THE MINISTRY OF BISCUITS Comes to Barons Court Theatre
Stop! Think before you eat that biscuit! Is it in any way fancy? If so, then you are a criminal!
In Post-War London, 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.
40′s British Light Music, Orwell's 1984 and The Ealing Comedies inspired this satirical, musical fantasy, a unique collaboration between the hugely popular novelist Philip Reeve (winner of The Carnegie Medal, the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Award, whose best-selling novel Mortal Engines is now a major motion picture Produced by The Lord of The Rings Director Peter Jackson) and the multi-award-winning playwright and composer Brian Mitchell (Those Magnificent Men and Big Daddy Vs. Giant Haystacks).
The Ministry of Biscuits comes to London following a sell-out 35-date national tour. With performers including Radio 4 regular David Mounfield (Geoffrey in Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show) this highly entertaining and unique show promises original, hilarious, and infectiously tuneful entertainment for audiences of all ages.