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Matin van Veldhuizen writer and director, began by doing the catering for a travelling theatre company before taking up acting. She has performed and directed with various theatre companies in the Netherlands. In 1978 she started to write for the theatre, both original plays and adaptations of novels. She has also written children’s stories and film scripts. Since 1992 she has been artistic director of the Amsterdam theatre company Theatergroep Carrousel, writing, producing and directing plays. Her obsession with food began early and is the inspiration for her play Eat. "The pathological relationship that women have with food has been bled dry by the media, but it’s rare to see it on the stage. So the subject approaches the realms of sociodrama, although the writer of this light comedy has thankfully avoided social references. There’s plenty to recognise here, especially for women. "