The Cabinet of Madame Fanny Du Thé

19th Mar 2019 - 23rd Mar 2019

Downstairs - Pleasance London


Suitable for ages 12 and above


Tales of woe, tales of science, tales of curses, tales of defiance. Also, some juggling. Reach into Fanny’s cabinet for a musical voyage of hilarity. But beware! Somebody’s out to sink her ship.

This riotous musical comedy invites audiences to meet the eccentric 18th century explorer, Madame Fanny, and to take their pick from her cabinet of curiosities. For whichever curio they choose, Fanny and her servants perform the elaborate tale behind it, taking the audience on a voyage of hilarity. From battling with pirates to partying with Marie Antoinette, Fanny’s allegedly done it all. But while she revels in telling her outrageously outlandish stories, somebody far more serious is on the way to bring her down to earth.

Riddlestick Theatre are dedicated to tickling fancies with weird and wonderful stories and enchanting live music. Roll up your sleeves and choose the tales we tell in this riotous celebration of curiosity and imagination.

One of The Guardian’s Best Shows at the Edinburgh Festival 2018.

Open/closeReviews and Quotations

Their energy is boundless, the script fiercely intelligent and the original live music bound to stay dancing through your head.
Kate Wyver - The Guardian
This is creative, imaginative theatre at its very best – and even the greatest cynic will likely be left feeling thoroughly entertained and amused.
Tom Besley, Bristol 24/7
Through a whirlwind of tall tales and song, Riddlestick Theatre had me hanging onto their every oddity.
Rowan Evans - Ed Fringe Review

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