of proceeds will go toward Acting for Others, a charity that provides emotional and financial support to all theatre workers in times of need. @actingforothers.