A play about celebrity chefs and the price you have to pay for ambition, from the Imaginary Body, the team behind the smash hit 100.
Top chef Frank Byrne has one ambition in life - to win the coveted third Michelin star for his restaurant, which will bring him the success he craves and confirm his reputation as the best. But reaching the top comes at a price...
Set in the turbulent world of celebrity chefs, Food explores the compulsive nature of perfectionism and the sacrifices we make to realise our dreams.
Joel Horwood and Christopher Heimann's play Food was first staged by the Imaginary Body at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, in 2006, winning an Edinburgh Fringe First Award.
Joel Horwood a playwright, director and dramaturg, and is a creative associate at the Lyric Hammersmith theatre in London. His work includes: Wolves Are Coming For You (Pentabus Theatre, 2017); This Changes Everything(Tonic Theatre Platform scheme, 2015); I Caught Crabs in Walberswick (Eastern Angels at the Pleasance/UK tour/Bush, 2008);Stoopud F*cken Animals (Traverse Theatre, 2007); and Food (The Imaginary Body, 2006; Fringe First Award).
'As fast and furious as a knife at chopping-board, and fizzes with physical invention'
'Full of wit, and pokes delicious fun at foodie culture... It broadens its scope way beyond an everyday story of celebrity chefs into a thoughtful consideration of the pitfalls and pratfalls of perfectionism'
'Brilliantly ingenious... takes the breath away'