Steven Pacey in Dolly West's Kitchen

Steven Pacey plays Alec in Dolly West's Kitchen, a new play by Frank McGuinness. Old Vic Theatre, Waterloo Road, London, SE1 8NB. Tube: Waterloo. Previews from 9 May 2000. Opens 17 May; booking to 5 August. Time Mon - Sat 7.30pm, Mats Wed & Sat at 3pm. A tale from the heart of an Irish family who take on all the tragedy and chaos of the Second World War from their kitchen table. Set in Buncrana, County Donegal between 1943 and 1945, the West family are an independently-minded, eccentric household with a zest and liberality that is shaken by the arrival of allied troops. As the landscape of their lives is transformed, the three West children are faced with massive upheaval.

Dolly West’s Kitchen received an Olivier Nomination for best new play, and Pauline Flanagan (Riva West, the clan matriarch) was nominated and won in the best supporting actress category.

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