The Last Lunch archiveIt's Sunday lunch, and where the roast should be, there's a tofu wiener casserole instead. Albert, a butcher, is mortified and questions his wife Jean who has put it on the table. Why has she? One of their twins, Mark, a vegan, and his opinionated vegan spiritual-midwife girlfriend Julie, are coming to lunch, and Albert takes it all very personally. Twin sister Maddy, is on her way too, with 16 her year old daughter, Hannah, who has an intense personal secret she needs to share. Everyone is converging on Albert's house, including beef-farmer Pete, (father to Hannah's dreamy boyfriend, Andy), abattoir worker Dave, (and his set of large knives), Andy himself, Sam (Albert and Jean's youngest, just back from fighting in Afghanistan, and bearing frightful news) and the spirits of some of the animals that Dave, Pete and Albert have, between them, been instrumental in dispatching. All is set for a monumental clash of beliefs, values, knives,... and hearts. On the farm one boy spends hours listening to the animals. Their cries and calls to each other, to the wind and to the Gods. In The Last Lunch, butchers and vegans find strange common ground, and common ancient knowledge, locked away in tombs buried for millennia. Now deeply hidden secrets must emerge, and new disturbing secret pacts must be made. A blood blessing is required. To seal the family in, for ever.


Author: Jonathan Brown
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Archive listings for The Last Lunch

Work type: Play.


Company Something Underground Theatre Company. Director Jonathan Brown.
15 May 14 to 31 May 14Friends Meeting House, Brighton :: V01469020637
listing details L1204513236
25 Apr 14Cockpit Theatre, Inner London :: V182
listing details L272693939

Other listings

15 Jul 12Arts Theatre, West End :: V167
listing details L01088310165

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