Audience feedback for Foodbank As It Is

Tweets referencing @foodbankasitis

'profoundly affecting drama about the scandalous rates of hunger and food insecurity in the UK. Can't recommend it enough'

'brilliant and revealing'

'powerful portrayal'

'awesome'

'excellent & heart wrenching'

'one of the most moving performances I have seen in a very long time. Brilliant insight'

'Everyone needs to see this'

'moving performance which reminds us to act, to challenge'

'Hard hitting'

'This is why theatre exists'

Twitter: 

 

Sufra 12/12/18

 

13/12/18 Sufra @SufraNWLondon 

 

What a fabulous turn out it was last night to this truly amazing hard-hitting production 

 

12/12/18 TRJFP London NW @TRJFPLondonNW  

 

Heart-breaking picture of reality in our communities

 

29/11/18 Maya London @mayalondon40 

 

Powerful performance that makes it impossible to ignore the drama affecting millions of people in the UK


 

Holyrood 21/11/18

 

21/11/18 Bill Bowman MSP @billabowman 

 

Very powerful renditions of individual’s particular circumstances 

 

21/11/18 Rhona Cunningham @Rhona_FG 

 

As It Is Theatre makes I Daniel Blake look like a Blue Peter production - hard to hear and very gritty - everyone in power has to see this and then find the energy and reason to do the right thing
https://twitter.com/Rhona_FG/status/1065344914093948928

 

22/11/18 Elli Kontorravdis @EKontorravdis 

 

This performance is not just a platform for stories but a platform for change

 

22/11/18 Glasgow SW Foodbanks @GSWFoodbank 

 

We forgot they were actors and so there was very little clapping. It seemed intrusive. These were suffering people. Representing hundreds of thousands.
 

 

21/11/18 Miriam Craven @MiriamCraven 

 

Hugely powerful message delivered tonight at Scottish Parliament by @MenuForChange . Thank you for inviting me, i have listened and I will continue daily to reinforce the message with @SocSecScot

 

21/11/18 Rhona Cunningham 

 

Oh God.... this is heartbreaking and shameful - I am ashamed @MenuForChange

 

21/11/18 Catherine Fyfe @cathfyfe

 

Incredibly powerful performance and stories from those experiencing food insecurity from @foodbankasitis tonight. Important messages for us all to hear , reflect and push for real change. Thank you!

 

21/11/18 Deborah Hay @HayDeborah

 

What has shamed me out of my recent twitter silence? This.  Everyone should see this & take action. Glasgow folk can see it tomorrow. Thank you @MenuForChange & @foodbankasitis for not letting us look away.

 

19/11/18 Glasgow SW Foodbanks

 

I sat in on a rehearsal. Wept twice. This play tells it "as it is". Hence the name.


 

CentrE17 Walthamstow 26/4/18

 

26/4/18 Sheree Kane @ShereeKane30 

 

Just been to see @foodbankasitis an action provoking show - congratulation to Tara and the cast- giving voice to people's lives in the UK and the harsh reality of food poverty. #timeforaction


 

Chelsea Theatre 5/3/18

 

5/3/18 factor-m @Art_consult

 

Soup for all tonight @ChelseaTheatre following unsettling performance @foodbankasitis life-changing theatre

 

5/3/18 Sufra NW London @SufraNWLondon

 

Sufra staff have just been to see the wonderful play by @foodbankasitis! Fantastic performance that is creating public awareness about the issues our guests regularly face #FoodBank

 

6/3/18 Kerry Vandersteen @newcavey

Well done to all involved for a brilliant, provocative (!) piece of theatre @ChelseaTheatre last night. So powerful to watch food bank stories told "as it is". Keep up the fight. @foodbankasitis #poverty #austerity


 

Saw @foodbankasitis last night at the @ChelseaTheatre such informative and inspiring work. It’s time we start looking out for one another. This play is why we have Theatre.
https://twitter.com/Rach__elle/status/931113630048903168
16 Nov 2017 @Rach__elle

 


 

Canary Article: 

 

3/3/18 H and F Foodbank @hffoodbank

 

Such a great interview with @TaraMosman @foodbankasitis   I wish I could be as articulate as she is.

 

25/2/18 Sheffield Uncut @SheffieldUncut1

 

Always heartening to see work that actually reflects the regressive and degrading effects of austerity, almost totally ignored by mainstream entertainment, highly paid 'big name actors' and programme makers.


