On the road with Backgammon.

Tour ‘bus’. It did us fairly well, until I left the handbrake on most of the way to Sevenoaks.

A huge poster in Doncaster. Sadly advertised the show for 9pm- which was when it finished, not started.

The team having a curry after the Doncaster show. Jules Millard (technician), Roshi Nasehi (singer), Mish Weaver (director) and us,


A slightly bizarre set-up in Hornchurch, with massive trees framing the stage. Not quite what our wonderful designer, Sue Mayes, had in mind!


Kaveh stretching in Queens Theatre, Hornchurch.

Mimosa remembers the simple pleasures of not being an adult, during her work experience week.

Mimosa’s mega display at the Hat Factory, Luton. It was so good, we accidentally left it all behind.

Jules’ mean machines.


The Don himself.


Luxurious accommodation- no expense spared for our touring family!

The outside of our fine establishment; more self-storage than hotel. The take-away delivery man wished us luck.


Kaveh thrashes Rob in the Roundhouse studio.

Costumes in Ludlow.

Jules and Kaveh in the lovely studio at the Lighthouse, Poole. We wished we could take their beautiful dark wooden floor with us.

And at the end of every tour; Mangal 2. The finest kebab in all of glorious London. No matter how much we loved touring (and oh, we did), we were always happy to be fed this wondrous meat by Mustafa, usually whilst sitting next to Gilbert & George.

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About Lauren Hendry

I set up The Production Shed in 2013, to grow contemporary circus across the UK by working with companies making great work on a small scale. Previously, I trained at the National Centre For Circus Arts, and set up So & So Circus Theatre, with whom I created and toured shows for 6 years.