Daily Bread is a modern tragedy about our cost of living crisis. It follows the Dalton family’s descent into poverty after dad, Paul, suffers an accident at work. The play will premiere at Bradford Playhouse Studio on Friday 14th April and Theatre Royal Wakefield on Saturday 15th April.
Stripped of his work, all that remains is Paul’s pride, which he must concede to get help from the state. To meet their rising rent and expenses, mum, Eve, takes on a second job and makes radical changes to her diet. With their landlord out for blood, and youngest daughter Martha getting into bother at school, Eve pours every ounce of her strength into saving her family. They even turn to God for divine intervention. Then, when things couldn’t seemingly get worse, their eldest daughter, Ruth, unexpectedly returns home from university with alarming problems of her own.
The play will be directed by Heather Carroll and written by award-winning playwright, Dan Lovatt. It’ll be produced by Divided Culture Co., Lovatt’s production company that he co-owns with Artistic Director, Connor Goodwin.
Daily Bread is funded and supported by Arts Council England. Divided Culture Co., are partnering with Bradford Central Food Bank and St Catherine’s Food Pantry for both shows to signpost their vital services in Bradford and Wakefield. The show in Wakefield will be BSL interpreted and audiences with visual impairments are able to have a Touch Tour prior to performance.
Lovatt's 2nd play is destined for big things, don't miss its Yorkshire premiere.
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Divided Culture Co. are a Manchester-based theatre & film production company. They work exclusively with northern and northern-based artists, as well as new writing, to offer emerging creatives opportunities to break into the industry. Daily Bread is the company’s first play, with Lovatt and Goodwin’s debut play, Toxic, being brought back by their company for its London debut in May.