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The Bakewell Bake Off - Landor Theatre

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

THE LANDOR Theatre has announced its programme for Autumn 2013 and as well as That Face, the first play from multi award-winning playwright Polly Stenham, it includes the new musical The Bakewell Bake Off, which runs from October 8 to October 26.

The Bakewell Bake Off, which enjoyed a sell-out run at Waterloo East Theatre in August, is described as a deliciously funny and exceedingly British new musical.

Take seven eager contestants, three feuding judges and one bewildered hostess; add flour, eggs and sugar and mix together in a small village. Add the pressure of a baking competition and you’ve got a recipe for a hilarious musical comedy!

Join the folk of Bakewell for their annual bake off, where signature bakes combine with song and dance in a ‘fantastic feast of fun’.

The Bakewell Bake Off began as a project at Guildford School of Acting (GSA), where a group of MA Musical Theatre performance students decided to write and perform an original musical. Inspired by the BBC’s phenomenally successful The Great British Bakeoff, they set out to create a piece that gently satirised modern Britain whilst celebrating all things ‘cake’.

The cast includes recent GSA graduates Cerys Alley, Tom Beynon, Lucy Emmott, Will Ferris, Katherine Glover, Victoria Humphreys, Emily Jeffreys, Maura Matlak, Alexandra Spalding, Tim Stuart and Kayleigh Thadani.

The Bakewell Bake Off is directed by Julian Woolford, who is currently Head of Postgraduate Musical Theatre at GSA. He has previously been Artistic Director of Sevenoaks Playhouse and The Global Search for New Musicals. His recent work includes The Importance of Being Earnest (English Theatre of Hamburg), Liberace Live From Heaven (Leicester Square Theatre/New Zealand tour) and the recent national tour of Oklahoma!

Written and produced by the Baking Committee, The Bakewell Bake Off has choreography by Kayleigh Thadani and Nicole Tiffany Rushing and musical direction by Kevin Michael Cripps.

Tickets: £18 – available from the box office on 020 7737 7276 or online at

Times: Tuesday to Thursday and Saturday at 7.30pm; Friday at 7pm; Saturday and Sunday at 3pm.

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