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First look: Chris Bush's Hungry at Soho Theatre

Paines Plough's HUNGRY by Chris Bush with Eleanor Sutton & Melissa Lowe. Credit: The Other Richard
Paines Plough's HUNGRY by Chris Bush with Eleanor Sutton & Melissa Lowe. Credit: The Other Richard

A first look at Chris Bush’s Hungry at Soho Theatre has been revealed.

Paines Plough and 45North present the production at the London venue for a limited run from 12 to 30 July.

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The play will also perform as part of Paines Plough’s Roundabout programme at Summerhall, Edinburgh Festival Fringe from 3 – 28 August.

 Paines Plough's HUNGRY by Chris Bush with Melissa Lowe Credit: The Other Richard
Paines Plough’s HUNGRY by Chris Bush with Melissa Lowe Credit: The Other Richard
Paines Plough's HUNGRY by Chris Bush with Eleanor Sutton and Melissa Lowe Credit: The Other Richard_
Paines Plough’s HUNGRY by Chris Bush with Eleanor Sutton and Melissa Lowe Credit: The Other Richard
Paines Plough's HUNGRY by Chris Bush with Eleanor Sutton and Melissa Lowe Credit: The Other Richard
Paines Plough’s HUNGRY by Chris Bush with Eleanor Sutton and Melissa Lowe Credit: The Other Richard

Exploring class, queerness, cultural appropriation and the cost of gentrification, the play is written by Chris Bush (Jane Eyre, Fantastically Great Women who Changed the World) and directed by Joint Artistic Director of Paines Plough Katie Posner.

Lori is a chef. Bex waits tables. One night in a walk-in fridge and the rest is history.

Lori wants to teach Bex about the finer things in life, but what’s the point when the system is rigged? After all, no-one on minimum wage has headspace to make their own yoghurt.

‘You want to swoop in and whisk me off to this brave new world of matcha powder and sourdough and reclaimed floorboards. And what if I’m happy as I am?’

Eleanor Sutton returns to play the role of Lori and, making their Soho Theatre debut, Melissa Lowe will take on the role of Bex.

 Paines Plough's HUNGRY by Chris Bush with Eleanor Sutton Credit: The Other Richard
Paines Plough’s HUNGRY by Chris Bush with Eleanor Sutton Credit: The Other Richard
Paines Plough's HUNGRY by Chris Bush with Eleanor Sutton and Melissa Lowe Credit: The Other Richard
Paines Plough’s HUNGRY by Chris Bush with Eleanor Sutton and Melissa Lowe Credit: The Other Richard

For more information and tickets, visit painesplough.com


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