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Arcola TheatreLondon
Adaptation of Nobel Prize winner Knut Hamsun's novel

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Tickets for Hunger at the Arcola Theatre available now!

The new Arcola season has arrived and it is bringing a new adaptation of Nobel Prize-winner Knut Hamsun’s novel to the stage. This innovative adaptation brings the radical novel to life on the London stage. This limited one month run is sure to sell out quickly so be sure to book your Hunger tickets as soon as possible to guarantee you’ll have the best seats at the very best prices.

What is Hunger about?

Based on the radical 1890 novel by Knut Hamsun, based on his own experiences of poverty prior to his rise to success as one of Norway’s most celebrated authors. Hunger tells the story of a young man who comes to the big city with dreams of becoming a writer. But the city is harsh and unforgiving. Friends are hard to come by, and jobs harder still. When the core of his being is rocked by hunger will he survive, and if he does, will his spirit, and his sanity make it through?

Hunger was a groundbreaking tale of a mind on the fringes and the universal desire for connection. This story revolutionised the psychological novel. It influenced writers from Franz Kafka to Ernest Hemingway and continues to have an impact today. 

Who is behind Hunger at the Arcola Theatre?

Hunger was written by Norwegian author Knut Hamsun. He gained prominence with his novel Hunger (1890) and went on to solidify his position at the forefront of modernist literature with works such as  Mysteries (1892), Pan (1894), and Victoria (1898). He would go on to win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1920 for his epic Growth of the Soil. Though his political beliefs led to him being kept at a distance, and ultimately trial and imprisonment, his works are still held in high regard. 

This fast-paced production was adapted for the stage by Amanda Lomas. Her previous works include Your Way of Mine and Girl Meets Boy for Battersea Theatre 503. This world premiere production will be directed by Fay Lomas, artistic director of Jump Spark productions and winner of the inaugural Peter Hall Emerging Artist Fellowship. She is the assistant director for Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

Do not miss your chance to see the classic work of Nobel Prize-winning author Knut Hamsun revitalised by Amanda Lomas for the Arcola Theatre stage. This limited run comes to London for one month only just ahead of Christmas. Book tickets for Hunger at London’s Arcola Theatre now to ensure your chance to see this literary masterpiece come to life.