“Utterly Brilliant” – Curious Arts Festival
In July, LAStheatre began research and development on The Rascally Diner, a new show based on The Rascally Cake by Jeanne Willis and Korky Paul.  This R&D was supported by the Old Vic Theatre with space at their Work Rooms and culminated in a showing at Curious Arts Festival in the New Forrest.


In terrible booking error, it seems Curious Arts Festivals hired Mr Rufus Skumskins O’Parsley, to bake a cake for their 5th birthday celebrations.  Little did they know, Mr. O’Parsley is notorious for dishes like Bogey Burgers, Brown Rat Toast and Fat Black Tadpoles Squashed on Toast.  The diminutive audience and their aged minders joined Rufus as he foraged around the festival site looking for ingredients.  They then helped him bake a most curious cake, and celebrated the festivals 5th birthday with a cake cutting that they, and their parents, are unlikely to ever forget.*


We will continue to seek development opportunities for The Rascally Diner in 2018 and hope to have it available for festival bookings in 2019.


*Thank you to that man with the penknife. Live saver.