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Pandora's Box

by The Last Baguette theatre company

theatre, children-and-family

A riotous and ridiculous retelling by The Last Baguette - An outdoor production suitable for the whole family

about the production

Ever wondered what’s in the jar? The one on the top shelf? Why is it there? Why were you told not to look it in? Could it really be so bad? With a plethora of costume changes, a pantheon of Gods and a prohibited peek into a pithos, The Last Baguette retell the preposterous and problematic story of Pandora. A gallop through Greek mythology featuring goofy gods, hilarious heroines & daft deities. Join the Baguettes as they lift the lid on this classic myth with physical comedy, visual storytelling, live music, un-Apollo-getically bad puns and lo-fi special effects. Ages 6-126

about the artist

The Last Baguette theatre company makes entertaining, accessible and eccentric work for family audiences, and is resident company at Pound Arts, Corsham. The company was formed from a shared love of theatre, bakery and humour in Paris by graduates of the Philippe Gaulier and Jacques Lecoq schools. We are proud to work with our Paris-based sister association Malafesta to bring European artists to the UK and have toured the UK and France with 7 shows. We bring high quality international work to rural audiences, & tour to libraries, rural touring venues, festivals, arts centres & theatres.

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stage dimensions

width: 8 metres

height: 3 metres

depth: 8 metres

This in an outdoor show, designed to be performed on grass (for example outside a theatre or village hall), but we can also play on tarmac if needed, or indoors in case of bad weather.
We tour with all of our own lighting and sound kit, and just need access to one or two indoor or outdoor power sockets.
We need a private dressing room (indoors if possible)
The performance space should be clear & flat
We need parking for 2 vehicles

A show for anyone aged 6 to 126 who’s ever asked why.
This is an early evening outdoor theatre show that is suitable for the whole family

“Four multi-skilled and highly inventive actor-musicians charged through a swathe of folklore, with delicious twinkle-in-the-eye humour to engage, entertain and delight people of all ages. The show was a real joy, enjoyed by all.”

Richard Wolfenden-Brown, Director, Plough Arts on King Arthur

“Brought a ray of sunshine to all who attended the show”

Nick Ullmann, Artistic Director, Tetbury Goods Shed on King Arthur

The show is visual and comic in style, and retells the myth of Pandora in an accessible manner.
We can offer touch tours of the set before the show for blind or partially sighted audience members
We can also offer meet-and-greets with the actors before the show
We can offer relaxed performances by arrangement with the venue

We can offer a theatre workshop to accompany the production. This can be tailored for primary school age children, secondary age children, or adults.
The session is a relaxed, fun way of learning about theatre, playing games, developing teamwork and building confidence. It includes a warmup, theatre games, and improvisation and comedy exercises.
The workshops can be adapted to the ages in the group, and we can lead workshops around a specific theme if that is useful.
Cost: £125 for 1 hour, £200 for 2 hours.
Location: a clear, flat space with room for everyone to move around

For a one-off show, our preferred deal is a guarantee of £850 per show vs a 70/30 box office split
For two shows in a day in the same location, £1100 guaranteevs a 70/30 box office split
This is negotiable depending on distance to travel, if accommodation is provided, etc.

The show happens outdoors. The audience can be seated in socially distanced family groups if required.