Banking on food for thought

The Front Row Theatre Company cast of "Food for Thought"
The Front Row Theatre Company cast of "Food for Thought"
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Food banks, fracking and politics are brought together in a topical play being brought to Clitheroe by a new theatre group.

“Food for Thought” is the debut production from Front Row Theatre Company, a professional touring group formed by theatre graduates from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), Preston.

Their aim is to go out into the community presenting theatre that appeals to all classes and social groups.

The company began a North West tour in Preston at the end of January, and will appear at the Grand Venue on Tuesday, February 10th, at 7-30 pm.

The company’s director Matt Byrne, who wrote the play, said: “The play is about the volunteers in a local food bank and deals with their relationships, and the struggle of volunteers to separate their emotions from the job.

“They’re up against a local politician who wants to shut down the food bank for fracking purposes.”

One reviewer said: “The play, the crew, the story...absolutely fantastic. A must-see.”

The company is supported by Arts Council England, Preston City Council, Oldham Council and UCLan.

Tickets for the performance at The Grand are £4 to £7, available from the ticketline on 07507 436147 or from


The Front Row Theatre Company cast of “Food for Thought”