Drama Sun 1 October 2023

Eating Myself


"A great deal of heart and soul"

The Spy In The Stalls

"Charismatic and effortlessly engaging" 

The North West UK

"captivating, marvellous, enjoyable and unique" 

Theatre and Other Things LND

"warm, generous and asks all the right questions" 

The Reviews Hub

"Such intense and engrossing theatricality" 

The Guardian

Join Pepa Duarte as she prepares for you a traditional Peruvian soup and leads you through a powerful story of food, family, and traditions.

“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 of traditional Peruvian cooking were 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 now you are invited to taste it.

Through sharing her own experiences, Duarte undertakes a powerful journey, inviting the audience to reflect on their own relationships with food.

You are invited to the table to join Pepa Duarte (A Fight Against, Royal Court) for a full sensory experience exploring womanhood, body image and tradition in this debut play directed by Sergio Maggiolo.



Sun 1 October 2023


Cellar Theatre




55 minutes

Age guidance


Content warning

Body image and diet culture

Creative Team

Writer & Performer: Pepa Duarte
Director: Sergio Maggiolo
Movement director: Shane Dempsey
Set designer: Laura Arroyo
Costume & props designer: Carolina Rieckhof
Sound designer & composer: Tom Sochas
Lighting designer: Michael Harpur
Production assistant: Penelope Diaz
Stage Manager: Francisco Diaz
Graphic designer: Alexandro Valcarcel
Photography & Videography: Hector Manchego

What the Audience Says

“Truthful, soulful, passionate, and an amazing piece of work. I feel moved, tears still blurring my vision as I write this post… It is a personal show that transcends Pepa Duarte's personal story and awakens our own.”
“l found this play, so moving, so profound, incredibly uncomfortable at times and so relatable.”
“I haven't heard people talk about how spiritual food is very much but it really really is for me and the play captured those feelings - "Eating Myself" is such a deep and original concept!”
“Truly generous and powerful performance. It speaks universally to girls and women – through our childhood, family and cultural traditions, adolescent confusion, generational spirit, love.”

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