Photo credit: Keith Brame

Photo credit: Keith Brame

Photo credit: Keith Brame

Photo credit: Keith Brame


Briggait Market Glasgow and Underbelly, Edinburgh

February 2002

A follow-up to Gargantua in terms of style, a return to the erotic as the production centered on Odissa, a pregnant woman who craves cheese during a swelteringly hot summer in a French city.

Abandoned by her fire-breathing lover Serge, she has dreams inspired by the cheeses, the heat, and her developing relationship with an elderly cheesemonger.

The production was performed in both vast and intimate spaces within the Briggait covered market in Glasgow and transferred to the Underbelly in Edinburgh. The production represented a further consolidation of the Grid Iron creative team and brought together several actors and musicians that Ben Harrison had worked with in other companies.

Elisabeth Mahoney, The Guardian

Another thrillingly intelligent site-specific production. . an astonishing piece of theatre. . .food, fire and sexuality collide magically again and again in Ben Harrison’s production. . .every detail is perfect, each performance is extraordinary. . .a spell-binding show.

Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman

a gorgeous and spectacular site-specific show. . .a strange, beautiful and absorbing experience, dominated by stunning visual set-pieces and cameos.