Eastern Angles in association with
Harwich Haven: Surrender & Sanctuary present
FOOD WARS – 2 plays reveal the battles on the home front
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.
Featuring two halves of story, it is a collaboration between Eastern Angles and New Heritage Solutions, which previously brought you Somewhere In England.
Oh, What a Lovely Food War, the first half, features a music hall treatment of the U-Boat war, the first introduction of food rationing, and the National Food Kitchens that fed rich, poor and everyone in between. Singers, comedians and a ventriloquist tell the story behind the strategies of Asquith and Lloyd George, including the man who really did know his father, and the first Great War British bake-off of bread made with potato flour!
Saving Our Bacon takes up the story in World War II, when pigs in blankets were something different, and the black market was just round the corner. The memories of those still living have been stirred into action once more to resurrect the stories of the home front that get forgotten.
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 28th September, 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.