In 1995, Starving Artists premiered Road Movie – their signature piece – at the Edinburgh Festival where it won both a Fringe First Award as well as the inaugural Stage Award. The show has been seen throughout the world, with performances in Toronto, Dublin, Miami, and Los Angeles, and foreign language productions in Paris, Munich, Rome and Geneva.
For 2010, one of Queer Up North’s favourite companies revisit their award-winning play in a powerful new production, created especially for the festival as part of its 18th Birthday celebrations.
Joel journeys westwards across the United States to be reunited with his lover. Along the way, he stumbles across a series of people grieving for lost loved ones, from an elderly couple at a Vietnam Memorial, to a Texan mother coming to terms with her daughter’s suicide.
A compelling and moving tale of love and loss in a mid-90s America at the height of the AIDS crisis, Road Movie combines Godfrey Hamilton’s evocative writing with an astonishing central performance from Mark Pinkosh to create an affecting theatrical experience.
In 1996 Mark Pinkosh won a Manchester Evening News Theatre Award for his performance in Road Movie. Starving Artists were nominated in the 2009 Manchester Evening News Theatre Awards for Best Studio Production for Eat Me.