In addition to sweet, salty, sour and bitter, there is a fifth taste that goes under the mysterious name of ‘umami’. Almost nobody knows what it tastes like, but everyone can taste it. Umami is Japanese for ‘pleasant savoury taste’. Umami makes your mouth water and it has you licking your lips. Umami always leaves you wanting more.
Four characters – a scientist, an adventurer, a poet and a chef – whisk the audience off to an uncharted but fascinating territory alive with tastes, smells and colours. The area is explored with weird and wonderful images, words, movement, music and culinary dishes. It is a journey studded with obstacles and pitfalls, a journey of tension and suspense.
The audience looks, listens, feels and... tastes – for real! Idiosyncratic theatre for young and old to enjoy with heart and soul, body and mind.