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24 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London E8 3DL


Closed December 21, 2019

A bold adaptation of the incredible novel.

Why See Hunger?

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World Premiere

Knut Hamsun's Nobel Prize-winning novel comes to life on stage at the Arcola Theatre this winter. Based on Hamsun's own experiences of poverty, before he became one of Norway's most celebrated authors, Hunger is a timely play about one man's search for humanity. Directed by Fay Lomas, don't miss this touching and revolutionary new production.

A young man moves to the big city with the hope of becoming a writer, little does he know that the unwelcoming city will leave him with no friends and no friends. Not only does he begin to fight for survival but this young man must fight to keep his spirit and dreams alive. 

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Opening night: 20 November 2019

Cast and Creative


Written by Knut Hamsun
Adapted by Amanda Lomas
Directed by Fay Lomas

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