Did you know that we often use real (sometimes cooked) food in our productions? Sometimes it’s not even eaten in the show, but we try and keep things as authentic as possible.

Food is important in lots of plays and stories think of:

1. Cupcakes in The Mad Hatter’s Tea party in Alice in Wonderland


2. The Peach in James and the Giant Peach


3. A nice cup of tea from The Importance of Being Earnest ( or indeed cucumber sandwiches from the same play)


There are LOTS of stories on stage and in books where food has a starring role. But don’t feel that the food has to be specifically referenced in the text. Perhaps you feel that at the end of a Shakespearean tragedy for instance, that everyone just needed a good glass of wine.

The Challenge

So here’s what we’d like you to do.

 Step 1

  • Take a picture of some food that you’ve made, prepared or bought. You can make it look as presentable as you like. It can be simple (cucumber sandwiches) or more elaborate (cupcakes)

 Step 2

  • Caption your picture

“Have you got the cucumber sandwiches cut for Lady Bracknell?”

Step 3

We can't wait to see what delicious ideas you come up with!