Malmesbury theatre company to take its outdoor family theatre show on tour of South West

By Jessica Durston - 5 May 2023

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The Last Baguette theatre company from Malmesbury are bringing their Greek mythology-themed outdoor family theatre show Pandora’s Box to venues in and around the South West this summer.

Written by Sunday Times award-winning playwright Tiff Woodsmith, Pandora’s Box is described as a gallop through Greek mythology 'featuring goofy gods, hilarious heroines & daft deities.'

A spokesperson for the theatre group, now based in Corsham, said: "Expect a plethora of costume changes, a pantheon of Gods and a prohibited peek into a pithos as The Last Baguette retell the preposterous and problematic story of Pandora.

"Bring a blanket and some cushions and enjoy some high quality silliness. A show for anyone aged 6 to 126 who’s ever asked why.

"So 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."

The Last Baguette say they work to make entertaining, accessible and eccentric work for family audiences, and are company-in-residence 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 in 2010. 

The troupe tour festivals, arts centres & theatres across throughout the UK, and have performed in France, Switzerland and Canada.

Sidney Robb, Producer, said: “We make visual theatre, & believe in the power of fast paced physical comedy & silliness to talk about important issues of our times.” 


Review information:

**** “Funny, Charming and thought-provoking” - CreativeReviewsUK on The Bird Show

“The energy and commitment of the company is infectious...this is unique small scale theatre with a great heart” - Theatre Bath on The Little Match Girl


Tour dates for 2023:

Thu 20th July, 7pm - Manor Farm, Upton Cheyney

Fri 21st July, 4pm - Tetbury Goods Shed Arts Centre

Sat 22nd July, 5.30pm - Sherston Village Hall Field

Sun 23rd July, 5pm - Calne Pocket Park

Wed 26th July, 2.30pm - Queens Square, Clevedon

Thu 27th July, 6.30pm - Yeo Valley Organic Garden, with Valley Arts

Sat 29th July, 7pm - Pound Arts, Corsham Almshouses

Sun 30th July, 5pm - Crediton Town Square

Thu 3rd August, 6pm - Millennium Green, Bridport

Tue 8th August, 5pm - Hartland Abbey

Wed 9th August, 6.30pm - Ebbingford Manor, Bude

Thu 10th August, 6pm - Arlington Court (NT)

Fri 11th August, 6.30pm - Malmesbury Cloister Gardens

Wed 16th August, 6pm - Winterbourne Stickland Sports Club, Artsreach

Thu 17th August, 7pm - Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis

Fri 18th August, 7pm - Knackershole Garden Theatre


Booking and more information can be found online at:


Email: [email protected]

Social media: @thelastbaguette

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