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Food (NHB Modern Plays)

128 pages38 minutes


A play about celebrity chefs and the price you have to pay for ambition, from the Imaginary Body, the team behind the smash hit '100'.

Winner of an Edinburgh Fringe First Award, 2006

Top chef Frank Byrne has one ambition in life - to win the coveted third Michelin star for his restaurant, which will bring him the success he craves and confirm his reputation as the best. But reaching the top comes at a price...

Set in the turbulent world of celebrity chefs, Food explores the compulsive nature of perfectionism and the sacrifices we make to realise our dreams.

'as fast and furious as a knife at chopping-board, and fizzes with physical invention' Telegraph

'full of wit, and pokes delicious fun at foodie culture... It broadens its scope way beyond an everyday story of celebrity chefs into a thoughtful consideration of the pitfalls and pratfalls of perfectionism' Guardian

'brilliantly ingenious... takes the breath away' Scotsman

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