Arcola Theatre and Jump Spark today announce the full cast for Amanda Lomas’ bold new imagining of Hunger, adapted from the ground-breaking psychological novel by Knut Hamsun.
Fay Lomas directs Archie Backhouse (Hans), Katie Eldred (Ylayali), Kwami Odoom (The Young Man) and Jessica Tomlinson (Landlady). The production opens on 25 November, with previews from 20 November, and runs until 21 December.
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?
In this fast-paced new adaptation, Amanda Lomas explodes Knut Hamsun’s tale about a mind on the margins and, more than a century since the original novel captured the brutality of urban isolation, asks how much has changed.
Directed by the winner of the Peter Hall Emerging Artist Fellowship Award at Rose Theatre Kingston, Fay Lomas, Hunger bursts onto the stage in a timely, world premiere production.
Hunger is the penultimate production in Arcola’s Autumn season, which celebrates original plays and adaptations by female writers.