'MINIstry of biscuits'
by the foundry group
“Absolutely hilarious, this is satire at its best.” - Edinburgh Evening News
“A top-hole musical comedy...packed with neat one liners...” - The Stage
Stop! Think before you eat that biscuit! Is it in any way fancy? If so, then you are a criminal! London 1948 - the Ministry of Biscuits casts its sinister shadow over every tea-time and elevenses in the land. Established to “control biscuits, and to control the idea of biscuits,” it prohibits decadent sweetmeats, such as the Gypsy Cream. But when Cedric Hobson, a junior designer, falls in love and designs a biscuit to “shake confectionery to its very foundations,” his world – and the ministry – are turned upside down.
“Delightful…genuinely funny…A great show!” The Scotsman
40′s British Light Music, Orwell’s '1984' and Ealing Comedy inspired this satirical, musical fantasy by best-selling children's author Philip Reeve (whose 'Mortal Engines' is now being filmed by 'The Lord of The Rings' director Peter Jackson) and acclaimed playwright and composer Brian Mitchell ('Those Magnificent Men' and 'Big Daddy Vs. Giant Haystacks'). With its small cast and flexible staging, this new production by award-winning company the Foundry Group is ideal for rural touring. Featuring Radio 4 regular David Mounfield ('Rum Bunch' and 'Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show') and a section by renowned film-maker Ben Rivers, 'The Ministry of Biscuits' promises hilarious, clever and tuneful entertainment for all ages.