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Hunger Tickets

London Play
Adaptation of Nobel Prize winner Knut Hamsun's novel
Hunger by Knut Hamsun Adapted by Amanda Lomas Directed by Fay Lomas A bold new adaptation of the radical novel. A young man moves to the big city with dreams of becoming a writer. But in this unforgiving metropolis, friends are scarce and jobs are even scarcer. Once hunger rocks the core of his reality, how can his youthful spirit – and his sanity – survive? Hunger is Nobel Prize winner Knut Hamsun’s groundbreaking tale about a mind on the margins, and our universal yearning for connection. Based on his own early experiences of poverty prior to becoming Norway’s most celebrated novelist, Hamsun’s story revolutionised the psychological novel and influenced writers from Franz Kafka to Ernest Hemingway. This fast-paced new adaptation bursts onto the stage in a timely, world premiere production, directed by the winner of the Peter Hall Emerging Artist Fellowship at the Rose Theatre, Fay Lomas.
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Rated 5 out of 5 (8 Reviews)
  • Review Avatar Nov 24, 2019

    Stimulating and thought-provoking play about rejection and homelessness, which was beautifully and sympathetically acted with most of the cast taking on multi-roles that were clearly delineated. The storytelling was clear and moving, with ever-changing, brief scenes, and the direction was inventive and fast-paced to hold the audiences attention. The clever use of set and soundscape conjured up the city and harbour settings and the bleakness and isolation of someone on the margins of society. A message for today

  • Review Avatar Dec 9, 2019

    Excellent production

  • Review Avatar Dec 18, 2019

    It was breathtaking. The comedians are perfect, they don’t have to overplay because the stage is very close to the spectators. Just... wow.

  • Review Avatar Dec 19, 2019

    Thought provoking, sad and beautifully produced.

  • Review Avatar Dec 20, 2019

    Excellent play, acting and production. I was completely engaged and moved by the dialogue, the disorienting sounds, the emotons of the protagonist, the authenticity of the myriad characters throughout.... the lighting!

  • Review Avatar Dec 21, 2019

    Powerful. Clockwork acting and coreography.

  • Review Avatar Dec 21, 2019

    Great intimate venue, superb direction and acting, my husband and I were deeply moved by the play, i was actually in tears. We will be back and congratulations to the actors for an inspiring performance!

  • Review Avatar Dec 22, 2019