MOUTHFUL – a darkly comic and heartbreaking response to the global food crisis. Written by Lydia Adetunji, Inua Ellams and other leading dramatists. Opens Tuesday 8 September at Trafalgar Studios.
August 27, 2015 |

Trafalgar Studios 2

8 September – 3 October 2015

7:45pm, 3pm matinees Thurs/Sat



Sebastian (Harry Lister Smith) is travelling half way around the world to find his steak-loving friend who’s missing in Nigeria, while Rashida (Alisha Bailey) just wants to eat her bar of chocolate in peace. GoGo (Robert Hands) is sacrificing everything for a glass of water and Erica (Donna Croll) is trying to win round her daughter’s affections with a rare delicacy – the last potato. But whatever you do don’t try one of Ruth’s carrots…


MOUTHFUL is a darkly comic and at times heartbreaking response to the global food crisis from six of the world’s leading dramatists in partnership with six world-renowned scientists.


Written by Lydia Adetunji (Catherine Johnson Award for COMPLIANCE), Bola Agbaje (Olivier Award for GONE TOO FAR; Royal Court), Clare Bayley (THE CONTAINER; Young Vic), Inua Ellams (THE 14TH TALE and BLACK T-SHIRT COLLECTION; National Theatre), Neil LaBute (THIS IS HOW IT GOES; Donmar Warehouse, SOME GIRL(S); West End) and Pedro Miguel Rozo (OUR PRIVATE LIVES; Royal Court). The playwrights, with support from a Wellcome Trust Arts Award, have teamed up with six world-renowned scientists -Professors Tim Benton, Kamal Bawa, Suzanne Filteau, Ilkka Hanski, Molly Jahn and Tim Lang to collaborate on this politically provocative and theatrically imaginative production.