devised by Ben Harrison and the cast

Performed in August 1998 at the Underbelly, beneath the Central Library, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh.

Grid Iron named this venue The Underbelly specifically for this production.  It was then adopted by Underbelly Productions who turned it into one of the most successful multi-space venues of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.


Scotsman Fringe First for Outstanding New Writing

Stage Award for Acting Excellence – Best Ensemble

Four friends escape the fetters of time and a tyrannous counting house to partake of a fabulous meal. Inspired by the food, they tell stories – stories powerful enough to transform themselves and even the spaces through which the audience moves. Plunging deeper into the very guts of the building, they share their increasingly fantastical tales. Until…?

Live music, stunning design and an incredible building combine in this extraordinary promenade show which truly is a laboratory of the senses.

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Cast & Crew:


Melanie Bradley
Iona Carbarns

Ailie Cohen (Musician)
Tony Delicata
Alan McPherson

All members of the cast played multiple roles.


Director: Ben Harrison
Producer: Judith Doherty
Assistant Director:  Linford Cazenove
Stage Manager:  Amy Shapcott
Assistant Stage Manager:  Dan Sansome
Stage Management/Production Assistants:  Dave Crewe, Deborah Crewe, Niambh Troy, Barry Esson, Jenny Williams
Costume Design:  Louise Noble
Costume Supervisor:  Alice Bee
Costume Assistants:  Lee Dickson, Wendy Housam, Fiona McKay
Lighting Design:  George Tarbuck
Lighting Assistants:  Phil Haldane & Peter Donald
Technical Advice:  Paul McCabe
Set Design:  Francis Gallop
Design Team:  Nicki Bruce, Sarah Cowlishaw, Mickey Graham, Jonty Grey, Jill Leckie, Catherine Lindow, Fiona Palmer, Marisa Sate

Perspex & Light Sculptor:  Susan Bryson
Composer/Sound Designer:  Dino Martino
Sound Technical Assistant:  Andy Quinn, Jenny Blake
Moving Image Designer:  Gary Hall
Moving Image (Mouth/Eye):  David Vian Curtis
Print Design:  Quintessential
Print Photography:  Ray Smith
Print by:  The Events Armoury
Production/ Press Photography:  Keith Brame


Also supported by Dino Martino Production Services, Stockline Plastics of Glasgow, Allen & Heath Pro Audio Sound Equipment, Epsilon Acoustics, Giuliano’s Restaurant and Richlay Eggs.