The Ministry of Biscuits

Barons Court Theatre, London, W14 9HR
Tue 29th January 2019 - Sat 9th February 2019

An original musical comedy
by
Philip Reeve (Mortal Engines)
& Brian Mitchell (Those Magnificent Men)

“The freshest comedy in years…Absolutely hilarious, this is satire at its best.” - Edinburgh Evening News

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.

“What an absolutely ripping wheeze…a top-hole musical comedy without a trace of Lloyd Webber anywhere…a highly entertaining, clever show, packed with neat one liners.” - The Stage

40′s British Light Music, Orwell’s 1984 and Ealing Comedy 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 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).

"A wonderful cast.....terrific fun and a very entertaining evening...." - Brighton Argus

First performed twenty years ago to great acclaim, it 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) The Ministry of Biscuits promises clever, original, hilarious, and infectiously tuneful entertainment for audiences of all ages.

“Wonderfully done, delightful and one of the best family shows on the fringe.” - The List

Running time: 1 hour 55 minutes (including 20 minute interval)

Suitability: 7+

BOX OFFICE: Phone 020 8932 4747 in advance and pay in cash on the door.

EMAIL BOOKINGS: Send details of performance and number of tickets required to londontheatre@gmail.com. Then pay for them in cash when you come to the performance.



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