What a Dainty Dish (2004)

White Horse Road
7 Jul - 9 Jul 2004

As part of the celebrations to open Tower Hill and the new visitors area at Tower of London, which was officially opened by HRH Queen Elizabeth II on 9 July 2004, Half Moon’s Youth Theatre created a performance entitled What a Dainty Dish. The performance was seen by the Queen and Prince Philip and was part of a big programme of events for the community that day with the theme of food and celebration, connecting to an art installation created by Sophie Layton.

The young people’s performance was large-scale to make it work for the outdoors. The action centred around a 6-foot tall table and props and costumes created by the young people that represented their favourite food and explored who lived under the table, inspired by the stories of The Borrowers.  The performance descended into a playful food fight, in front of Her Majesty the Queen!



Creative Team

What a Dainty Dish