Mystery Steps presented by STAN'S CAFE
for Coventry Mysteries
9th - 16th June
Coventry Mysteries, Coventry City Centre
9 - 16 June 2012
Specially commissioned for Coventry Mysteries and installed in former cafe in Coventry's City Centre, Mystery Steps encouraged its audience to act out a moment in the life of a medieval cafe.
Whilst out back a chef, is asleep in the stores, someone's butchering a pig and children are hard at work with the washing up, waiting and spit turning, out front a host of customers a having fun, queuing for the latest delicacies and playing local sports; meanwhile a team are enacting a mystery play in the cafe's window for gathered passers-by. Their show is of a miracle, loaves and fishes from a boy's packed lunch being used to feed five thousand people.
Devised by Simon Ford, Denise Stanton and James Yarker
With Craig Stephens and Christina M Kruise.
Installed by Simon Ford, Denise Stanton, Alice Greenham and Chris Dugrenier
With thanks to: Hannah Grainger and Johnny O'Hanlon
Mystery Steps is supported by Coventry City Council.
So Confusing - Stepheni
Magic - Sharoon
Nice, funny for the kids and enjoyable - Sky
Interesting chat, would be nice to see it on a busy day - Suzy and Cael
Really good and I want to come back - Paige
Much fun! Thank you - Victoria R.
A gem - generous, respects its audience and accessible. Thanks! - Jack S.
I liked the mice and the lactose intolerant vegetarian - John H
Great fun and a very enjoyable experience - Helen H
Good fun - we loved finding the bats, snail Etc. Thank You - Donna S
Good fun. Hard at first but we got the hang of it - Kelly
Great fun - Debbie
Sparked a whole other world of stories which were stepped into... Derek