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Paperback, 80 pages ISBN: 9781839040115Publication Date:
5 Aug 2021
Size: 198mm x 129mm£11.99 £9.59You save £2.40 (20%)
Ebook, 80 pages ISBN: 9781788503938Publication Date:
5 Aug 2021
£11.99 £9.59You save £2.40 (20%)
First Staged:
Paines Plough UK tour, 2021


By Chris Bush

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Lori is a professional chef. Bex waits on tables to make ends meet. One night together in a walk-in fridge and it's the beginning of something beautiful.

Lori has big plans, while Bex is struggling. If we are what we eat, then Bex is in real trouble. It's not her fault – the system is rigged. No one on minimum wage and zero hours has the headspace to make their own yoghurt.

Chris Bush's Hungry is a play about food, love, class and grief in a world where there's little left to savour. It was premiered in July 2021 in Paines Plough's the Roundabout, directed by Katie Posner, as a co-production between Paines Plough and Belgrade Theatre as part of Coventry City of Culture 2021, before touring the UK.

Hungry is also available in the volume Chris Bush Plays: One.

'One of the UK's most exciting young playwrights' The Stage

'A writer of great wit and empathy' The Times

'I'd watch you eat. I'd eat you up. Look at you. You get it, don't you? You're real.'

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'Sensitive, confronting and seriously funny... smart writing... Like the best theatre, Hungry is reflective and thought-provoking – and a call for change'

The Stage

'Chris Bush's clever two-hander is a thoughtful exploration of attitudes to what we eat'


'Thought-provoking and highly entertaining'

British Theatre Guide

'Powerful and emotive... a multilayered tale of bittersweet love and class entrenchment'

Evening Standard

'Quite simply, I loved everything about this play... blisteringly funny... a great evening of entertainment'


'The crisp, snappy dialogue is peppered with acute observational one-liners and unwavering social awareness, reconfirming Bush as one of our greatest, most relevant contemporary playwrights'

Broadway World

'Provocative and compellingly written...It seems that [Chris] Bush is competing only with the likes of Mike Bartlett to be Britain's most programmed playwright'

The Upcoming

'Whip-smart... this play is one of the stars of this year's Edinburgh Fringe'

Fest Mag

'Wickedly watchable... Chris Bush is a darn impressive writer... A quick classic has been added to the canon – a resounding success'

Paperback,80 pages ISBN: 9781839040115Publication Date:
5 Aug 2021
Size: 198mm x 129mm£11.99 £9.59You save £2.40 (20%)
Ebook,80 pages ISBN: 9781788503938Publication Date:
5 Aug 2021
£11.99 £9.59You save £2.40 (20%)

Also by Chris Bush:

Chris Bush Plays: One
Faustus: That Damned Woman
Standing at the Sky's Edge
The Assassination of Katie Hopkins
Rock / Paper / Scissors
The Changing Room
Standing at the Sky's Edge
Jane Eyre
The Last Noël
A Dream
Nine Lessons and Carols
(Not) the End of the World

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