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.

Come and break bread 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.


Fayssal Bazzi
Kate Box
Emma Jackson


By Steve Rodgers
Directors Kate Champion & Steve Rodgers
Stage Manager Erin Daly
Set & Costume Designer Anna Tregloan
Lighting Designer Martin Langthorne
Composer & Sound Designer Ekrem Mulayim
Assistant to the Directors Danielle Micich



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