The visionary Laika theatre group produce strange and sensory performances based on food, taste and smell. Together with Valletta 2018, Laika are co-producing Cantina, a performance that engages with Bertolt Brecht’s modern classic, Saint Joan of the Stockyards. Laika’s imaginative team brings their signature theatrical style to play throughout this project, offering an expressive performance that directly engages with its audience; Cantina forgoes a literal adaptation of Brecht’s modern classic in favour of an inspired, interdisciplinary vision that uses food to look at class, capitalism and the struggles associated with them.

Rooted in solidarity, this multi-faceted project also includes workshops designed to explore the diverse food values and customs that our communities hold to heart.