Eloise and The Curse of The Golden Whisk

Served up with lashings of laughs, thrills and scrumptious live music, a culinary adventure of hope, magic and stepping up to the plate.

We did it!

On 28th Oct 2015 we successfully raised £590 with 42 supporters in 37 days

“What did Adam say on the day before Christmas? It's Christmas, Eve” (we got that out of last year's Christmas Cracker)

Yes, I’m afraid it’s true. Christmas is well and truly on the horizon, and we at The Bike Shed Theatre couldn’t be more excited. Go on, ask us why…

Ok, you don’t have to shout. We’ll tell you. 

We’re excited because we are about to start creating the third in the trilogy of entirely original, musical, magical Christmas productions with The (wonderful) Wardrobe Ensemble.



Eloise and The Curse of The Golden Whisk will transform The Bike Shed bar and theatre into a 1940’s restaurant, bursting with stories of adventure and intrigue that we can’t wait to share with you. 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?


Although we’re national in our outlook, we’re local in our loyalty and we’re dedicated to making work with, and for the people of the South West. Without your support in return The Bike Shed couldn’t continue to make new work. So we’re asking if you have any pounds to spare, you send them our way so we can continue to make the most creative, original work with the most visionary and inspirational people Devon and the South West has to offer.

Your money will go directly to support the costs of:

- A cast of five performers

- A creative team of six

- Instruments (we'll discover what we need during research & development of the show in September)

- Costumes

- Props (a magical golden whisk doesn't come cheap...)


What you’ll get in return

To entice you into sending a few pennies our way we have a competition for you. Everyone* who donates £3 or more to help us make our Christmas show will have the chance to win one of three amazing prizes, plus each level's individual reward.

*Please note you must donate before 5pm on the 26th October to be entered into the prize draw. Maximum 5 entries per person.


3rd Prize

4 tickets and 4 cocktails for press night at Eloise and the Curse of the Golden Whisk.


2nd Prize

A one-day cookery course for two people at the new Exeter Cookery School (includes lunch).

Both people must attend on the same day.

Fully transferable and valid for one year from date of the winner being announced 


1st Prize

A luxury break for 2 courtesy of Blue Chip Holidays!

The Retreat, Strawberry Fields, Cheddar (pictured below).

3 night break from 6th November, 2015

2 bed, sleeps 4


Additional Rewards

Each higher level includes the all the lower levels' rewards.

Egg-nog  £3-£49: Entered into the prize draw, thanked on our website and a special email from The Bike Shed Theatre & Wardrobe Ensemble.

Morning Star £50: Entered into the prize draw and the company will compose a unique song just for you and send you the video.

Side Car £100: Entered into the prize draw, plus a free year's membership, or two free tickets to any show in our season if you already have one.

Planter’s Punch £200: Entered into the prize draw, plus an invitation to press night, including food, drinks and meeting the cast and crew. 

Golden Gate £1000: Entered into the prize draw, your own custom cocktail served in the bar, four tickets available in your name for any show in the run, mentioned in any and all future productions or touring of the show. 

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