THERE’S another sitting for former Keighley man Nick Ahad’s play about life behind-the-scenes in a busy curry house.

The Chef Show is part comedy play, part cookery demonstration, as a meal is prepared during the performance on the fully-working kitchen set.

Two actors play a cast of thousands in heroic and comic tales inspired by Nick’s interviews with real people in the trade.

Gathering those tales was no hardship for Nick following his years as a journalist first in local newspapers then with the Yorkshire Post.

He now juggles his job as a BBC Radio Leeds presenter with writing well-received plays like Partition and most recently Glory.

Ragged Edge Productions is taking The Chef Show on the road this summer, calling at the Alhambra Studio in Bradford on June 21.

On that night the cast will be joined by a chef from Bradford’s own My Lahore restaurant for lively conversation about their life and work.

The audience will be able to try two contrasting tasters of food while watching a play described by the Yorkshire Post as a potent and winning combination of humour, food and empathy.

When The Chef Show first toured in 2017, Nick said: “Ethnic minorities who run restaurants in English villages know that you generally commute into these often entirely white places to make food for the often entirely white customers.

“The Chef Show tears down that barrier. When you see the man making your tikka masala has a life, a family, dreams of his own, then you see his humanity.

Visit or call 01274 432000 to book tickets for the show.