The Bakewell Bake Off

23rd – 27th October 2018

MCC, Station Road, March

Director – Claire Lilley

Musical Director – John Stevens



Victoria Sponge – Kerry Casey
Griselda Pratt-Dewhurst – Hannah Furlong
Susie Sunflower – Jo Rix
Hugh Dripp – Martin Lightburn
Pradeepta Smith – Barbara Pepper
Flora Drizzle – Eleanor Savill
Sister Mary – Amy Carter
Tina Tartin – Eleanor Pettet
Holly Berry – Della-Marie Reed
Henrietta Apfelstrudel – Derek Wisbey
Freddie Twist – Alex McAdam
Betty Baton-Berg – Claire Lilley

The small English village of Bakewell, Derbyshire is holding its annual baking competition, under the watchful eye of the chair of The Bakewell Baking Committee, Victoria Sponge. The eclectic group of contestants, including a local postman, a German transsexual and a nun, are each hoping that their baking skills will impress the judges. Judging the competition are the owners of the three village bakeries, each of whom claim to have the original recipe for the world-famous Bakewell Tart: Eton boy Hugh Dripp with his family’s Almond Topped Bakewell Tart; sweet and innocent Susie Sunflower with her Bakewell Pudding recipe; and finally, Griselda Pratt-Dewhurst, head of the Parish Council, with her Iced Topped Cherry Bakewell. This feud has gone on for generations, but this year the Bakewell Baking Committee has received a letter from Professor Lesley Kugelhumpf of the European Union, explaining that there can no longer be three recipes for “The Bakewell”. He decrees that a second round must be added to the competition, to resolve the matter once and for all. The ensuing combination of hilarious songs, baking disasters and even a little audience participation is guaranteed to put a smile on your face!

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