What if your food started talking back? Meet Lionel the lion. He’s just eaten a human called Mamoru for lunch. Being very hungry, Lionel hasn’t chewed his food, so Mamoru is still alive and very well in his stomach, and now wants to say hello. A strange friendship between the eater and the eaten starts to grow. Meanwhile, Lionel’s breakfast wants to say hello… from his bottom!
Eaten invites children and grown-ups to the fascinating world of the food web. Eaten asks, what should we eat? And who should eat us?!
1.30pm, 2 April, Cumbernauld Theatre as part of Puppet Animation Festival
8 April, Al-Kasaba Theater, Ramallah
9 April, Russian Center, Bethlehem
2pm, 12 April, Lemon Tree, Aberdeen as part of Puppet Animation Festival
11am, 13 April, Lochgelly Centre as part of Puppet Animation Festival
1.30pm, 15 April, Howden Park, Livingston as part of Puppet Animation Festival
3pm, 19 April, Heart of Hawick as part of Puppet Animation Festival
2.15pm & 5pm, 20 April, Nairn Community & Arts Centre as part of Puppet Animation Festival
2pm, 26 January, Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling
1.30pm & 7pm, Mon 4 June, Platform, Glasgow, Take Me Somewhere
11.30am, Sat 9 June, Universal Hall, Findhorn, Rise
1pm & 3pm, Sunday 24 June, Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester
2-19 August Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh
7 August Fringe by the Sea, North Berwick
7 October Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Pitlochry
18 October Festival of the Future, Dundee
26 October SPILL Festival, Ipswich
10 November Theatre Royal Dumfries, Dumfries
Eaten is available for touring.
Download a tour pack here.
Scale of Venue: small to medium scale
Company size: 3 on the road
Freight: excess baggage only
Length of show: 50mins. No interval
Description: Physical, text based, participatory.
Costs: Please contact us for more information on pricing.
To book a show or ask for additional information, please contact :
Producer, Mhari Robinson
+44 (0) 7534 942 255
mharirobinson [at] gmail [dot] com
SCIENTIFIC fact meets humorous invention when Mamoru Iriguchi invites audiences to delve into the belly of the beast and discover what it means to be Eaten. (★★★★, Mary Brennan, The Herald: Full review here)
…Add in Iriguchi’s straight-faced wit and his ability to combine childlike innocence and DIY sophistication, and what you get is an educational conceptualist entertainment for ages six and up that plays with the notion “you are what you eat” (★★★★, Donald Hutera, The Times, Full review here)
…the inventiveness and revelling…shows a willingness to take risks that pays off. The relationship between food, death and life might be vital, but is often a taboo subject. This a peculiarly transgressive piece that will please those of any age who appreciate the truly bizarre. (★★★★, Thom Dibdin, The Stage, Full review here)
…‘Eaten’ explores complicated ideas about the food chain and the conflicting emotions that come with being animal-loving omnivores. Iriguchi’s creation is unpretentiously intelligent, warm, and as honest as it is silly. (★★★★★, Stephanie Stapleton, ThreeWeeks: Full review here)
Lionel… and Mamoru teach children and grown-ups all about why it is important to pay attention to what you eat. They welcome you into the surprisingly charming world of food chains. (★★★★★, Blair Simmons, Broadway Baby, Full review here)
Concept, Design, Co-Direction & Performance by Mamoru Iriguchi
Direction by Ivor MacAskill
Performance by Suzi Cunningham
Outside Eye Nikki Tomlinson
Dramaturgy by Selina Papoutsueli
Costume Supervision by Alison Brown
Assistant Direction by Gavin Pringle
Photography: Manuel Vason
Film: Geraldine Heaney