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Taste our Delicious, “Just for Fun”, New Theatre Quiz

The arrival of the delightful pie-baking musical WAITRESS to London has inspired our latest “just for fun” quiz about references to food in theatre.

  1. What is the name of The Demon Barber of Fleet Street whose customers are turned into pie filling?
  2. In Stephen Sondheim’s musical about the barber what do the lyrics claim the shepherd’s pie is peppered with?
  3. In what Bernstein musical does a character declare “I can cook too”?
  4. Who does Oliver Twist ask for more gruel in the musical Oliver!
  5. In which Howard Goodall musical did a father-in-law cook a pasta dish on stage?
  6. In what classical Broadway musical do the characters discuss betting on cheesecake?
  7. Which Shakespeare character bakes his enemy’s children in a pie?
  8. What is the name of the over-eating child in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory?
  9. What is the name of the new confection invented in Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang!?
  10. What do the town-folk feast on in the musical Carousel?
Display answers
  1. Sweeney Todd
  2. “Actual shepherd”
  3. On the Town
  4. Mr Bumble
  5. Love Story
  6. Guys and Dolls
  7. Titus Andronicas
  8. Augustus Gloop
  9. Toot Sweets
  10. Clams