Originally presented as part of Old 505 Theatre's 2016 Freshworks Program, Patina Productions is thrilled to present this beautiful new Australian play for a three week season in May.
Elle unexpectedly inherits an olive farm in Italy. The neighbours are colourful, the food is divine, but as she tucks into her tagliatelle, she finds herself at the table with the ghosts of a barbarous past. Set in southern Italy, THE POOR KITCHEN is a funny and deeply moving play that explores the personal, the political and the pasta!
“A brilliant piece of writing…. superb casting… Highly recommended.” Lisa Thatcher
"Venue and production are to be applauded......The Poor Kitchen deserves a remount."
Australian Stage Online
"Excellent performances....I would certainly be happy to spend a little more time with these fascinating characters." What’s On Sydney
"An enjoyable, satisfying, thoughtful production." Sydney Arts Guide
"Daniela Giorgi’s script is both thoughtful and insightful…. colourful characters keep us entertained." Suzy Goes See


THE POOR KITCHEN by Daniela Giorgi

Director Julie Baz

Designer David Jeffrey


Amy Victoria Brooks – ELLE/SOFIA

Taylor Buoro – ANNA

David Jeffrey – VITTORIO/ALDO

Wendi Lanham – GUILIA

Myles Waddell – CARLO/ROBERTO

8-26 May 2019

8.15pm Wed-Sat, 5.15pm Sun

$32 full | $27 concession | $22 cheap Wed & previews

Running time 100 minutes including a 15 minute interval



Daniela Giorgi As a writer Daniela's credits include: Talc, produced by subtlenuance in 2010; Sicilian Biscotti, a short play written and produced for the launch of Women, Power, Culture at New Theatre in 2011; Friday produced in 2013 by Sydney Independent Theatre Company at the Old Fitz; The Poor Kitchen produced as part of the Old 505 Theatre's Fresh Works Season in 2016. She co-wrote Shut Up And Drive with Paul Gilchrist, which was produced at KXT in 2016. And her most recent play Seed Bomb was produced as part of the Old 505 Theatre's Fresh Works Season in 2019. She has also had short stories, poetry and fiction published and blogs at


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