Wesker's experience in The Bell Hotel kitchen may also
have filtered into The Kitchen - although this
was primarily about his time spent at the La Rallye
restaurant in Paris.
Wesker is largely remembered for
his contribution to the 'kitchen sink' school of English
theatre. It was a reaction against middle-class,
drawing-room plays and, for the first time, brought
working class people to the centre of the stage. John
Osborne was another exponent.
Wesker renewed his links with the City with Blood
Libel - a play commissioned by the Norwich Playhouse
which was premiered in February 1996. It concerns the
ritual murder of a 12 year old boy called William of
Norwich who died in 1144 and whose body was discovered
on Mousehold Heath. William's death, according to Wesker, was the result of anti-Semitism. The play was
also a metaphor about religious fanaticism in general.