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Chop Chef – Riverside Theatres Digital

Returning by popular demand, Riverside Theatres will present critically acclaimed show Chop Chef from Blush Opera, streaming in an exclusive online Watch Party on the Riverside Theatres Digital platform on Friday 16 July, and available to watch on-demand until Sunday 1 August 2021.

Chop Chef is a dark, satirical comedy where six contestants from around Australia enter the cooking battlefield of a fictional reality television series Chop Chef. Faced with unusual and extreme cooking challenges, Kitty, Tom, Andy, Victoria, Kale and Renée must compete to remain alive in the game and avoid facing the chop – literally.

The shiny kitchen arena is watched over by three omnipresent judges who decide the fate of each contestant but not all is as it seems and some contestants start to question the forces that bind them to their contracts. Perhaps the tables will turn…

This new Australian opera mashes together flavours of Masterchef and Hunger Games on the operatic stage where reality television can be pushed to its absurd conclusions. In thrilling arias and melodramatic ensembles, each contestant is stretched to their limit and will stop at nothing to be the last chef standing. In the game of Chop Chef, there is only one rule – eat or be eaten.

The Chop Chef Online Watch Party and Interactive Live Chat on Friday 16 July will offer a behind-the-scenes insight into the making of the show, featuring a live conversation with members of the creative team: Directors Kenneth Moraleda & Nicole Pingon, Set & Costume Designer Keerthi Subramanyam, Tenor Gavin Brown who plays ‘Andy’; and Blush Opera Co-Artistic Director Jermaine Cha. This is a one-time only event.

From 16 July to Sunday 1 August inclusive, Chop Chef will also be available to stream On Demand. During this period of time, viewers can watch as many times as they wish.

For the On Demand performance on Youtube, bookings via, phone at (02) 8839 3399. For the Online Watch Party and Live Chat, bookings via


16 Jul 2021 - 01 Aug 2021



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