Joe and Freya have it all: the job, the car, the house made of Emmental in an up-and-coming part of town. Sure, they have the odd disagreement over the best way to make fondue - but they're living the dream, more or less.
Then one morning, the cheese runs out. There's no explanation and someone seems to have changed the rules overnight. So Joe sets off on a journey through a labyrinth of cheese hole tunnels to investigate; he finds unexpected laboratories, factories, casinos - and some worrying clues that he had more to do with the cheese disappearance than he originally thought.
Cheese, by Nikki Schreiber, is a humourous adventure through the twists and turns of an absurdist system which is too big to fail; a political comedy about the end of the world as we knew it, and what happens next.
Cheese will be powered by electricty generated in gyms and community centres local to the performance venue. For information on this aspect of the project, please visit pedallingpower.wordpress.com.
The post-show talks were:
Finance/Ethics/Alternatives/Austerity - A Free Range discussion about some possibly mutually exclusive ideas with:
10 - 28 September 2013
James Miller - Customer Operations Co-Worker at Triodos
Michael Robinson - Presenter of the BBC series 'Fixing Broken Banking' and regular BBC finance/economics reporter
Brett Scott - Author of the Heretic's Guide to Global Finance and expert on alternative currency
Chaired by Sam Coates - Deputy Political Editor and former Banking Editor of the Times.
Renewables can Frack Off? - A Debate on the Energy Future of the UK with:
Leon Brown - PhD in Nuclear Power, UCL
Feimatta Conteh - Sustainability Manager, Arcola Theatre
Bruce Davis - Managing Director, Abundance Generation
Danielle Paffard - Communications Officer, Zero Carbon Britain
Professor Chris Rhodes - Alternative energy and fuels expert
Chaired by Claire Wyatt - Creative Advisor, Forum for the Future
How Theatre Changed the World - Or Did It? - A Discussion around Art and Behaviour Change with:
Dan Barnard - artistic director, fanSHEN
Stella Duffy - theatre maker and novelist
Lucy Neal - Co-founder director of LIFT, co-founder of Transition Town Tooting
Aleks Sierz - Critic and Author of In Yer Face Theatre and Reinventing the Nation
Chaired by Carissa Hope Lynch - Director, Dramaturg and Senior Reader, Royal Court Theatre.