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Eloise and the Curse of the Golden Whisk

by The Wardrobe Ensemble

An original Bike Shed Theatre & Wardrobe Ensemble Co-Production.

Supported by Arts Council England

The year is 1944.

In the depths of a dusty larder in the bombed ruins of an Exeter restaurant, Eloise finds a beautiful, golden whisk. But when she clutches the shimmering relic, she unleashes an ancient curse.  The only way to free herself is to cook the tastiest dish in the world. With time running out, Eloise scurries into the broken city’s underworld, undertaking extraordinary feats to gather the ingredients and discover the recipe. But with a rabble of greedy gangsters also chasing the whisk, will she succeed in evading its curse?


Served up with lashings of laughs, thrills and scrumptious live music, Eloise and the Curse of the Golden Whisk is a swashbuckling, culinary adventure of hope, magic and stepping up to the plate.


Eloise and The Curse of The Golden Whisk was devised at The Bike Shed Theatre in the Autumn and Winter of 2015.


It was performed at The Bike Shed Theatre for audiences in the southwest across the Christmas season of 2015/2016 and restaged for The Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol in Autumn 2016.

The show toured to Greenwich Theatre and The Egg Theatre (Theatre Royal Bath) Spring 2017. 

"Inventive and engaging storytelling, this production is told with warmth and a huge sense of fun" 

★★★★ The Stage

"Eloise & The Curse of the Golden Whisk is more charming than Mary Berry and more warming than a cup of Bovril."



"A refreshingly contemporary alternative to panto"

The Reviews Hub


"The cast had our packed audience in the palm of their hands. I really cannot praise this show highly enough."

Express and Echo


"As quintessentially British as any panto, but with a hell of a lot more class"

★★★★ Exposé

Written and created by the company


Hanora Kamen, Kerry Lovell, Jesse Meadows, James Newton and Edythe Woolley

Directed by

Tom Brennan & Helena Middleton


Sam Wilde

Prop making

Sunnie Martin


Catherine Pilsworth

Construction Manger

Sam Little


Rachael Duthie

Stage Manger on tour

Emily Greenslade

Show image

Matt Austin

Production photography

Maria Dragan

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