Birmingham REP offers taste of new production about food
Dozens of stories about food have been gathered from across the West Midlands for a new play, Eat! which opens this week as part of Birmingham REP’s off-site season.
Eat! will be “an intimate, unique and tasty theatre experience taking place in the unusual setting of four caravans” which will be in the courtyard of the Roundhouse, Birmingham.
The production will weave together theatre, live music, installation, beatbox and spoken word. The stories span the globe and tell of how people have discovered new worlds through food.
“This is an exciting new production,” says director Frances Land.
“The stories have come from across the Midlands but in fact they could have originated anywhere in the world.
“We've talked and listened to people from a huge variety of backgrounds, hearing about war, poverty, family celebrations and some quite unusual meals that would repulse even the hardest foodie.
“We've given a voice to some of these memories, bringing to life some moving, charming and honest stories."
The cast includes Nia Davies, Graeme Rose, Vimal Korpal and Katrina Demetraki along with beatbox and spoken word artist Sharanjit Bansil.
The creative team includes Birmingham writer Rochi Rampal; directors Steve Johnstone, Frances Land and the REP’s associate director Tessa Walker; Purvin who looks after design; and Sheema Mukherjee (music).
Eat! runs from Thursday (18 October) until Saturday, 27 October.