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.
The Ministry of Biscuits is at Barons Court Theatre 29th January to 10th February 2019.