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MyeongDong NANTA Theatre

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Address: 3F UNESCO Bldg., Myeong-dong 2-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Phone Number: 02-739-8288
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5:00 pm - 10:00 am
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Sun 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: "A talented troupe of Korean performers treats Cookin' audience to a taste...
"A talented troupe of Korean performers treats Cookin' audience to a taste of Culinary lunacy-sliced and diced to percussive perfection." - Playbill, Minetta Lane Theatre-NANTA premiered in 1997 and is the longest running show in Korean history. This electrifying 90-min show, on the comically-charged efforts of four cooks who are tasked with preparing an entire wedding banquet in just one hour, is one of Korea's most popular musicals of all time. Since its first performance, this world famous non-verbal performance made a record of 20% above full capacity at the theatre driving the largest number of audience in Korean history.
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Good fun for all ages

Very talented actors and funny. Can't take the eyes off the stage for a moment, was very amusing, even for my 7yr old. Money saver: book ahead through their site- nice discounts.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Very talented actors and funny. Can't take the eyes off the stage for a moment, was very amusing, even for my 7yr old. Money saver: book ahead through their site- nice discounts.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

The show itself was fun and displayed skill however my experience was tainted by the service of the theatre staff themselves. I had arrived late and a ticket was left by the upstairs entrance of the show on advice of the staff. When I asked for the ticket at the theatre box office downstairs, I was told I had to... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Brilliant. I was worried that I would not enjoy it as I speak no Korean, but I went with colleagues from England, Bosnia, Canada, Hong Kong and France and we all laughed ourselves silly. If you have a spare night in Seoul this is the thing to do.

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Vladivostok, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The show is amazing! Very funny and interactive! The actors keep the crowd very well! I really enjoyed! I have already visited it 2 times, and still want to watch it again. I must say there are some changes in the scenario, so it is not the same every time. The show is a must-see for kids and adults. I... More 

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Telford, Shropshire, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We were not quite sure what to expect - chefs drumming? Well, what an eye opener, we never laughed so much in years! Chefs, yes. Drumming, yes. However, this is a comedy show with added skills, such as chopping, slicing, tossing kitchen implements around with verve and precision. Audience participation was a highlight, much merriment all round. If you ever... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

My husband and I laughed ourselves silly at this show! The performers were so engaging and skilled. Loved the cooking theme combined with "stomp" like numbers. It was pretty amazing them toss plates, juggle, dance, and make all kinds of music. Plus, there were plenty of antics to laugh at. Definitely recommend for a fun night out in MyeongDong (post-hyper... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This is one of the very entertaining fun show which must not be missed when in Seoul, and it's a non verbal performance in which kitchen utensils are used as musical instruments. Audiences are invited to participate in certain part of the show too. It is so hilarious that you'll be laughing from the start till the end. It's good... More 

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Kyoto, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Great performance that really made us laugh from start to finish. Non verbal communication makes the performance understandable and enjoyable both for foreigners and locals.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Interactive show that does not need any language to understand. Lots of interaction with audience and very funny! Highly recommended for one to watch!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Cookin Nanta is world class show! Part of the show is audience participation which is very entartaining. The story and plot is simple but very creative, they used kitchen utensils and knives as musical instruments. You will laugh hard in some parts of the performance, the actors are really funny! We had a great time.

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