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.
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
Riverside Theatres, Parramatta
1 – 5 July
Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, Penrith
17 – 19 July
Orange Civic Theatre
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre
Glen Street Theatre
31 July – 6 August
Wagga Wagga Civic Centre
Merrigong Theatre Company
20 – 23 August
Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre
27 – 30 August
Westside PAC, Mooroopna
Mildura Arts Centre
Clocktower Centre, Moonee Ponds
The Capital, Bendigo
Esso BHP Billiton Wellington Entertainment Centre
Theatre Royal, Hobart
25 – 26 September
Mandurah Performing Arts Centre
Albany Entertainment Centre
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