In this immersive production for children from Punchdrunk Enrichment, the guardians of the Lost Lending Library are in urgent need of stories to fill a mysterious new department...
Calling all young people with great imaginations! At 314 floors high and with 78 spiral side departments, The Lost Lending Library houses the largest collection of books and stories in the world. Books of all sizes and colours are crammed together on its shelves, stories bursting into life from their covers.
The Lost Lending Library leaps from place to place for a very special reason. It only goes where it knows it can find the most precious stories — those written by young people with great imaginations.
The guardians of The Lost Lending Library need your assistance. A new department has appeared and its shelves are empty. Can you help to fill them with stories?
A feast for young imaginations, this immersive experience is for young people aged 6–11 years and their parents or carers. Punchdrunk Enrichment creates immersive, theatrical experiences that celebrate the power of the imagination. Since 2008 it has opened doors to magical worlds for young people in education, family and community settings.
Gorgeously realised, packed with fun details and magical ideas.
Mia Jerome Writer and Director
Peter Higgin Co-Direction, Creator and Original Writer/Director
Kate Rigby Original Designer
Casey-Jay Andrews Associate Designer
Joanne Skapinker Dramaturg
Alice Kitty Devlin Creative Development
Stephen Dobbie Sound Design
Natalie CrispSenior Producer
Stephen Patry-Makin Interim Senior Producer
Rosalind Sydney Resident Director
Cast: Simon Maeder, Hayley Muirhead, Delvene Pitt
Fiona Fraser Production Manager
Ana Carter Company Stage Manager
Lydia Reed Design Manager
Maike Hitzeroth Design Assistant
Abby Screen Scenic Artist
May Clyne Costume Supervisor
Mickey Graham Stage Manager
Andy Gannon Technical Manager
Viktor Palfi Sound Engineer
Max Sharp Lighting
Carpenters: Tom Baum, James Hartwell
Trainee Design Assistants: Josey Delaney, Grace Nolgrove, Tabitha Wall
Tom Brace Magic Consultant
Press Communications: Martin Shippen, Anna Pedroza
Stephen Dobbie Photography
Piers Foley Videography
Workshop Facilitators: Caroline Deyga, Grace Gilbert, Afton Moran
For Punchdrunk Enrichment
Polly Barker Head of Development
Beki Bateson Interim Executive Director
Michelle Carwardine-Palmer Interim Executive Director
Tom Chamberlain Company Coordinator
Francesca Cross Project Manager
Rebecca Dawson Executive Director and Joint CEO
Amy Davies Dolamore Head of Finance and Operations
Holiday Donaldson Project Manager
Bethany Haynes Senior Producer
Ursula Kerswell Interim Building Manager
Daisy Marsh Development Coordinator
Jen McLachlan Brent Project Director
Joe Monk Production Manager
Sharminy Ragunathan Finance Manager
Lowri Spear Communications Coordinator
JoJo Tyhurst Head of Communications
Special thanks: Sandi Flat, Imaginate, Glynis Henderson, Jenna Jardine, Troubadour Theatre, Nick Slater and the Maria Björnson Memorial Fund
Please note, all adults must be accompanied by a child. This event is recommended for children aged 6–11.
The performance involves journeying around the venue. At some points, children will be seated on the floor. Limited seating for adults will be available for those who need it.
Babes in arms can be admitted without a ticket. However, please be aware there is a moment in the experience where you will need to crawl or crouch down to get through, although there is also an accessible route round for those who require it. There is space to park your pram at Church Hill Theatre.
There is no re-admittance after 20 minutes.
The show is wheelchair accessible to a standard wheelchair up to 800mm in width. If you would like to attend with a wheelchair that is wider than 800mm, please contact the Box Office before booking by emailing [email protected] or calling 0131 473 2000.
Ticket prices may vary from previously published prices. Concession discounts do not apply for this production.
The Festival will follow Scottish Government and City of Edinburgh Council health and safety recommendations at all times to ensure the safety of our audiences, artists and team. Please continue to check our Visit Us page for the latest COVID-19 safety measures at the International Festival.
Ticket exchanges & refunds
No refunds will be given except in the event of cancellation of a performance. Tickets may be exchanged up to 48 hours before a performance to another performance of the same show, subject to availability. A £1.50 fee per ticket exchanged will be charged. Ticket prices may vary from previously purchased prices.
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