Who are the Foo?
Maison Foo exist to create mischievous new theatre that challenges audiences and tickles their imagination. We devise visual theatre that collides the everyday with the surreal drawing on influences from puppetry, clowning and physical theatre. Weaving together strong narrative with visual landscapes to create absurd works that are rooted in social conscience.
Maison Foo is the creative collaborative journey of Co Artistic Directors Kathryn Lowe and Bethany Sheldon. They devise visual theatre that takes on the form of Touring Theatre and Street Theatre. They also love to inspire and encourage creativity and imaginative thinking in others through their participatory work, which spans a wide range of activity and settings including arts and health, community outreach, creative consultancy and educational workshops and residencies for primary right through to university level. Their work has been presented at numerous events, venues and festivals throughout the country including the South Bank’s Royal Festival Hall, London International Puppetry Festival SUSPENSE, Edinburgh Festival, Birmingham mac and Birmingham Symphony Hall, Sheffield Crucible, Warwick arts centre and the Junction Cambridge’s Sampled Festival.
Maison Foo first came to national attention with their highly acclaimed sell out show Memoirs Of A Biscuit Tin at the 2010 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. They also took the show on an extensive UK tour through autumn 2011 and spring 2012 to further critical acclaim and sold out notices, including 5 recommendations in The Guardian’s Theatre guide and a top 5 listing in The Independent. Maison Foo are an Associate Artist of Derby Theatre.