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Food Wars: Battles on the Home Front

Tue 10 Sep 2019 - Sat 14 Sep 2019

"An entertaining and educational evening about a part of our history that might yet become more relevant than ever"

British Theatre Guide

"A marvellous evening’s entertainment"

Ipswich24 Magazine

"An informative and entertaining production"

Ipswich Town & Waterfront

"It's moving, it's entertaining, it's interesting...what more do you want from a night out?"

Grapevine Magazine

Eastern Angles in association with 

Harwich Haven: Surrender & Sanctuary presents Food Wars 

Watch out for our multi-dimensional entertainment covering rationing, food supplies, and the response of agriculture and government to the threat of national food shortages during two world wars.


Treacle has a sweet tooth and a sweet-heart, but balancing the two becomes harder when war breaks out. It’s bad enough when her man goes off to war, but even more difficult when he comes home expecting bacon for his breakfast.

Just as in Sid & Hettie and Everything Must Go, Saving Our Bacon by Jon Tavener is a tale of local characters amidst changing times. 

And this time we have an added bonus – our music hall version of Oh, What A Lovely Food War as a prologue! 

Come and enjoy songs, sketches and The Great War British Bake Off.


This is a collaboration between Eastern Angles and New Heritage Solutions, which previously brought you Somewhere In England.  

Individual reminiscence and the tales of ingenuity and survival combine to follow on previous Eastern Angles shows like Sid & HettieEverything Must Go and On The Home Front

FOOD WARS tours to:

Sir John Mills Theatre, Ipswich: Tues 10th - Sat 14th September

St Mary's Church Hall, Walton: Mon 23rd September, 7.30pm

Harwich Community Arts & Heritage Centre: Tues 24th September, 7.30pm

Dedham Assembly Rooms: Weds 25th September, 7.30pm

Dennington Village Hall: Thurs 26th September, 7.30pm

Brightlingsea Community Centre: Fri 27th September, 7.30pm

Maldon Town Hall: Sat 5th October, 7.30pm

Tickets £12 full, £10 concessions

Book tickets here

You can also catch Oh, What a Lovely Food War & the touring exhibition trailer with Harwich Haven at the following Food & Drink Festivals:

See the exhibition, re-enactors & theatre at:

27-28 July: Harwich Maritime Festival

17-18 Aug: Ipswich Maritime Festival

1 Sept: Felixstowe Art on the Prom 

28-29 Sept: Essex Autumn Food & Craft

*exhibit & re-enactors only

Saving Our Bacon will be touring to care homes, schools and dementia cafes across Suffolk and Essex.


Special thanks to:

Dave Borthwick (BBC microphone)

Co-Op Juniors (Costume)

Greg Wagland (BBC recorded announcements)

Faby Pym (Costume Assistant)


For more information on the project, visit Harwich Haven: Surrender & Sanctuary

Sally Ann Burnett

Hayley Evenett

Joseph Phelps

Writer - Oh, What A Lovely Food War

Ivan Cutting

Director - Oh, What A Lovely Food War

Scott Hurran

Writer & Director - Saving Our Bacon

Jon Tavener

Stage Manager

Penny Griffin