Playwrights => Steven Berkoff discussion => Topic started by: Lily and Eddie on April 22, 2012, 05:30:51 PM

Title: Lunch
Post by: Lily and Eddie on April 22, 2012, 05:30:51 PM
We are two A level students doing 'Lunch' for our exam this May. For this we have to write a written performanxce concept which must include social, historical, political and cultural context. We were e-mailing to ask if you knew what date 'Lunch' is set in?
Title: Re: Lunch
Post by: Iain Fisher on April 27, 2012, 10:48:15 PM
Hi Lily and Eddie,

A good question.  The play was premiered in 1983 though Berkoff wrote it earlier (I need to check when).  I don't think the play is bound to a particular time period, I think it remains valid now.  The time period will be the 70s and 80s (assuming he wrote it in the 70s), if you are looking at the context I would take this.

Does this help?  Let us know about your project, it sounds interesting.


Title: Re: Lunch
Post by: berkoff listings on June 21, 2013, 03:58:35 PM
There is a production of Lunch in London from 8-14 July 2013 at the Rosemary Branch theatre.

"A man, a woman and an unwanted sandwich: Stephen Berkoff's Lunch explores the collision of small talk between two strangers stranded on a sunny seaside beach."

The link is here

Note the incorrect spelling Stephen
Title: Re: Lunch
Post by: Iain Fisher on July 10, 2013, 04:06:58 PM
I just saw the Rosemary Branch production, worth seeing.  More on this shortly.
Title: Lunch in South Africa
Post by: Iain Fisher on October 21, 2014, 12:23:46 AM
Lunch is on at the HB Thom Theatre, Stellenbosch on 22 Oct 2014.


Details are here
http://iainfisher.com/berkoff/berkoff-news.html (http://iainfisher.com/berkoff/berkoff-news.html)