I’ve written before about ‘Backstage In Biscuit Land’, the show we’re putting on at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year. Now I’m delighted to announce that we’re going to be supported by a grant from Unlimited. This means we’ll be part of a programme run by two creative organisations, Shape and Artsadmin, who commission and develop new work by disabled artists. Altogether, this programme’s supporting twenty-six artists, and the diversity of the work being developed is showcased in this film:
For me, this research and development award will enable me to create Backstage in Biscuit Land in partnership with Leftwing Idiot, puppeteer Jess Mabel Jones, and producer Jolie Booth. I can’t wait to get started on shaping the show.
I’m excited to be part of such an interesting programme and I’m certain the extensive experience of Artsadmin and Shape will be important for us as we create the show. It’s going to take audiences on a journey through the strange, surreal and magical world of Biscuit Land.
While the funding will help us create the show itself, it won’t cover the cost of taking it to Edinburgh in August. For that we’ll need to do more fundraising – there’ll be more about this in the coming weeks.
For now though I’m just really pleased to be starting on this new creative journey.