CHAMBER OF CURIOSITIES
Latitude Festival 2013
Friday 19th – Sunday 21st July
Playwright: Tom Morton-Smith
Director: Thomas Hescott
Designer: Ellen Parry
The Easterbrook Museum was founded in 1876 by Charlton Ambrose Easterbrook. Having inherited his father’s sugar business, Easterbrook opened his private collection of curios and ephemera to the public. Successive generations have expanded the collection and the museum has grown to become one of the foremost privately owned collections of curious artefacts in the country. Here we present a small selection of our many items to amaze and dazzle you. Join chief curator Lydia Easterbrook in the faraway forest as she guides you through the astounding stories that surround her family’s collection.
Part installation, part play, Francesca Moody presents a curious new work written by Tom Morton-Smith.
Tom Morton-Smith is an award-winning playwright whose work includes: Everyday Maps for Everyday Use (Finborough Theatre / PapaTango New Writing Festival 2012), Salt Meets Wound (Theatre503), In Doggerland (Box of Tricks, Theatre503 LabFest), Venison (Yellowtale Theatre Company / The Hawth, Crawley), Uncertainty (Sincera Productions / Latitude Festival) and The Hygiene Hypothesis (Sincera Productions / Latitude Festival). He collaborated with composer Jon Nicholls on Blunderbuss (The Theatre, Chipping Norton), a play with music. He has had readings and short plays at the Old Vic, the Hampstead Theatre, the Soho Theatre, the Royal Court, the Trafalgar Studios, the Liverpool Everyman, the Southwark Playhouse, the Arcola and Shakespeare’s Globe. He was writer-in-residence at Paines Plough in 2007/08. He is currently under commission to the Royal Shakespeare Company.