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A new show asks important questions about food, our health and the planet.

A new theatre production in Barnsley asks important questions about where our food comes from.

In a feast of senses with tastes from around the world this new show asks who’s winning in the game to get food into our bellies?

Examining the influence of the fast food industry over our consumption habits, join Displace Yourself Theatre at The Civic, Barnsley for their new show, Food for Thought. In a show that will delight all your senses, the Bradford based theatre company explore questions about food, our health, and the planet.

“It was beautiful - reminded me of a kaleidoscope, so powerful.” Audience member

Step into the glorious world of food as we ask how food can help or hurt our health and look at the true cost to the planet. Can our food culture and history teach us anything about the future? If food has the power to unite families, why are more of us eating alone?

With mouth-watering music and visuals, and a sprinkling of tangy humour, Food for Thought is a fresh bite into what we think we know about the food industry in the UK and overseas. From farmer to factory and land to laboratory, we meet a host of characters whose lives are ruled and fuelled by what is munched every day.

You are also invited to join Displace Yourself Theatre 30min before the show for a creative response made by local people from their Creating Together project.

Creating Together is a project run by Displace Yourself at The Civic, Barnsley as well as other venues around the country. It is a monthly training for adults to try out and develop new skills in a range of creative and arts activities. The sessions are open to anyone who would benefit from a boost in confidence, exploring their creative potential and have an interest in working towards a more inclusive society. They support people whose first language is not English and are particularly relevant to people who have experienced, or are at risk of, homelessness, refugees and asylum seekers and people with mental health support needs

During this pre-show time there will be interactive activities including tasting, and other sensory experiences.

So join us in a feast for the senses this month.

Food for thought is part of an exciting and thought provoking season of shows at The Civic, which will also include shows about stress, nationality, nostalgia, living forever, the global economy, the 90s rave scene and so much more.

Food for Thought is on Thursday 28 March at 7:30pm.

The Creating Together Project will start from 7:00pm

Tickets are £12 | £10 conc | £8 student

Recommended for 14+

For more information and to book these events and more visit or call the Box Office on 01226 327000.