Geoff Sobelle











FOOD is an intimate dinner party performance that uses smell, taste, touch and audience instruction to feed a meditation on the ways and whys of eating. Why do you eat what you eat? Where does it come from? What does it really cost?

At the heart of FOOD is a table of soil, surrounded by audience members. The show is performed in, on and under this soil. With his signature theatrical flavour combining rigorous design and stage illusion with an absurdist sense of humour, Sobelle pulls you into the poetic mystery of soil – the source of everything you eat. From the naked earth emerge fields of bison taken over by fields of wheat and then dust, train-lines and subdivisions, crops and companies, farms and factories, plantations and superstores all growing from the ground in a dance of agriculture – to deliver a forkful to you, the audience-consumer.


Show Duration: 75min
Audience Suitability: 12+
Stage Size: Min 15.5m wide x 12.5m deep plus wings / Height clearance of 7m to the grid/catwalks etc.
Venue Capacity: Up to 120
Touring Party: 8

Pearl Herbert


Created & performed by:
Geoff Sobelle
Steve Cuiffo
Sound Design: Tei Blow
Lighting Design: Isabella Byrd
Creative Consultant: Lee Sunday Evans
Associate Sound Design:
Ryan Gamblin
Creative Stage Manager:
Lisa McGinn
Production Manager/Technical Director: Chris Swetcky
Creative Producer: Jecca Barry


"Actor, creator, magician and illusionist, Sobelle performs miracles."
"The show, and solo performer Sobelle, cycle through many wildly differing states, each one eliciting nervous gasps or giggles. I genuinely had to watch part of the show through the gaps in my fingers because I was so delighted/horrified at the same time."
Snack Mag
"In short, Geof Sobelle’s ‘FOOD’ is a sensational event, part meditation, part conjuration, and something you’ll talk about for weeks thereafter."