Hospital Food at Lyric, Belfast
a new play by Eugene O' Hare
Set in the present day, ten teenagers from the ages 14 to 17 are the residents of a teenage cancer unit in a city hospital. All of them (a mix of boys and girls) are undergoing various conventional treatments for different cancers at different stages of progression. Their shared illness bonds them and they support each other as they reveal their fears and hopes for the future while confronting, head on, the very real prospects of untimely death.
Directed by Peter Hussey, ‘Hospital Food’ is by Irish writer Eugene O’ Hare who wrote ‘Refuge’ for the Abbey Theatre, and ‘Shopping for Boys’ for Channel 4.
‘Hospital Food’ is an insightful and wise play about loss and friendship. It is suitable for anyone aged 13 plus.
This play is part of the National Theatre of Britain’s Connections programme. Further information about Connections can be found at here
Kildare Youth Theatre is the county’s oldest young people’s theatre project. To date they have staged 30 NT Connections plays, making them one of the most prolific producers of new writing for the stage in Ireland.
Having premiered in Riverbank Arts Centre in March, the play will now be staged in The Lyric Theatre, Belfast on Saturday 25th April.