The Bakewell Bake Off

The Bakewell Bake Off

The Bakewell Bake Off

The Bakewell Bake Off

Overview

The small English village of Bakewell, Derbyshire is holding its annual baking competition, under the watchful eye of the chair of The Bakewell Baking Committee, Victoria Sponge. The eclectic group of contestants, including a local postman, a German transsexual and a nun, are each hoping that their baking skills will impress the judges. Judging the competition are the owners of the three village bakeries, each of whom claim to have the original recipe for the world-famous Bakewell Tart: Eton boy Hugh Dripp with his family’s Almond Topped Bakewell Tart; sweet and innocent Susie Sunflower with her Bakewell Pudding recipe; and finally, Griselda Pratt-Dewhurst, head of the Parish Council, with her Iced Topped Cherry Bakewell. This feud has gone on for generations, but this year the Bakewell Baking Committee has received a letter from Professor Lesley Kugelhumpf of the European Union, explaining that there can no longer be three recipes for "The Bakewell". He decrees that a second round must be added to the competition, to resolve the matter once and for all. The ensuing combination of hilarious songs, baking disasters and even a little audience participation is guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

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The Baking Committee

The Baking Committee was originally formed from a group of MA Musical Theatre students from Guildford School of Acting. They were tasked to write an original musical in just 3 weeks as a final project at the end of the course - this was THE BAKEWELL BAKEOFF. As the show grew ...
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