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hunger is going to the Edinburgh Fringe!

4th to 11th August // Paradise in the Vault // 12.10pm // 30 minutes // buy your tickets here

"If the home can be an art object, how can anyone assert that a woman ought to be a homemaker instead of an artist, if those two can be one and the same? This became our Artist’s project – she strives for aesthetic beauty every day in her performance of this domestic life, and in doing so tries to defy any reductive categorisation as ‘mother’ or ‘wife’ or ‘homemaker’. But the performance can’t continue without an audience. As her agent the Impresario explains, with public interest waning in the piece, it risks ceasing to be art at all, if nobody is there to behold it – paintings can go in a gallery; a life can’t."


Anna-Luise Wagner - the artist

Eleanor Burke - the impresario

Louis Watkins, Ruari Paterson-Achenbach and Joe Rooke - the watchers

Production team:

Emma Hall - director

Ed Liebrecht - musical director

Joanna Ward and Ryan Hay - producers / associate directors 

Bella Dalliston - publicity design 

This work was commissioned by Helios Collective for their Formations 2017.

Keep up to date with us via twitter and follow our Instagram for loads of rehearsal photos and more insights into our cast and crew. 

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A review of the Cambridge preview can be found here

"Overall, hunger is a well-written, thought-provoking and highly compelling opera; if you’re a fan of feminism/new music/opera/a fun combination of the above, then I would highly recommend"

listen to the previous production of the show here:

comments on hunger (during Helios Collective Formations workshops, November 2017):

"A very unusual piece."

"An onslaught on the audience"

Judith Weir, composer and Master of the Queen's Music

"Keep going with your voice. Don’t let anyone reign you in"

-Daniel Kramer, Artistic Director of the ENO

"it was really funny in places - people need to know that, you should get that in there - it's not TOO serious all the time"

Joanna's mum

We are very grateful to the Alan Pars Theatre Trust and the Cambridge University Opera Society for generously supporting this venture, along with those who donated at our preview showing in Cambridge.

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