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Feasting, Fasting, Famine and Food for Thought

Ladies and gentlemen, we give you – Eat! A theatrical journey in four… caravans.

We take food for granted; we diet, overindulge, grab it on the go, but rarely do we delve into its stories. From famine to hunger strike, persecution to celebration, anorexia to obesity, food and eating has an important place in historical events, the present news and our own emotional memories.

This year a team of researchers, writers, actors and designers, The REP, and Black Country Touring have cooked up a new site specific production using four caravans based on personal accounts of what, when and how we eat and why it matters. The production weaves together theatre, live music, installation, beatbox and spoken word taking audiences on a unique journey inspired by the many stories we have been told.

If you saw Behna or The Cornershop you’ll know to expect a unique, intimate and tasty theatre experience.

To see some of the stories that have inspired the creative process and maybe share your own go to or to follow us through the creative journey go to

Throughout the run of Eat! we’re asking audience members to bring along items of food which we will then donate to the West Bromwich Food Bank for them to distribute.


“I laughed and cried during this production – not easy on a wet Thursday night in Ladywood. Some truly wonderful performances by talented performers and an enthusiastic, well organised crew. Don’t just take my word for it, I strongly recommend you catch this. I guarantee you’ll be chattering about it for a long time afterwards.”

Birmingham Mail

“A unique night out at the theatre – one I would recommend you bite into.”

Behind The Arras

“Engaging, thought-provoking and genuinely moving.”

The Public Reviews

“Eat! is an inspired idea, beautifully executed.”
Virtual Shropshire

“So much of humankind on show through simple stories about food – share food, share stories, both are acts of love.”


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Storified by Birmingham Rep · Tue, Oct 23 2012 03:43:20

Just saw preview of Eat! bct_us Based on stories around food - it's emotive, enthralling &amp; fabulous! For tickets go to Bains </div><div>SanjeetaBains Ooh I thought it looked good. Love that it’s based in caravans too!Danielle Newton
JournoNewton Yes it's fab - intimate atmosphere in the caravans. Each one has a different food story theme, I won't spoil it for you! #Eat!Sanjeeta Bains </div><div>Just back from worth the ticket price for the curry song alone and memories of how great the Fiddle and Bone pub wasJason Parker </div><div>Poignant &amp; very funny tales about food, served up in four caravans. Eat! &amp; smile bct_us Brum memories/food heritage!^SBirmingham CT
Eat! at the roundhouse is a beautiful thing. Is not every night at the theatre you’re asked to grate a carrot :) BirminghamRep &amp; BCTEleanor Miles </div><div>Thought provoking night with Eat! BirminghamRep at the Roundhouse. See my review here: Knight
Went to see #eat! lastnight with the BirminghamRep Theatre in a cravan about foooooood! perfecto!! go see it!!Mary</div><div>Went 2 c ace performance last nite.'eat' was shown in 4 caravans at the,singing,beat boxing,an food!thanx birminghamrepKaty
Diane Parkes was tasting the menu of Eat! BirminghamRep last night...</div><div>Have you seen the latest #Eat! photographs? #fbBirmingham Rep </div><div>Life is much better with coriander! If you agree then go and see Eat! bct_us BirminghamRep For tickets go to Bains </div><div>BirminghamRep Graerose Im so sorry Im missing this #PeevedAndrew TC</div><div>Inspired by BirminghamRep Eat! Last night, I’m now making and tossing pancakesIS Knight
#THEATRE #REVIEW : Eat : BirminghamRep : 4*s : #BirminghamThe Public Reviews</div><div>BirminghamRep waiting for the eat show to start. So far given a lollipop #intruiged! #shanbansil Dhaliwal
A heartwarming night BirminghamRep and bct_us Eat! 4 caravans, beautiful, imaginative, thought provoking stories about food!Go + taste!Tin Box
Brilliant performance of EAT! from BirminghamRep and bct_us – opened my eyes to food, music and relationships historically and culturallyDanielle Blackburn
This show rocks bct_us BirminghamRep Eat! show is open at the Roundhouse. #brumarts”Julie Burros
Saw Eat! last night courtesy of BirminghamRep and bct_us. Congrats to all rochirampal SteveJohnstone1. A great experience xKate Chapman
Have you got tickets to see bct_us BirminghamRep Eat! at Roundhouse yet? It will change how you think about foodVishalakshi Roy
birminghamrep with MicheleWilby & TahreenKutub watching #Eat in old caravans. Redefines up close &amp; personal. Fun &amp; poignant by turns.Mike Mounfield</div><div>bct_us BirminghamRep 2nd week of Eat! Already collected 2 large boxes of food, to donate to the food bank, big thanks to our audiences :)Dawinder Bansal</div><div>My goodness, #Eat! was brilliant! Not been to anything like it before. Well done BirminghamRep & bct_us. #BrumArts #BrumCulture #LoveBrumTahreen Kutub</div><div>Really enjoyed #eat last night. Caravans were amazing, particularly the 'school' #iwantoneofthose BirminghamRep stevebct rochirampalSabra Khan

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