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The Rascally Diner

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In Autumn 2020, LAStheatre toured their outdoor theatre production into schools and had a great response from classes in Reception to Year 3. Teachers called the show: “inspirational”, “Year 1 absolutely loved it, even children who I thought might struggle, got closer to the stage as the show went on” and “A great opportunity at a difficult time, great for everyone’s wellbeing.”


As lockdown eases again, LAStheatre are returning to their converted outdoor caravan theatre to bring a new high-quality live theatre production into schools, whilst using the power of theatre to open discussion and encourage conversation.


This July, LAStheatre will be touring our production, ‘The Rascally Diner’ to primary schools in Liverpool. Based on the book ‘The Rascally Cake’ by Jeanne Willis and Korky Paul, this fun-filled theatre production with songs and silliness is all about food, food choices and the environment for Year 2 – 6.


Please get in touch with Liz to discuss bringing this joyous production into your school this summer term.


If the cost of the show is prohibitive, please get in touch with us about our available bursaries.

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LAS theatre

Contact name:

Liz Bate

Contact email:


07894 908740

Type of offer:

Visit into school Young people’s opportunity to visit, experience and participate in art or culture

Key Stages:



£500-700 per day

Session length:

The show is 1 hour. We will need 2 hours to set up and 1.5 hours to pack down. We can perform 2 shows a day.



Nature of activity or art form:

Outdoors Theatre Tour

Subject or curriculum focus:

Drama PSHE

Outcomes for children & young people:

Improved mental health and well-being Social skills

Venue accessibility:

Audio Description


Everybody clap your pans – it’s time for The Rascally Diner!


LAStheatre presents ‘The Rascally Diner’ a fun-filled outdoor performance in schools for pupils in Year 2 to Year 6. LAStheatre’s production creatively and playfully explores the joy of food and where it comes from, as well as our food choices and their impact on the environment in this messy, silly and fantastic production that will make all squirm with delight!


Based on the book by Jeanne Willis and Korky Paul, LAStheatre’s outdoor theatre show will tour to schools in June and July 2021.


Chef Rufus Skumskins O’Parsley is famous for creating some of the world’s most disgusting dishes. Rufus went viral after baking a huge, human-eating cake from ingredients including snot, blubber and a cowpat. He only escaped being gobbled up by the gruesome gateau because he tasted awful – a result of his foul diet. For ten years now, Rufus has been on a mission to make everyone taste bad and protect them from the creature he cooked up.


Creative Learning Pack

The performance is accompanied by a creative learning pack with a focus on food and our food choices alongside the environment, food provenance and healthy eating. This pack uses drama games and art-based exercises to engage pupils in this PSHE subject.



  • 2 performances in 1 day in school – subject to availability: £700
  • 1 performance in 1 day in school – subject to availability: £500


Availability & Bursaries

This project is available to state primary schools in the UK in June and July 2021. If you would like to make a booking for The Rascally Diner to visit your school, please complete this online form:

Subject to funding, LAStheatre will be offering bursaries to schools of up to 100%. Please contact us if you would like to be considered for a bursary.


COVID-19 precautions & performance location

In line with government guidelines, this performance will take place outside on a caravan set measuring 2.7m x 6.5m (closed), 4.1m x 10m (open). The show will need a space of between 9m x 10m and 10m x 16m (depending on audience size) and the ability to drive into the space.


If you have a playground, field, or car park that can host this ground plan we can perform to 120 pupils at a time. We will ensure a distance of at least 2m between bubbles/pods is maintained and share our seating plans with you ahead of arrival.


Our risk assessment is being constantly updated regarding health and safety guidance from the government and in line with our own policies to keep our team and audiences safe.