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Break Bread by Silo Theatre

30 Nov 2021 to 19 Dec 2021
Watch as four of the naughtiest theatre-makers in Aotearoa dare to perform a millennia-spanning epic of triumph over disaster from the (dis)comfort of their own homes.
Event type: 
Comedy, Theatre
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Written by Alice Canton, Freya Finch and Leon Wadham, with Jarod Rawiri

Coming to you from the exhilarating pandemonium of four homes, BREAK BREAD broadcasts the rambunctious hidden lives of all of us: Alice is baking twenty-two loaves a day to cope, while Tom is on the brink, sweeping his issues underneath the rug, which are piling higher than the frayed ends allow. Scotty insists he is thriving, surrounded by rotting fermented fruits and a dodgy-looking sourdough starter, while Freya is all-consumed by an obsessive affinity for the Titanic’s insignificant, deceased baker.

Take a seat at your table as this ambitious theatre experience meets you where you are, at home. Here, Alice, Tom, Scotty and Freya will come together on screen, unveiling a window into the lives of everyone else.

Debaucherous, cheeky and triumphant, BREAK BREAD depicts four performers’ pursuit of theatrical victory, whilst under the constant threat of the State of Things.

How will it work?

BREAK BREAD is a piece of theatre you can watch by yourself or with others at a scheduled time and is to be approached as you would attend the theatre.

Tickets to BREAK BREAD are $25 per viewer (NZD).

Instructions. After you book your ticket/s, you will receive an email within minutes that will provide you with all the instructions you will need for watching BREAK BREAD.

Viewing. We suggest all audience members grab a drink, portable device (laptop or tablet) and settle in to watch BREAK BREAD at a table. BREAK BREAD can also be streamed from a browser on a smart television (please seek assistance from your own household, friends or whānau well ahead of your session time if you wish to set this up).

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BREAK BREAD is recommended for mature audiences, it contains explicit sexual content and references, adult themes and language.