 

Miscellaneous:

 

31/1/18 Fran Bernhardt @goodfoodforwho

 

Fab! Just wait till you see it - @foodbankasitis is absolutely game-changingly brilliant! 

 

2/2/18

No need to thank me - all true! Yes - politicians, watch out! But also CHECK IT OUT! Everyone needs to see this and do what they can to be part of the solution

 

22/2/18 Ruairi Casey @Ruairi_Casey

 

Make sure to grab a ticket for @foodbankasitis. It's a profoundly affecting drama about the scandalous rates of hunger and food insecurity in the UK. Can't recommend it enough 

 

7/1/18 Alison Inglis-Jones @Ijoneswilliams

Could not recommend it more - a must see. 

 

7/1/18 Karen Buck MP @KarenPBuckMP

 

Written by the former co-ordinater of, and drawing experiences from, @NPFoodbank I saw this performed and strongly recommend it.

 

6/12/18 Cllr Ray Lancashire @Ray_Lancashire

 

You won’t regret seeing this play.

 

24/11/17 Fran Bernhardt @goodfoodforwho

 

What an #inspirational person @TaraMosman is! Not only does she have a sellout play @foodbankasitis under her hat (which I massively recommend to all), but she writes impassioned articles like this one which continue to lift the lid on #foodinsecurity in the UK.Have a read!

 

23/11/17 Cllr Ray Lancashire @

 

@TrussellTrust @foodbankasitis Since going to the “Food As It Is” play, each time I shop, I remember to buy a little more for foodbanks.

 

23/11/17 The Trussell Trust @TrussellTrust

 

It really is a powerful play, the team @foodbankasitis are doing incredibly important work!


 

Garden Court Chambers 29/11/17

 

30/11/17 Andie Gbedemah @A_Gbedemah

 

Was great to see the performance of @foodbankasitis last night - so important to challenge ‘scrounger‘ and ‘fraudster’ narrative when it comes to people receiving benefits

 

2/12/17 Cole Moreton @ColeMoreton
 

Saw this stunning play a few days ago. Go see, or put it on. Truthful, revealing, moving, it inspires action to end a national disgrace.

 

30/11/19 Robert Puddick MSc ANutr @RPuddick

 

@foodbankasitis excellent & heart wrenching show last night that highlights again that food is no longer deemed a fundamental human right

 

29/11/17 Matt @MattRigby88

 

Saw the excellent @foodbankasitis this evening. The unavoidable use of #foodbanks is a national disgrace. In the #UK nobody should be starving. 






 

Chelsea Theatre 26/1/18:

 

26/1/18 Cassie Hanratty @cassiehanratty

 

Had the pleasure of watching the brilliant @foodbankasitis at @ChelseaTheatre this avro. It reinforced harrowing stories of people I work with everyday. Everyone should go see it 

 

Chelsea Theatre 15/11/17

 

18/11/17 Fran Bernhardt @goodfoodforwho

 

This week, I saw @foodbankasitis. It's one of the most moving performances I have seen in a very long time. Brilliant insight into the #foodinsecurity problem sadly affecting more and more #vulnerable people. Everyone needs to see this. 

 

16/11/17 Garry Lemon @GazLemon

 

Incredibly powerful show. Hope as many people as possible see it

 

16/11/17 Rachelle Grubb @Rach_elle 

 

https://twitter.com/Rach__elle/status/931113630048903168

 

Saw @foodbankasitis last night at the @ChelseaTheatre such informative and inspiring work. It’s time we start looking out for one another. This play is why we have Theatre.

 

16/11/17 Katie Hart @HartKatie1

 

Caught @foodbankasitis last night @ChelseaTheatre. Amazing to see real stories on stage told with passion and the respect they deserve! Wonderful all round







 

Press Coverage:

 

https://www.thenational.scot/news/17236554.holyrood-hosts-play-focussing-on-lives-of-scots-food-bank-users/

 

https://walthamforestecho.co.uk/banking-on-you/

 

https://www.thecanary.co/uk/2018/02/24/the-reality-of-food-bank-britain-is-about-to-be-exposed-in-a-very-public-way/

 

https://www.standard.co.uk/help-a-hungry-child/hardhitting-play-shows-how-starving-londoners-turn-to-food-banks-a3731781.html



 

Blogs: 

 

https://lawrenceoconnor.com/2018/11/19/food-bank-as-it-is-2018-in-scotland/

 

http://endhungeruk.org/asking-government-listen-inner-city-foodbank/



 

Review: 

 

https://edatheatre.wordpress.com/2018/04/29/food-bank-as-it-is-centre17/

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