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Food by Steve Rodgers


THEMES: Family, Sex, Body Image
LENGTH: 2 Hours
CAST SIZE: 3 – 4 Cast Members

“Steve Rodger’s new play kneads family drama and intercultural rom-com with traces of desire and sexual violence into intimate..


Sisters, Elma and Nancy run a takeaway joint – their days heavy with Chiko Rolls and memories. While they quietly wage war with their past and wrangle with each other about their future, a young traveller arrives and brings with him a charm and sensuality that turns their world around.

Production History

Food premiered on April 28, 2012 at the Downstairs Theatre at Belvoir Street Theatre.

Published as part of Downstairs at Belvoir alongside Medea by Kate Mulvany and Anne-Louise Sarks after Euripides and Old Man by Matthew Whittet

ISBN: 978 1 921390 69 2

Additional information

Weight 0.250 kg
Dimensions 21 × 15 × 0.5 cm


"Food is — the foodie analogies are irresistibly appropriate — a nourishing and tasty theatrical dish."

Time Out Sydney

"...a delicious piece of theatre. It is adventurous while still being comforting, warm without being cloying. … you want to gobble it up and then go back for seconds."

Australian Stage

"Food is a delicious, light confection with some rewarding chewy bits"

Actor’s Green Room

"... funny and uplifting. The audience will feel that no matter how far apart you may have drifted from family or your past, it's going to be OK, you can come back together."

Sydney Morning Herald

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