Editors' Note: The Last Lunch won the Best New Play Award offered collaboratively by New Writing South and the Brighton Fringe in 2012.
In Jonathan Brown's The Last Lunch, traditional British butcher Albert is enraged at having a tofu-weiner casserole for Sunday lunch. Coming to lunch are Mark, a vegan, and his vegan spiritual-midwife girlfriend Julie. Mark's twin sister Maddy is on her way with her daughter, Hannah, who has an intense personal secret to share. Also coming are abattoir worker Dave, beef farmer Pete, and Albert's youngest son Sam, just back from fighting in Afghanistan. Also present are the spirits of some of the animals that Dave, Pete and Albert have, between them, been instrumental in dispatching.
tour venues: Glastonbury Assembly Rooms; Bridgwater Arts Centre, Somerset;
Barnstaple Theatre Festival; Brighton Fringe; Cockpit, London
June - November 2012