Fine dining requires sharp knives.
Eleanor and Beatrice are two sisters who meet once a week, every week, for lunch. Their lives are all about charm, charity and keeping up appearances. While others struggle, they only have to navigate the menu.
But today’s lunch is different. Misfortune strikes, catapulting them on a chaotic quest to find the meaning of life. For these two Gucci-clad harpies the big ‘why’ is the ultimate status symbol, hard to find and never on sale. Their interrogation of existence results in religious revelations, attempted revolution, cannibalistic fantasies and an anaphylactic reaction to paprika.
“Eat Your Heart Out is the full bling!” – Liberace
“Riotous! Makes the Patriarchy look like play time.” – Margaret Thatcher
“Better than a fresh husband!” – Zsa Zsa Garbor
“Totally F*cking EDIBLE!” – Gorden Ramsey
★★★★★ “Their audacity is the ultimate fashion accessory!” – Coco Chanel
No celebrities were harmed in the collecting of these quotes.
Content Warnings: Strong language
Written by Angela Buckingham
Directed by Peter Houghton
Performed by Carolyn Bock, Helen Hopkins, Clare Bartholomew
Set and Costume Design by Sophie Woodward
Image by Tony Rive
Visual rating 50%: Events are partly subtitled or include dialogue, background music and/or sounds, so d/Deaf and hard of hearing audiences can have some engagement with the event.
Aural Rating 50%: Has both sound and visual components, but sight isn’t essential to be able to engage with the event.