4th June 2015
The End of the Food Chain homes in on the world of dead-end labour. In comparison with the experience of the young men who work the nocturnal 'animal shift' in the huge food distribution warehouse where the play is set, you'd have thought a career in McDonald's would seem like a glistening window of opportunity. In fact, thanks to the subversive humour and energy of their ring leader, Bruce the place is turned into the 'Narnia of Stockport', the grotto of the never-ending dinner break.
After the arrival of Debbie relations are reasonably civilised, but during a role-playing murder-mystery session the gloves come off and a few surprises are in store. This is a wildly funny play as you would expect from Tim Firth, sharply observed and peopled with vivid, likeable characters.
As this is a full length play we will only be picking out selected scenes to read, but there should be a few lines and a few laughs in store for anyone who comes along!