Katy directed The Table Of Delights stage show (Bristol Old Vic, Bath Egg, Print Room London) and the multi award winning Mayday Mayday (UK tour, St Ann’s Warehouse New York, Spoleto USA). She also directed Kate Dimbleby’s Songbirds (Tobacco Factory, Bath Ustinov, UK tour) and the site specific Orpheus and the Furies. She is developing Graffboy for the screen. As an actress her TV and film work include; Spaced, Coronation St, Three Girls, Moving On, Living and the Dead, Waterloo Road, The Infinite Worlds Of HG Wells, Casualty, Cutting it, Clocking Off, Hex, Liverpool One, And The Beat Goes on, The Paul Merton Galton series, Karaoke, Bread and Martin Amis’s Dead Babies. On stage she has played opposite Steven Berkoff, performed internationally with Kneehigh Theatre and in rep theatres throughout UK. She is co-artistic director of Theatre Damfino.
Claire Thomson is a food writer, chef and mother. Faced with the daily challenge of what to cook for her three young children, she made it her mission to inspire parents stuck in a teatime rut. Every day she makes a ‘proper’ tea – posting on Instagram @5oclockapron – from this her first book ‘The 5 O’clock Apron’ was born. Claire has written for The Guardian and The Telegraph and numerous other food publications and has also appeared on Saturday Kitchen and Cerys Matthews Radio 6 Music. Claire is a food ambassador for The National Trust. Books 2 (The National Trust Family Cookbook) and book 3 (The Art Of The Larder) will be published in early 2017. Claire is almost always in an apron cooking with the children’s homework, p.e. kits and spelling tests piling up on the kitchen table only adding to the delicious chaos of her home kitchen.
Matt Williamson has enjoyed over 20 years experience in the independent restaurant sector in a variety of establishments; from 2* Michelin restaurants, to top end rural gastro-pubs, bustling London bistros and private members clubs.
He has established sites as food destinations, and after arriving in Bristol in 2008 opened his own acclaimed restaurant Flinty Red, that won accolades nationally and locally, including Michelin, National Restaurant Awards, Good Food Guide and Observer Food Monthly awards.
He also creates and collaborates on a number of successful side projects and enjoys a broad range of food related activities, including education, private events, food and new product development, food writing restaurant and event consultancy and project management, immersive food experiences and collaborations with food producers and other creative and commercial sectors.
He is an extremely passionate, creative and professional operator who career has been inspired and shaped as much by extensive travels and collaborations as by professional kitchen experience, though he occasionally escapes the gritty life of a professional chef via his alter ego as a novice gardener. The guiding principles that he strictly lives by probably includes too much cheese and wine, and not enough actual gardening.
Tristan is a performer and writer. On television he is best known for Poldark, Doc Martin, Jamaica Inn, The Queen, Best of Men, Endeavour, The Borgias, Rescue Me and the film Saving Grace. He has been a leading devisor and performer with Kneehigh Theatre for 30 years His work with the company includes; Rebecca, Brief Encounter (West End and Broadway), Don John, A Matter of Life and Death, The Riot, Tristan and Yseult (all at The National Theatre) King of Prussia (Donmar) As an associate artist at Bristol Old Vic; Peter Pan, Treasure Island, Juliet and her Romeo. Also 101 Dalmations (Tobacco Factory) and seasons at Royal Exchange and RSC. His autobiographical solo theatre show Mayday Mayday (St Ann’s Warehouse New York) won awards in both America and UK and has been adapted into a play for Radio 4 (USA West Coast Award, runner up BBC Radio Drama award). He is co-artistic director of Theatre Damfino.
A few years ago we began plotting a food entertainment collaboration in a Bristol playpark. Two sets of parents; theatre makers and chefs with a shared mission; feeding our children’s tummy’s and imagination with good stuff. The stage show was born and played to young audiences to great acclaim. Now we want to reach many more small food adventurers worldwide with this, our online version.
So… hungry kids (and your silly grown ups) seize wooden spoons and charge head first into a bonkers world of food participation; join us on a journey from field to fork, taste and explore the globe ingredient by ingredient. Devour these recipes, salivate over the songs and stories, laughing while you learn.
Welcome to The Table of Delights…a new kind of creative culinary mayhem.
‘Good food is vital for our children’s health and The Table of Delights is food for their imagination’
Performer & mime artist
Performer & singer
Performer & original music and lyrics
Illustrator and artist
Camera, editing & graphics
Rebel and Slaughter
Website : Brand : Graphics
Educational material – Michaela Bowles & Matt Williamson
Audio stories written & read by – Tristan Sturrock & Katy Carmichael
Content Editing – Dave Taylor
Location camera – Richard Maxwell
Location sound – Joseph Charlie Flack
Sound editing – Tristan Sturrock
On set assistant – Gaby Staniszewska.
Editing assistant – Jamie Palmer
Production manager (theatre show) – J Costello Roberts
WITH THANKS TO
Laura Hart at Hart’s Bakery Bristol, Windmill Hill City Farm, Adam Peck, Jack Drewry, University of Bristol Botanic Gardens, Kate Douglas Hamilton at Mr Fox Magazine, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Penny Leaver Green, Miles Bullough and Wildseed Studios, Nick and Denny’s uniforms. Paddy and Charlie Sturrock and Indiesonics, Squarefood Foundation, Peter Carmichael, The Spicery, Grace Williamson, Bronte Carmichael-Sturrock, Juno Carmichael-Sturrock , Ivy Williamson, Hector Carmichael-Sturrock, Sylvie White, Ned Price, Sanzio Alfonso, Saffir Davis, Maya Wilkinson, Jarry Lin and Aron de Rosalia, Mr Brett, Mr Millington, Mr Jarman and Colston’s Primary School Bristol.
And a very special thanks to our sponsors Yeo Valley. Dan Rusga, Niki Martini, Jerry Naish, Emily Keen and Sarah Mead.