After her father became terminally ill, theatre director and dramaturg Sophie Roberts discovered she had a hereditary gene mutation that comes with an 80 percent risk of developing stomach cancer, as well as a 30-40 percent risk of breast cancer. So she decided to take destiny into her own hands and five months ago she had her stomach removed.
Now Roberts is working on an ambitious Silo commission called Break Bread which broadcasts the rambunctious hidden lives of all of us. Working under the constraints of the pandemic, the production looks to move beyond traditional black box theatre and into the digital sphere while retaining the shared, immersive characteristics of live theatre.
Break Bread opens on Tuesday 30th November. Head over here for more details.