BINGE! is a full-bodied show about the strength of women, made from researching and soul searching. A show about finding your voice and speaking your truth. About triumphing through trauma. Trampolines. And trifle.
In 2015 Lisa was diagnosed with a triple whopper; food addiction, binge eating disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. A survivor of emotional abuse she found herself feeling empty and starved of love. This is a knickerbocker glorious story about rebuilding your life and filling yourself up with all the good stuff.
Am I stuffing myself full because I am afraid to feel?
I am empty. Starving. Ravenous. Aching to be gorging on life again.
I have a baby growing in my belly, how do I protect my daughter from all of this?
HOME Associate Artists Mighty Heart Theatre return to the stage in their first full length piece of theatre as women in their 30s, survivors, in recovery, growing a baby, training to be a counsellor.
BINGE! is a hearty feast of feelings, serving you up tender truths on addiction, food, friendship, motherhood, cravings, compassion and connection – a recipe of hope for the lost, lonely and heartsick.
Developed with Barbican Open Lab in collaboration with HOME.
“A very emotional show but not in the manner one might expect… It is hard, as an audience member, not to feel a twinge of guilt at what the duo have endured for our entertainment.” – British Theatre Guide
★★★★★ “The pace doesn’t halt for a second. Your heart races and your head spins and it creates a perfect snapshot of how it can feel being a women in the modern age… BINGE! is the feminist theatre we need in 2019… Serves up some of the bravest theatre I’ve ever seen.” – North West End
“Embodies everything I love about theatre today… Hilarious and heart-wrenching… I honestly couldn’t recommend a show more.” – Emma Reviews Shows
“Bold, bright, loud, fearless, shameless and very, very yellow… This is Mighty Heart Theatre’s last ever show… A loving farewell to a partnership and an affirmation of a friendship.” – Reviewer Number 9
“Pays tribute to a troubled past, swims in happy memories, sharply comments on today’s society, and speaks to future generations with hope and guidance… That’s no mean feat for two women in just an hour on stage… Makes the audience feel fab… Just gorgeous.” – Harpy
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