Culture

What if your food started talking back?

Eaten by Mamoru Iriguchi 

What if your food started talking back? Meet Lionel McLion. He’s just eaten a human called Mamoru. But Lionel hasn’t chewed his food well. So Mamoru’s alive and well in his stomach, and now wants to say hello. A strange friendship between the eater and the eaten starts to grow. Eaten invites children to the fascinating world of food chains and digestion. 

See it at Orkney Theatre (part of Orkney International Science Festival)

Wed 11 Sep | 1.30pm (schools performance) + 7.30pm | £5/£3 (Festival passes apply) 

Tickets: oisf.org or from VisitOrkney (Kirkwall)

EATEN by Mamoru Iriguchi, Directed by Ivor MacAskill, Cast Mamoru Iriguchi & Suzi Cunningham, Photo credit Manuel Vason copy

EATEN by Mamoru Iriguchi, Directed by Ivor MacAskill, Cast Mamoru Iriguchi & Suzi Cunningham, Photo credit Manuel Vason

The award-winning performance artist, Mamoru Iriguchi, is back out on tour this autumn with Eaten, a show for children aged 6yrs+ about food, eating and being eaten!

Donning a lion costume, Mamoru simultaneously plays the roles of the eater (Lionel the lion who dreams of being a vegetarian) and the eaten (Mamoru the human who loves meat) resulting in a dialogue about food between the predator and his prey, locked in one body.

With a surrealist and humorous storyline, Iriguchi, together with director Ivor MacAskill and co-performer Suzi Cunningham, invite children and grown-ups to the fascinating world around food: eating, being eaten, digesting, defecating and everything in-between and beyond, in nature and on our dining tables. Eaten encourages young audiences and adult audiences to carefully examine what they eat and re-think their relationship with food and nature. 

Other venues in Scotland where it can be seen:

EATEN by Mamoru Iriguchi, Directed by Ivor MacAskill, Cast Mamoru Iriguchi & Suzi Cunningham, Photo credit Manuel Vason copy

 Photo credit Manuel Vason

CatStrand (New Galloway)

Fri 13 Sep | 4.30pm | £8/£4 (under 25s)
01644 420 374 | catstrand.com
 
North Edinburgh Arts 
Sat 14 Sep | 3pm | £8/£5 (£2 good neighbour scheme)
0131 315 2151 | northedinburgharts.co.uk 
BSL interpreted performance 
 
Paisley Arts Centre
Sun 15 Sep | 2pm | £4
BSL interpreted performance
 
Eastwood Park Theatre (Giffnock)
Wed 18 Sep | 1.30pm | £2
0141 577 4956 | eastwoodparktheatre.co.uk
 
Beacon Arts Centre (Greenock)
Thu 19 Sep | 1.30pm | £5
01475 723 723 | beaconartscentre.co.uk
 
The Byre Theatre (St Andrews)
Sat 21 Sep | 2pm | £10/£8
01334 475 000 | byretheatre.com
 
Mull Theatre
Mon 23 Sep | 1.30pm (schools performance)
01688 302 211 | comar.co.uk
 
SEALL at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig (Isle of Skye)
Wed 25 Sep | 6.30pm | £8/£3
01471 844 207 | seall.co.uk
 
Macphail Centre (Ullapool)
Thu 26 Sep | 1.30pm (schools performance)
 
Whiting Bay Hall (Arran Theatre and Arts Trust)
Sat 28 Sep | 2pm | £5
 
MAC Arts (Galashiels)
Wed 2 Oct | 1.30pm | £5
 
Dunoon Burgh Hall
Thu 3 Oct | 4pm | £6/£4
01369 701 776 | dunoonburghhall.org.uk
 
Eden Court (Inverness)
Sat 5 Oct |  2pm | £8 (family discounts available)
01463 234 234 | eden-court.co.uk
 
The Barn (Banchory)
Sun 6 Oct | 2.30pm | £7/£6
01330 825 431 | thebarnarts.co.uk

2 replies »

  1. Another angle on the cycle of food, and eating……..

    ON ILKLEY MOOR BAHT ‘AT

    (Traditional Yorkshire)

    Wheear ‘as ta bin sin ah saw thee,
    Ah saw thee,

    On Ilkley Moor baht ‘at?!

    Wheear ‘as ta bin sin ah saw thee?
    Wheear ‘as ta bin sin ah saw thee?

    On Ilkley Moor baht ‘at?!
    On Ilkley Moor baht ‘at?!
    On Ilkley Moor baht ‘at?!

    Tha’s been a cooartin’ Mary Jane
    Mary Jane

    On Ilkley Moor baht ‘at

    Tha’s been a cooartin’ Mary Jane
    Mary Jane
    Tha’s been a cooartin’ Mary Jane
    Mary Jane|

    On Ilkley Moor baht ‘at
    On Ilkley Moor baht ‘at
    On Ilkey Moor baht ‘at

    Tha’s bahn t’catch thi deeath o’cowd
    deeath o’cowd

    On Ilkley Moor baht ‘at

    Tha’s bahn t’catch thi deeath o’cowd
    deeath o’cowd
    Tha’s bahn t’catch thi deeath o’cowd
    deeath o’cowd

    On Ilkley Moor baht ‘at
    On Ilkley Moor baht ‘at
    On Ilkley Moor baht ‘at

    Then we shall ha’ to bury thee
    bury thee

    On Ilkley Moor baht ‘at

    Then we shall ha’ to bury thee
    bury thee
    Then we shall ha’ to bury thee
    bury thee

    On Ilkley Moor baht ‘at
    On Ilkley Moor baht ‘at
    On Ilkley Moor baht ‘at

    Then t’worms ‘ll cum and eat thee oop
    eat thee oop

    On Ilkley Moor baht ‘at

    Then t’worms ‘ll cum and eat thee oop
    eat thee oop
    Then t’worms ‘ll cum and eat thee oop
    eat thee oop

    On Ilkley Moor baht ‘at
    On Ilkley Moor baht ‘at
    On Ilkley Moor baht ‘at

    Then ducks ‘ll cum and eat oop t’worms
    eat oop t’worms

    On Ilkley Moor baht ‘at

    Then ducks ‘ll cum and eat oop t’worms
    oop t’worms

    Then ducks ‘ll cum and eat oop t’worms

    On Ilkley Moor baht ‘at
    On Ilkley Moor baht ‘at
    On Ilkley Moor baht ‘at

    Then we shall go an’ ate oop ducks
    ate oop ducks

    On Ilkley Moor baht ‘at

    Then we shall go an’ ate oop ducks
    ate oop ducks

    Then we shall go an’ ate oop ducks

    On Ilkley Moor baht ‘at
    On Ilkley Moor baht ‘at
    On Ilkley Moor baht ‘at

    Then we shall all ‘ave etten thee
    etten thee

    On Ilkley Moor baht ‘at

    Then we shall all ‘ave etten thee
    etten thee

    Then we shall all ‘ave etten thee

    On Ilkley Moor baht ‘at
    On Ilkley Moor baht ‘at
    On Ilkley Moor baht ‘at

    For Non-Yorkies – “baht ‘at” means without hat – and we all know you catch thi deeath o’cowd , if yo go out bah’at.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.