We want your food stories!
“You can eat an apple from Chernobyl, but…”
We take food for granted; we diet, overindulge, grab it on the go, but rarely do we delve into its stories. From famine to hunger strike, persecution to celebration, anorexia to obesity, food and eating has an important place in historical events, the present news and our own emotional memories.
This year a team of researchers, writers, actors and designers, The REP, and Black Country Touring in association with Foursight Theatre will cook up a new piece of drama based on personal accounts of what, when and how we eat and why it matters. We don’t know where the stories will take us, but if you saw Behna (Sisters) (2010 with Kali Theatre) or The Cornershop (2009) you’ll know to expect a unique, intimate and tasty theatre experience.
Have you had an eating experience that meant more than the food you ate?
Has food played a particularly important part in your life?
To share your story and read ours about apples in Chernobyl go to birmingham-rep.co.uk/eat
It’ll inspire our creative process and might even feature in the show!