This is the Stan's Cafe Shop, where you can buy all manner of Stan stuff. Some of these items are available elsewhere on-line but buying directly from us means we get to put a greater portion of your money into art - thank you!
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PO BOX 16044,
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The Anatomy of Melancholy: Script
Robert Burton's extraordinary 17th Century masterpiece, described by some as - the greatest book ever written - is 1,500 pages long and a very serious reading commitment. This script is a very effective digest, edited for the stage by Stan's Cafe.
The Commentators, 24 Hour Scalextric and Tuning Out With Radio Z: Texts
Histories, photographs, rules and insights into three projects by Stan’s Cafe, which are all centred on long form improvisation and internet radio.
Of All The People In All The World: Texts
Descriptions and photographs detailing every version of the show from its first performance in May 2003 until January 2020. Blog posts, a TEDx script and 'making of' essays plus materials from spin off productions Of All The Creatures Across The Globe, Everyone Born In The UK: 1949, Small People With Big Feet and What When
Devising Theatre With Stan's Cafe: Text book
Written by Dr. Mark Crossley and James Yarker with interviews from many company members. The book is a guide to devising theatre using Stan's Cafe's practice as its model. It includes the company's approach and philosophy, the stories behind many shows and practical exercises, there are even some photographs as well. Additional footnotes, images and references for the book can be found on this website.
Buying directly from us is cheaper than most places and it means profits are fed back into us making more theatre; happy days!
The Cleansing Of Constance Brown with It's Your Film and Simple Maths
Original 'scripts' in forms of instructions and tables all liberally illustrated with original production photographs. This volume also includes original programme notes and related texts. 64 pages, 'perfect bound', colour cover illustration by Kate Bird, black and white inside.
Home Of The Wriggler: Script
The original script with production photographs, an extended version of "Griff's Story", a 'making of' essay and other bonus material.
Othello: an edit
Shakespeare's original script compressed to run in an hour. This volume was commissioned by Saltley Academy, it is illustrated by the students. 65 pages, black, white and read cover, black and white interior, 'perfect bound'.
Trailblazers: In A Visible City designed by Gareth Courage, with photographs and quotes from 120 young people from 20 schools across Birmingham. This beautiful art object is also a piece of social documentation setting out the hopes, aspirations and frustrations of a group of 14 and 15 year olds.
A preview of the map can be found on the Trailblazers page, but this lacks the young people's direct quotes and 1200 photographs on the reverse. Digital is no substitute for the lovely tactile folding object.
Videos document many Stan's Cafe productions, including most major touring shows. The quality varies according to the techonology and skill we had available at the time of recording. Most of the shows are on VHS, though we have transfered some to DVD, and this is clearly indicated in each case. They cost �18 each including postage.
Videos exist of The Carrier Frequency and most shows made with students; these are unavailable as they contain material for which we do not have copyright release. Viewing of these is possible, by prior arrangement, at Stan's HQ in Birmingham.