Did You Eat?

Theatre (storytelling, solo show)

  • Greenside @ Infirmary Street - Mint Studio
  • 19:35
  • Aug 26
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United States
  • Group: Seoulful Productions
  • Warnings and additional info: Audience participation, Contains distressing or potentially triggering themes, Strong language/swearing
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


Writer and solo performer, Zoë Kim, leads the play, oscillating between Mother and Daughter, unraveling a candid semi-autobiographical story about our love languages and how we often fail to communicate with the ones we love the most. During 60 whirlwind minutes, audiences are guaranteed to laugh and cry in this funny, intimate, heart-breaking and introspective tale that will linger long after they’ve left the theatre. Zoë Kim, Chris Yejin (director), and Kayla Kim Votapek (producer) are proud to be making their Edinburgh Fringe debuts!

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: Up two flights of stairs which have 20 individual steps
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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Sarah 39 days ago

Resonated with me on a level that entranced and struck me to the core. The most profound show I've seen at EdFringe year.

Jamie Nicholl 41 days ago

Minimalism and superb acting allow for this intense exploration of generational trauma to leave a lasting impact.

Hayley 46 days ago

I am lost for words. This was a spectacular show. Incredible storytelling, sublime acting. My favourite show at Edinburgh. Do Not Hesitate to go and watch .

Joe Moss 50 days ago

Concur with most of what is said by others. An impassioned, emotional performance which ends up being harrowing and disturbing.

Ash 50 days ago

My friend and I (both female second generation ethnic minorities) were both in tears at the end. It was incredibly powerful and relevant, the writer is very talented, thank you for this beautiful show.

Christine 51 days ago

An incredible and life changing performance. This play is going to live rent free in my head -- from Zoe's beautifully vulnerable performances as both Mother and Daughter, to the all too relatable situations in my own life reflected on stage. If you're like me, an Asian person who struggles with how our own parents love (specifically mothers), this is a must watch. Just be ready to cry and think about the ways we communicate love to others, and the ways we want love to be communicated to us.

Michael Smith 51 days ago

Identity is something we all struggle with. Knowing who you are and your place in the world is no easy journey, a facet deeply considered and thoughtfully explored in ‘Did You Eat?’. This is a powerful and sublime piece of storytelling. It is a show destined to leave your heart bruised in the best way possible, and makes you reflect on acceptance and why we are hungry for it. Do yourself a favour and see this outstanding one woman tour de force.

Shani Peretz 54 days ago

So moving and powerful. I have recommended to everyone I have talked to. Thoughtful and well acted.

Andrew 54 days ago

Absolutely incredible. Zoë’s physicality and character changes were spot on. I laughed hard and cried harder. As a Korean-Australian, this performance really resonated with me. A must watch!

Autumn McCartan 54 days ago

We absolutely loved this show. Time slid away and I was transported into this world on the strength of Zoe’s stellar acting and writing. I appreciate her messages of love languages and family dynamics we inherit. Would recommend!

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Edinburgh Guide (4/5 stars) 44 days ago

Despite the darker subject matter there is humour sprinkled throughout but best bring tissues for the unexpected: this is a show not to be missed.

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Fringe Review 45 days ago

It is a universal tale, but it is most importantly Zoë Kim’s. Don’t miss it.

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EdinburghGuide.com (4/5 stars) 45 days ago

this is a show not to be missed.

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North West End UK (4/5 stars) 45 days ago

bring your mother, or bring your daughter, and make sure to bring tissues, because chances are you will need them by the end of ‘Did you eat?’.

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The Skinny (3/5 stars) 48 days ago

Zoë Kim's solo show Did You Eat? is a bold, direct look at growing up in a Korean-American family, delivered with warmth and dedication.

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