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E5 Bakehouse
London United Kingdom
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Hobo Theatre and the E5 Bakehouse present:


A play with food and live music.

Based on Knut Hamsun's classic modernist novel, Hunger tells the story of a nameless writer, wandering the streets of Christiania in 1890, seeking inspiration for his writing and trying to stave off poverty and hunger.

In order to work, he must have bread to keep body and soul together, but in order to have bread he must make money from his writing. As the hero of the story wrestles with this conundrum, his physical weakness heightens his spiritual awareness but also threatens to send him spiraling in to insanity. On a picaresque journey through the city he encounters extraordinary characters, conjures ideas for grand philosophical essays and falls in love. He finds moments of beauty and elation but it seems a life of struggle is never far away. Is he destined always to return to Hunger?

The performance features live music and is concluded with a traditional Scandinavian two-course meal which is included in the ticket price.

The venue is the E5 Bakehouse, one of the country's leading artisan bakeries.

About Hobo Theatre:

Hobo Theatre was formed in 2012 with the aim of producing work in unusual non-theatre spaces, telling stories with an international perspective about wanderers, adventurers and people lost at the margins. Our first project was Roundabout, the true story of Macedonian immigrants squatting in a public park, which we staged in the garden of the Bush Theatre. We then produced La Turista: Cafe Duende, a piece about the Spanish Civil War, in the Tapas restaurant, Morito, with food, music and dancing woven into the narrative.

Last summer we conducted a youth theatre project called Things That Drive You Crazy! about all the things in life that make us mad, sad and glad, in a former mental hospital in East London and our most recent project, Heaven in Berlin, a play with live rock music about East Germany in the 1980's, was presented in a large industrial space in Battersea.

About E5 Bakehouse:

E5 Bakehouse are bringing the art of sourdough baking to Hackney. Everything we bake, make or sell embodies our passion for artisan methods, organic local products and delicious food. Our breads are entirely hand-crafted and baked daily, at sunrise; we source our flours from local mills and deliver our goods by bicycle. We even serve coffee from a local east-end roaster. But we are also creating a new kind of community space in London. Our bakery is home to a small, committed group of bakers, chefs and barristas, and we do our best to promote the work of local artists and entrepreneurs.


E5 Bakehouse (View)
395 Mentmore Terrace
London E8 3PH
United Kingdom


Arts > Literary
Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre
Food > Beer, Wine, Spirits

Minimum Age: 9
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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