Arcola Theatre and Jump Spark present


A new adaptation by Amanda Lomas
From the novel by Knut Hamsun

Directed by Fay Lomas

A bold new adaptation of the radical novel.


A young man moves to the big city with dreams of becoming a writer. But in this unforgiving metropolis, friends are scarce and jobs are even scarcer. Once hunger rocks the core of his reality, how can his youthful spirit – and his sanity – survive?

In this fast-paced new adaptation, Amanda Lomas explodes Knut Hamsun’s tale about a mind on the margins and, more than a century since the original novel captured the brutality of urban isolation, asks how much has changed.

Directed by Fay Lomas, winner of the Peter Hall Emerging Artist Fellowship Award at the Rose Theatre, Hunger bursts onto the stage in a timely, world premiere production.