In the Spring of 2018 Paper Balloon held research and development of a new project at artsdepot and Little Angel theatres, London. Faerie Cakes is a new piece for preschool audiences that explores family food traditions and folk tales.
Based on an original story by Dorie Kinnear, (Nobody’s Home, The Marked) and inspired by European folk traditions and mythical creatures, the piece explores our love of making, baking and eating food – and how these rituals bring us together.
The Story follows a young woman’s return to her great aunt’s long-forgotten bakery in an unfamiliar town. Soon, she is following tiny footprints in the flour and peculiar recipes to plunge headlong into a magical baking adventure, where strange creatures scurry, and all is not quite as it seems.
In June & July of 2018 PB worked with two great venues: Little Angel Theatre and Artsdepot to Research and Develop the new production. We were proud to be Artsdepot Artists In Residence at the Creation Space for this project, and continue to develop work supported by the venue.
The R&D project culminated in a free Work In Progress sharing with local families at artsdepot (see video below) who gave us great feedback which will now be added to the ingredients and left to prove for a while under a damp cloth...