I was approached by Melissa Dunne after working with her on my London debut, “Love-Aged-28” about writing a short play in response to the arts cuts. Earlier this year she curated a collection of plays in response to the arts cuts at Theatre503. This time it’s transferring to the Tristan Bates Theatre for a longer run and it will include a play written by me called, “Food For Thought“.
“Art is not an add-on, It never has been. It has always been central to our existence and understanding.”
– Lee Hall, Guardian Theatre Blog earlier this year.
This year an announcement was made to cut £19m worth of funding to the arts. Some people thought this was for the best; some thought it was for the worst. Six writers give their response.
Plays by Ben Blaine (BAFTA Short-Listed Film Maker), Peter Cant, Sarah Grochala (Winner of the Amnesty International Protect the Human Playwriting Competition for S27), Katie McCullough, Heather O’Shea & Rebecca Walker (Winner of BBC Writersroom Five Days in May Competition)
Directed by Melissa Dunne, Antonio Ferrara, Abigail Graham, Jamie Harper and Maja Milatovic-Ovadia
Curated by Melissa Dunne
Produced by Nicola Biden
7th – 11th December
Tristan Bates Theatre
Box Office: 020 7240 6283