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Playwrights and scientists unite for Global food crisis plays

Metta Theatre's Mouthful runs at Trafalgar Studios from September

Bola Agbaje is one of six playwrights part of Metta Theatre's 10th anniversary celebration
© Dan Wooller for WhatsOnStage

Metta Theatre has announced the première of Mouthful, a series of six plays in response to the global food crisis as part of their tenth anniversary celebrations.

The plays have been written in collaboration with six world-renowned scientists and are to be performed at Trafalgar Studios in September.

The playwrights include Lydia Adetunji (Catherine Johnson Award for Compliance), Bola Agbaje (Olivier Award for Gone Too Far, Royal Court), Clare Bayley (The Container, Young Vic), Inua Ellams (The 14th Tale, Black T-Shirt Collection, National Theatre), Neil Labute (This Is How It Goes, Donmar Warehouse, Some Girl(s), West End) and Pedro Miguel Rozo (Our Private Lives, Royal Court)

Commenting on the project, Professor Tim Benton said: "Our food impacts on our health and well-being, the planet's well-being and our eating habits affect the livelihoods of others throughout the world. Mouthful innovatively explores our food system and the way our demand may affect our futures."

Poppy Burton-Morgan will direct the the cast which includes Alisha Bailey (Moon on a Rainbow Shawl, The Serpent's Tooth), Doña Croll (All My Sons, Twelfth Night), Robert Hands (Scenes from an Execution, The Winter's Tale) and Harry Lister Smith (Macbeth, Everyday Maps for Everyday Use).

Mouthful runs at Trafalgar Studios, Studio 2 from 11 September to 3 October 2015.