Upstairs Theatre and The Foundry Group present...

The Ministry of Biscuits

Philip Reeve & Brian Mitchell

Finished run

AGES: 12+
TICKETS: £10/£8/£5

Stop! Think before you eat that biscuit! Is it in any way fancy? If so, then you are a criminal!

London, 1948 and the Ministry of Biscuits casts its sinister shadow over every tea-time in the land. Established to control biscuits, and to control the idea of biscuits, it prohibits decadent sweetmeats, such as the Gypsy Cream. Until a junior designer finds love and creates a biscuit to shake confectionery to its very foundations…

40′s British Light Music, Orwell’s 1984 and Ealing Comedy inspired this satirical musical by best-selling author Philip Reeve (‘Mortal Engines’) and playwright and composer Brian Mitchell (‘Those Magnificent Men’), starring Radio 4’s David Mounfield, with a section by film-maker Ben Rivers.

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There is a special £5 discount ticket available for DMU students on the Friday night.

Show Times

Fri 9th Mar
7.30pm to 9.30pm
Sat 10th Mar
7.30pm to 9.30pm


Top-hole musical comedy
The Stage

Absolutely hilarious - Satire at its best
Edinburgh Evening News

Saw Ministry of Biscuits last night at The Lantern Theatre in Brighton. It was SO MUCH FUN!!!
Lou Cope

This was excellent. Like a comedy musical '1984', with biscuits. Great cast, great songs, great fun. And the funniest overture ever
Jenny Rowe

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