By Tom Wells – Critic’s Circle Best New Playwright Award 2011 | George Devine Most Promising Playwright Award 2012
It’s been a while since Martin’s milk round has earned money. His truck – and a lot of his customers, for that matter – have seen better days. His practical, dinner-lady wife Kath wants him to give up the business, but Martin can’t quite bring himself to move on – to what?
Meanwhile, their son Billy dreams of being an artist, daughter Sophie’s aspirations for a career in martial arts have hit a rather violent snag, while would-be boyfriend Pete waits in the wings – hopeless at love, but a great plumber.
THE KITCHEN SINK is a touching and irresistible comedy from one of the UK’s finest young writers, a richly woven story about finding the courage to face change, and the enduring strength of family bonds.
Recommended for ages 12+
“Warm, fresh, comic and quirky, The Kitchen Sink... cuts surprisingly deep, blessed with both tenderness and a beautiful sense of tentative hope... both hilarious and deeply touching, this is one of the best new plays I have seen anywhere this year, and I cannot recommend it too highly." The Telegraph, UK
“Warm humour and delight in human quirkiness." THE INDEPENDENT, UK