Bread and Butter archiveIn a Gorbals tenement and in the brief, blissful breaks from the daily slog in a clothing factory, Miriam and Alec, Morris and Sharon live out their lives against the backdrop on 20th century history. Youthful idealists kicking against their Jewish heritage as Hitler rises to power in Germany, their lives and attitudes change over time, sometimes pragmatically and sometimes with regret, as they attempt to carve out their own little slices of happiness in a vast and intimidating world. Bread and Butter examines life at the bottom of the social ladder, where luxury is feeding pigeons in the park and the simple staples of life are as cherished as caviar. Dreams crumble over time and characters are measured over decades according to how they respond to the huge, continent-wide changes taking place around them.


Author: C.P. Taylor
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Archive listings for Bread and Butter

Work type: Play.


Producer Dumbfounded Theatre. Company Oxford Stage Company. Director Mark Rosenblatt. Design Jon Bausor. Lighting Philip Gladwell. Performer Gerry Lepkowski. Performer Michael Wilson. Performer Pauline Turner. Performer Jayne McKenna.
9 Nov 04 to 27 Nov 04The Kiln (formerly Tricycle Theatre), Inner London :: V250
listing details L1716269443


Producer Dumbfounded Theatre. Company Oxford Stage Company.
11 Jun 03 to 14 Jun 03Dundee Repertory Theatre, Dundee :: V596
listing details L01964249339


Company Dumbfounded Theatre. Director Mark Rosenblatt. Design Angela Simpson. Lighting Oliver Fenwick. Music Alex Gallafent. Sound Rich Walsh. Performer Michael Wilson. Performer Louise Yates. Performer Gerald Lepkowski. Performer Emma E'Inverno.
6 Nov 01 to 1 Dec 01Southwark Playhouse, Inner London :: V226
listing details L01450543301

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24 Jun 03 to 28 Jun 03The Arches, Glasgow :: V618
listing details L1607887016

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