Maison Foo, Derby CAN and Friends invite you to take…

A Seat At Our Table

Thu 6 – Fri 7 Jul, 2023 Archive
A multisensory celebration of food, family and friendship co created with global friends seeking sanctuary in Derby.

For hundreds of years, stories have been shared around the dining tables of Britain, and yet, there are still many missing…

Join us, as our global hosts bring new stories to the table, sharing personal anecdotes from their homelands in this intimate and heart-warming dining table experience.

Using audio story, visual installation, theatre design and live conversation, Maison Foo bring to audiences an infectiously joyous celebration of this very special community.

NOTE: We will be serving stories rather than food around the dinner table. – Each slot has limited availability. So, don’t waste any time in booking your ticket.

Commissioned by Derby CAN (Arts Council England Producing HUB) in partnership with Derby Museums and Oddfellows UK.


Derby Theatre, Rehearsal Room


Time: Thursday: 10:30am, 12:30pm, 3:30pm & 5:30pm Friday: 7:30pm
Performance duration: 75 minutes
Age guidance: 14+

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Artistic Director

Bethany Sheldon

Community Associate

Nasrin Samavi

Visual Art Lead

Theresa Hempsall

Audio Dramaturg

Kate Chapman

Sound Designer

Adam McCready

Set Designer

Imogen Melhuish

Digital Projection

Quad Tech Squad

Creative Group Project Manager for premiere

Andy Mandiou

Creative Group Volunteer

Caroline Astell-Burt

Documentary Filmmaker and Marketing

Felicity Bromley-Hall

Illustrator / Graphic Designer

Gareth Courage

Press & PR

Jo McLeish

Critical Friend

Samenna Khan

Producer for premiere

Rachel Adams

Company Manager

Emma Torrance