Amy Rose co-devised and directed Michele O’Brien in Spicebox, a one-woman show for family audiences, that traces the history of the European spice trade. The performance is centred around a beautifully crafted spice box.  Through the use of puppetry and transformation, the story travels from queen’s balcony, to ship’s deck, East Indian nutmeg grove, a storm at sea, and much more. Puppets and set designed by Chris Pirie.

‘The Spice Box is an engaging piece that takes you to faraway places, performed with humour and conviction by the talented Michele O’Brien’
Helen Donaldson, Lighthouse Centre for the Arts, Poole.

Activate Performing Arts

‘Fantastic, Wonderful, Unique, Captivating, Innovative performance’.
Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival

See the Spicebox website  .

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The Spicebox has been performed at

  • Bristol Festival of Puppetry
  • Bournemouth Arts Festival by the Sea
  • Aegeas Salisbury International Arts Festival
  • Activate Performing Arts
  • Lighthouse Centre for the Arts
  • Corfe Castle
  • and more…

Actor, devisor Michele O'Brien
Production Manager Colin Philimore
Director, devisor Amy Rose
Designer Chris Pirie
Makers  Dan Danson and Teresa Grimaldi

See Spicebox on Michele O'Brien's website