Nanta Cookin! is Korea’s most popular and famous theatre performance. It takes the traditional Korean percussion music called Samul nori and modernizes for a younger and foreign audience. It non-verbal performance makes it easy for foreigners and Korean to enjoy. They even added a story to make it more entertaining and easier for the audience to follow. The musical has a simple back story of three cooks attempting to finish preparing a wedding banquet within a strict time limit while the manager installs his incompetent nephew among the kitchen staff. The show involves acrobatics, magic tricks, comedy, pantomime and audience participation.
It’s Korea’s longest running show and plays at 3 different theatres throughout Seoul and one theatre in Jeju Island.