Hello. How are you? Lovely.
Colossal Crumbs is a theatre company who make theatre shows for people.
The company was born in 2009 from the brain of Annie Brooks. After meeting an array of characters at the PAVA course at Brighton University and after endless cups of tea, she was inspired to put all of the strange characters that were dancing around in her head out into the world in the form of puppets, drawings and well, theatre shows. The company is formed of the amazing and ingenious brains of Ulysses Black, Howard Sivills, Jack Stigner, Han Nicholls, Sarah Delmonte and Annie, who work together to create fun and surreal stories with extraordinary visuals to entertain and feed the imaginations of human beings of all ages.
The Crumbs use a mixture of traditional and unusual mediums to create set, puppets and props including animation, textiles, tights and edible baked goods. Puppets are an important part of the making, enabling these odd creatures to come to life and frankly, to make it possible for a tomato to be the protagonist of a theatre show (after all, tomatoes need to have their say too).
Colossal Crumbs are currently producing their most recent show, Fish Pie, and are supported by Arts Council England, the Nightingale Theatre and IdeasTap (and we thank them very much for this.)
And that's aboot it. For more information on ze company and our shows, plod around our wobbly wobsite - you may just find some delicious internet treats.
As well as some fantastique feedback from our punters, we had some lovely words from these glorious people. All we can say is....HUZZAH!
To read review, click on the publication below. Photos above by Ivor Houlker.
Broadway Baby "An outrageous underwater lovechild of ‘The Mighty Boosh’ and ‘The Muppets’ doused in deliciously dark humour, Fish Pie is a culinary delight"
The Argus "The ensemble cast gave strong, expressive performances, delivering a masterclass in Fringe theatre – loveable, funny and moving."
Love Fringe "Beautifully melancholic and red-faced hilarious"
Animations Online "the show's exhilarating menagerie of talking cucumbers, romantic crabs and clumsy flies keep the audience gasping and chuckling for the whole hour."
Ludwig is yet to be impressed.
We are very happy to announce that Colossal Crumbs' very own Ulysses Black had the tremendous feat of winning Best Design 2013 for our Fish Pie poster. After some very stiff and entertaining competition, we managed to get the most votes from the general Fringe-going public. We hope you enjoyed it. Here it is again for your viewing pleasure.
Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night and just stare at it.