Rice & Peas


Dates: 11th & 12th October, 1.30 & 7.30pm

Location: The Backstage Centre, High House Production Park, Vellacott Close, Off London Road, Purfleet-on-Thames, Essex RM19 1RJ

West Tilbury

Dates: 14th & 15th October, 1.30 & 7.30pm

Location: West Tilbury Village Hall, Rectory Road, West Tilbury, Essex RM18 8UD

Cost: £10

The first major production for Blouse & Skirt! is Rice & Peas – a three-course, three-act immersive dining experience.

Come and celebrate the ten-year anniversary of a local family restaurant, Fig & Oil, being open –  and allow each course to transport you back in time to discover the heartache and courage it took so many to start a new life in Great Britain.  Grenada, 1948. Figgy and Edith enjoy a meal the evening before Figgy boards The Empire Windrush, both blissfully unaware they will not see each other for two years. But when Edith arrives in London two years later, she carries a secret that threatens to tear apart their dreams of the Motherland.

All of the food is prepared by Executive Chef, Jon Bentham. (Former head chef for Gary Rhodes). It is an entirely vegetarian set menu. A vegan menu is available. Just click the option when booking online or tell the Box Office Team if booking over the phone.


Starter –

Green fig salad

Main – 

Ground provision oil down

Sides –

Rice and peas

Mac and cheese (not on vegan menu)

Dessert –

Grenada chocolate spice cake served with vanilla ice cream (vegan ice cream available)

(Subject to change. We are unable to cater to certain allergens)

For information on specific allergens CLICK HERE. Please note no substitutions will be available.

To book, visit https://www.queens-theatre.co.uk/whats-on/show/rice-peas-4/

Damian Lynch as Figgy in rehearsals Credit: Tate Creations
Mia Jerome as Edith in rehearsals Credit: Tate Creations
Cast & Creative team at Queens Theatre during rehearsals Credit: Tate Creations