Cook up a stink as part of Rufus Skumskins O’Parsleys’ kitchen crew or bring a pot to bang and ward off evil cakes, as LAStheatre heads to Alderholt this summer.

The outdoor theatre show The Rascally Diner is a fun-filled, messy performance about food and is coming to Alderholt village hall grounds at 2.30pm on Thursday, July 28.

Chef Rufus Skumskins O’Parsley is famous for creating some of the world’s most disgusting dishes. Audiences might know him from the award-winning children’s book The Rascally Cake, written by Jeanne Willis and Korky Paul.

Rufus went viral after baking a huge, human-eating cake from ingredients including snot, blubber and a cowpat. He only escaped being gobbled up by the gruesome gateau because he tasted awful - a result of his foul diet.

For 10 years now, Rufus has been on a mission to make everyone taste bad and protect them from the creature he cooked up...

Join LAStheatre for a show that explores food provenance, sustainability, and healthy eating in a silly, song-filled, open-air performance for children aged five and over and their families.

As this is an outdoor event audience members are advised to dress for all weather and bring thier own chair/blanket to sit on. Further information and tickets available online at

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