EAT Hackney dishes up drama and delicious food
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EAT is an immersive, pop up concept based on Theodore Zeldin’s ‘Feast of Strangers’ exploring taboos, stereotypes and the story of us, harnessing the primitive warmth of breaking bread with your neighbour at a dramatic venue we all know: The Dinner Table.
The actors and the audience share a creative and reflective three-course meal at a very large table. Think Come Dine With Me for 30 people, sprinkled with madness, doused in drama and interwoven with an underlying social issue. Religion and politics are welcome.
Anything can be explored through a scripted and non-scripted format: Food banks. Obesity. Quinoa. Families. Stereotypes. Love. Xenophobia. Russell Brand. LGBTQI. Wiccans. Faith. Pretentious Cuisine. Parenting. Refugees. Aubergines. Lies.
EAT is a unique and engaging artistic method, which has encouraged dialogue and debate from London to Dubai between different audiences.
“The production along with its concept and cast were fantastic. Repeatedly we had to remind ourselves that it was a show.” Blanche Marvin, as recommended by Peter Brook 2015.
“ Creates a simulacrum of reality that makes an enjoyable evening, more fun than many middle-class dinner parties and gastronomically different.” Howard Loxton, British Theatre Guide 2015.
Nominated for the Peter Brooke Award 2016.
Prophet to Palestine, Holocaust to hummus... This is a Jewish and Muslim artistic collaboration between JW3, Angry Bairds Theatre, Unity, St. Michaels & All Angels Church and supported by the Church of England through the Near Neighbours Fund.