British Food Assembly
British Food Assembly (10-12 speaking parts) can also be used for guided reading within the classroom (cast size 6 -directions given for this). It covers meal times, traditional dishes, cups of tea, festival foods … plus some of the very strange names we have given our food, as illustrated by the extract below!
British Food Assembly Extract:
Dinner lady: Not another chef! Have you never heard the expression “Too many cooks spoil the broth”?
Welsh chef: Indeed. But I wouldn’t want anyone to think that we Welsh don’t eat as best as the rest!
Dinner lady: So tell me. What traditional dishes do you serve?
Welsh chef: Well, let’s start with our wonderful Laver bread or boiled seaweed!
English chef: Sounds like it would go nicely with my fish and chips!
Welsh chef: Then there is our famous Welsh rarebit – or melted cheese on toast.
Scottish chef: A strange choice of name, to be sure!
Welsh chef: (Indignantly) Well, speaking of odd names. What about your national dish? Haggis and neeps?
Scottish chef: Huh! What about your Bara Brith?
Dinner lady: What is that?
Welsh chef: Why, Welsh fruit cake, of course!
English chef: (Chuckling) And as for all those dishes with …. Leaks?! No wonder your plumbers are always busy!
Welsh chef: (Sarcastically) Ho! Ho! And what about your ridiculous English names? Now let’s see. Spotted Dick, Bangers and Mash, Bubble and Squeak,
Scottish chef: (Interrupting) And what about those two puddings … that aren’t?!
Welsh chef: You mean, Yorkshire pudding and black pudding?!
Scottish chef: And how do you explain the most popular dish in England at the moment?
Welsh chef: Curry!
(Both Scottish and Welsh chefs fall about laughing, whilst English chef stands, glowering)
Dinner lady: Oh dear! What was I saying about “Too many cooks’? Now, gentlemen, if you don’t mind. I have a job to do. Feeding these children!
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