Cooking up live theatre at the Royal Exchange

David Upton

With cooking live onstage, Mountains: The Dreams of Lily Kwok charts the life of a woman from a silk factory in Hong Kong to a restaurant in Manchester and is based on the family memoir Sweet Mandarin by Helen Tse.

The show runs at the Royal Exchange, Manchester from March 22 to April 7 before touring.

The true story of women behind Manchester’s Sweet Mandarin restaurant, the new play by In-Sook Chappell charts an extraordinary life. The restaurant’s famous Mabel’s Chicken Pot will be cooked live onstage.