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!

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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