Theatre closures due to coronavirus outbreak
From Saturday 15 August 2020, indoor performances at London theatres are allowed (with social distancing).
Outdoor performances (where possible) can also go ahead.
However, most theatres remain closed as they either do not have outside spaces or regard the need for social distancing as uneconomic.
The show below will not currently be playing and is scheduled to close by 15 August 2020 (when theatres can reopen for indoor performances).
Original performance dates are given below and reflect any changes we know about.
Closed 21 Dec 2019
Image: Arcola Theatre
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?
Hunger is Nobel Prize winner Knut Hamsun's groundbreaking tale about a mind on the margins, and our universal yearning for connection.
Based on his own early experiences of poverty prior to becoming Norway's most celebrated novelist, Hamsun's story revolutionised the psychological novel and influenced writers from Franz Kafka to Ernest Hemingway.
Background, advisory warnings
Age suitability: Not available
This fast-paced new adaptation bursts onto the stage in a timely, world premiere production, directed by the winner of the Peter Hall Emerging Artist Fellowship at the Rose Theatre, Fay Lomas.
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London E8 3DL
Performance days & times
Monday ‑ 8‑00pm (7pm on 25 Nov)
Tuesday ‑ 8‑00pm
Wednesday ‑ 8‑00pm
Thursday ‑ 8‑00pm
Friday ‑ 8‑00pm
Saturday ‑ 8‑00pm
Students / 26 and under - Value seats at £10 or 20% off Standard seats with Young Arcola.
65 and over - 20% off Standard and Value seats.
People in receipt of disability benefits - free companion with full-price Standard seat or 20% off Best, Standard and Value seats.
People in receipt of unemployment benefits - Value seats at £10 or 20% off Standard seats.
Theatre union members - 10% off Standard and Value seats
Saturday 7 December at 3pm
Thursday 12 December at 8pm
Monday 16 December at 8pm
Saturday 21 December at 3pm
Author: Knut Hamsun, adapted by Amanda Lomas
Composer: Lex Kosanke
Director: Fay Lomas
Designer: Anna Kezia Williams
Lighting: Rajiv Pattani
Movement: Natasha Harrison
Production: Arcola Theatre and Jump Spark