“Food is a gift. Something you give to others. A privilege. An excuse to be with the ones you love.”
Back home, the mouth-watering flavours and aromas of traditional Peruvian cooking was forbidden in Pepa’s home. Except when Grandma would sneak in a steak and some spices. In England, Pepa found herself on a journey, a journey inside herself, to discover that food could be shared with a new family around a new table. And you are invited to taste it.
Join Pepa Duarte (A Fight Against, Royal Court) for a full sensory experience exploring womanhood, body image and tradition in her debut play directed by Sergio Maggiolo (The Dark Stone, Cervantes Theatre).
★★★★ “A well-crafted piece of theatrical storytelling. Nourishing, and created with a great deal of heart and soul.” – The Spy In The Stalls
★★★★ “Overall this production was captivating, marvellous, enjoyable and unique. Duarte’s physicality throughout the performance is breathtaking and her comedic timing Is impeccable”- Theatre and Other Things LDN
★★★★ “Duarte’s writing is balanced and truthful. Pepa is charismatic and effortlessly engaging. Her warm and welcoming stage presence is unlike others I have witness before. – The North West UK
★★★★ The Upcoming
★★★★ A Younger Theatre
★★★★ The Reviews Hub
Please note that the performance on Wednesday 12 July is being filmed.
See 2 Housemates Festival shows for £25 or book 3 shows for £35. Simply book all shows in the same transaction and the discount will be automatically applied when checking out online.
Housemate: Pepa Duarte
Pepa Duarte – Writer/Performer Pepa Duarte is a Peruvian actor, physical performer and writer based in London. As a multi-disciplined actor who is ‘always writing and always moving’ her unique process creates from the performative space and often explores themes of identity, migration, feminism and belonging. Her work is constantly pushing boundaries to create unique, experiential and challenging pieces responding to the demands of social change. On stage she has performed for award winning companies like Royal Court Theatre, Gate Theatre, Punch Drunk and La Fura Dels Baus. Her work has been previously commissioned and supported by Battersea Arts Centre, Casa Festival, Counterpoint Arts, Popelei Theatre, Ukna, Arts Council England, Peruvian Embassy, Theatre Deli , Poplar Union, amongst many others.
Writer and Performer: Pepa Duarte
Director: Sergio Maggiolo
Movement Director: Shane Dempsey
Set Designer: Laura Arroyo
Costume and Props Designer: Carolina Rieckhof
Sound Designer and Composer: Tom Sochas
Lighting Designer: Michael Harpur
Production Assistant: Penelope Diaz
Tour Stage Manager: Francisco Diaz
Graphic Designer: Alexandro Valcarcel
Photography and Videography: Hector Man- chego