Emptymouthing (2 stars)

This article is from 2009.


Susie Campbell’s one-woman show takes the Hansel and Gretel fairytale and deconstructs it to show society’s preoccupation with food, mixing in her own tale of eating disorders. Using storytelling, movement and props her analogy holds, and live music from Tom Ashworth and Matthew Phelps adds flavour, but supposedly telling clips of celebrity chefs are a superfluous garnish, and the whole doesn’t cohere into anything substantial.

Spotlites @ the Merchants’ Hall, 220 5911, until 31 Aug, 7.15pm, £8 (£7).


  • 2 stars

Animated household objects join fairytale characters, real people and celebrity chefs in one woman's story of her struggle with eating, appetite, language and identity. Storytelling, music, puppetry and mime are cooked up together in this mouthwatering new theatre piece. Tickets: £8.00 / £7.00 concs Group…

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