THEATREGOERS are being invited to feed their mind and excite the tastebuds as The Chef Show returns on June 21.

The show, written by former Keighley man and current BBC radio presenter Nick Ahad, is part comedy play and part cookery demonstration.

At the Studio in Bradford, the audience will be taken behind the scenes on a busy Saturday night at a local curry house.

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

They will be joined on stage by a chef from Bradford’s own My Lahore restaurant, providing tips on how the audience can create a spicy offering of their own. They will be able to taste the food and meet the guest chef.

The Chef Show reflects on the many villages and market towns in the UK where there are ‘Indian’ restaurants with staff that rarely have any social contact with other members of the community apart from serving them food.

The Chef Show was written by Nick Ahad, who has written for Emmerdale and now has his own show on BBC Radio Leeds. Nick grew up in an Anglo-Bangladeshi family that ran a restaurant.

Nick said: “When you see the man making your tikka masala has a life, a family, dreams of his own, then you see his humanity. When he’s on stage and you’re hearing his story, you can’t fail but see someone more than just the bloke who makes your food.”

Call 01274 432000 or visit to book tickets.