A new short opera

artwork by Isabella Dalliston

artwork by Isabella Dalliston


hunger, written by Joanna Ward with libretto by Ryan Hay, premiered at ENO's Lillian Baylis House in a production by Helios Collective (dir. Freya Wynn-Jones).  It then went on to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 in a Wanton Theatre production (dir. Emma Hall), to packed houses and critical acclaim - see some reviews below!

Performance rights are available for hunger !

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A very unusual piece [...]
an onslaught on the audience
— Judith Weir, composer & Master of the Queen's Music
it was really funny in places - people need to know that, you should get that in there - it’s not TOO serious all the time
— Vicky Ryan, Joanna's mum
Keep going with your voice. Don’t let anyone reign you in.
— Daniel Kramer, Artistic Director of ENO

We are indebted to the Alan Pars Theatre Trust and the Cambridge University Opera Society for their support in our August 2018 production of hunger at Paradise in the Vault.