About

A co-production with Force Majeure.
2014 tour by Arts on Tour.

This production also toured to regional Victoria and Brisbane in 2013.

Knives, like ’em sharp.

On a stretch of Australian highway, two sisters run a takeaway joint – their days heavy with Chiko Rolls and memories. While they quietly wage war with their past and wrangle with each other about how to map out their future, a young traveller arrives and brings with him a charm and sensuality that turns their world around.

Originally produced in the intimacy of Belvoir’s Downstairs Theatre, Food is an evocative mix of words and movement that will surprise and stir in equal parts.

Writer/Director Steve Rodgers is a theatrical marvel who writes and acts with equal aplomb. Co-director Kate Champion is riding the wave of a decade of brilliant work across theatre, opera and dance, notably with her celebrated company Force Majeure.

Cast

Fayssal Bazzi
Emma Jackson
Mel King

Team

By Steve Rodgers
Directors Kate Champion & Steve Rodgers
Set & Costume Designer Anna Tregloan
Lighting and AV Designer Martin Langthorne
Composer & Sound Designer Ekrem Mulayim
Assistant Director Danielle Micich

Image Gallery (2012 Belvoir season)

Production Photos by Heidrun Lohr.

Rehearsal Photos by Heidrun Lohr.

Belvoir season program

Performance Times

Riverside Theatres, Parramatta
1 – 5 July

NORPA, Lismore
11–12 July

Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, Penrith
17 – 19 July

Orange Civic Theatre
23 July

Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre
25-26 July

Glen Street Theatre
31 July – 6 August

Wagga Wagga Civic Centre
9 August

Hothouse Theatre
12-16 August

Merrigong Theatre Company
20 – 23 August

Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre
27 – 30 August

Westside PAC, Mooroopna
03 September

Mildura Arts Centre
6 September

Clocktower Centre, Moonee Ponds
10 September

The Capital, Bendigo
13 September

Esso BHP Billiton Wellington Entertainment Centre
17 September

Gasworks Art Park, Albert Park
19 – 20 September

Theatre Royal, Hobart
25 – 26 September

Mandurah Performing Arts Centre
8 October

Albany Entertainment Centre
11 October

Reviews

The performers slide from dramatic realism to sensual movement and back in such a way that you don’t question it. Acting, dancing, cooking and cleaning on a set made of pots and pans (Anna Tregloan), the performances are warm, detailed and open. Box, in particular, is a delight to observe.

Jason Blake | The Sydney Morning Herald

Food is – the foodie analogies are irresistibly appropriate – a nourishing theatrical dish with some unexpected flavours.

Darryn King, Time Out

Above all, the performances of Box, Jackson and Bazzi are superb. Jackson’s brittle, brash Nancy perfectly complements Box’s pragmatic, vulnerable Elma. Bazzi’s bright and breezy entrance brings a gorgeous humour. The trio work together seamlessly.

Sandra Bowden, Oz Baby Boomers

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