"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.
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.
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
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)