'Hungry' - A Play about Food, Temptation and Obesity
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 from 17:00 to 19:00 (GMT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Food and the way we produce food are at the heart of the social environmental issues and health challenges we face today. There is a global nutrition crisis with a dual problem of hunger and obesity. There is an increasing recognition that what and how people eat is intrinsically linked to factors such as poverty and wellbeing.
'Hungry' is a film of acclaimed theatre company Y Touring’s production of ‘Hungry’ by Sarah Daniels; a contemporary drama with humour, it tells the story of two very different UK families whose lives are interlinked, exploring the themes of under nutrition, diabetes, obesity and the recent debate around sugary drinks: Susanna is a lawyer in the process of making a fortune representing a global fizzy drinks company, whilst Ruby is her cleaner whose family depends on food banks. Sarah Daniels is a popular and critically acclaimed writer and has had two collections of her plays published by Methuen.
There will be a Q & A session with the play’s director Nigel Townshend and others after the performance to discuss the issues raised.