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Production photography by Robert Day
Memoirs of a Biscuit Tin in pictures
Memoirs of a Biscuit Tin
Team 'Biscuit Tin' in a Guardian Documentary at Edinburgh Festival 2010 - click to watch
Memoirs of a Biscuit Tin … a topsy turvy tale for grown-ups.
‘On a lost lost day, was a lost lost street. Down the lost lost street was a lost lost house that seemed to have misplaced its owner….’
All is not well at number 92. Mrs Benjamin has disappeared, leaving her decaying house to fend for itself. So in an act of desperation, the house, determined to find its missing owner set off on a strange and enchanting journey like no other.
This intriguing tale follows the story of a wall, a floor and a chimney, a forgotten old lady and the memories that lie within. With an inventive blend of clowning, visual theatre and puppetry Maison Foo brings to life the imaginative topsy turvy world lurking behind the door of number 92.
Suitable for 12+
• Written and conceived by Maison Foo
• Devised by the ensemble
• Music Composed by Matt Marks
• Design by Maison Foo with support from Phil Lowe
• Produced by Spiel and Claire Summerfield
• Ensemble: Kathryn Lowe, Bethany Sheldon and Jennifer Sumner
• Outside Eye: Mick Barnfather
• Lighting Design: Mark Richards
• Technical Manager: Anthony Osbourne
Toured in partnership with Dementia UK and Déda. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
ORIGINAL TOUR DATES
Edinburgh festival 2010 – Pleasance courtyard - July 29th - August 23rd
NATIONAL TOUR (AUTUMN 2011):
Harrogate Theatre – 30th Sept – 1st Oct
Waterside Arts, Manchester – 5th Oct
Terry O’Toole Theatre, North Hykeham – 13th Oct
Liverpool Unity – 20th Oct
Déda Derby – 21st & 22nd Oct
Michael Croft Theatre, London (Dulwich) – 2nd Nov
SUSPENSE international puppetry festival - Jacksons Lane, London – 3rd Nov
Embrace Arts, Leicester – 4th Nov
Nuffield Theatre, Southampton -8th, 9th, 10th Nov
The Junction, Cambridge – 11th Nov
Mac, Birmingham – 16th Nov
Sheffield Crucible – 16th Feb
The Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond – 17th Feb
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama – 28th Feb
Mercury Theatre, Colchester – 3rd March
South Street Arts, Reading – 7th March
Prema Arts, Gloucestershire – 9th March