We had a great time this weekend with Harwich Haven: Surrender & Sanctuary at Ipswich Maritime Festival. The Food Wars exhibition trailer was positioned outside the University of Suffolk where members of the public could read all about food rationing and the National Kitchens during the First World War.
Eastern Angles joined in on the action to perform excerpts from Oh, What A Lovely Food War over Saturday and Sunday. The 20 minute performances were a music hall take on the perils of food rationing and included a skit on the Great Wartime British Bake Off!
It was a glorious day on Saturday and, despite the rain on Sunday morning, Sunday afternoon turned into a bright day for audiences to enjoy the final performances.
Oh, What a Lovely Food War will be performed in full for the Food Wars tour this autumn which also includes a new play Saving Our Bacon which is based on real-life memories of food on the home front from care home residents in Suffolk. Here are the touring venues, dates and times:
Ipswich, Sir John Mills Theatre:
Tues 10 Sept 7.45pm
Wed 11 Sept 3.45pm
Wed 11 Sept 7.45pm
Thur 12 Sept 2.30pm
Thur 12 Sept 7.45pm
Fri 13 Sept 7.45pm
Sat 14 Sept 3.45pm
Sat 14 Sept 7.45pm
Walton, St. Mary’s Church Hall: Mon 23 Sept 7.30pm
Dedham Assembly Rooms: Wed 25 Sept 7.30pm
Dennington Village Hall: Thur 26 Sept 7.30pm
Brightlingsea Community Centre: Fri 27 Sept 7.30pm
Maldon Town Hall: Sat 5 Oct 7.30pm
Tickets are £12 full price and £10 concessions.
The trailer continues its tour of Suffolk at Felixstowe Art on the Prom on Sunday 1st September and at Essex Autumn Food & Craft on Saturday 28th – Sunday 29th September.