Production Photography by Robert Day.

Welcome to our PENDULUMS BOX...

'Pendulums Bargain Emporium' IN PICTURES.

Documenting our research for Pendulums IN THE MAKING.

“Their wit is captivating....bitingly satirical....ingenious puppetry. Exceptionally well done”  —  THREE WEEKS *****

    “Maison Foo have once again used their potent combination of imaginative, visual storytelling and a socially concious slant to surprise entertain and challenge"


 “Maison Foo’s deliciously witty view of our consumerist world....Engaging and exquisitely designed, this is a perfect production”

— MUST SEE! The Stage



PENDULUMS TV - Our spoof TV Shopping channel!


The High Street store that offers more than you bargained for.... Welcome to Pendulums, purveyors of everything you’ve ever wanted and more. But everything has a price...what are you willing to pay?

Brought to you by Maison Foo, creators of Edinburgh 2010 sell-out smash hit ‘Memoirs of a Biscuit Tin’.Inspired by The Elves and the Shoemaker, this desperate tale of necessity versus greed is told with humour, intimacy and charm. Using Maison Foo’s inventive visual blend of storytelling, puppetry and live music to deliver a darkly comic and shameless shopping experience like no other.

Suitable for 14+

  • Written and conceived by Maison Foo
  • Devised by the ensemble
  • Composed by Matt Marks
  • Design by Bicat and Rigby with further development by Maison Foo
  • Produced by Claire Summerfield
  • Ensemble: Kathryn Lowe, Bethany Sheldon, Matt Marks and Morgan Brind
  •  Outside Eye: Mick Barnfather
  • Technical Manager/Lighting Consultant: Anthony Osbourne

Originally commissioned by Derby Theatre, LOV (Lincolnshire One Venues) and Déda and supported by Hatch, The Castle Wellingborough and Derby City Council. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Edinburgh festival run supported by Derby Theatre, Déda and all our lovely friends on Sponsume.


Latitude Festival 2013
Edinburgh Festival 2013 - Pleasance King Dome - 31st July - 24th August

National Tour (October 2014) :
NOTTINGHAM Lakeside Arts - Fri 3rd
COLCHESTER Lakeside Theatre - Thurs 9th
PETERBOROUGH Key Theatre - Fri 10th
ULEY (GLOUCESTERSHIRE) Prema Arts - Sat 11th
CONSTANTINE (CORNWALL) Tolmen Centre - Sat 18th
EASTLEIGH The Point  - Thurs 23rd
LEICESTER Embrace Arts - Fri 24th
LIVERPOOL Unity Theatre - Thurs 30th
DERBY Déda - Sat 1st NOV 

Preview tour (Spring 2013):
Déda Derby - 2nd March
Guildhall Arts Grantham – 5th March
Lincoln Drill Hall – 6th March
Louth Playgoers – 7th March
The Castle Wellingborough – 13th March
South Holland Centre Spalding – 26th March