Mrs Beeton Says... A Musical

17 - 21 Jun

Book by Helen Watts | Music and Lyrics by Eamonn O’Dwyer

Mrs Beeton Says... A Musical

17 - 21 Jun

Directed by Hannah Eidinow
Musical Direction by Inga Davis-Rutter
Set and Costume Design by Alison Taylor
Movement Direction by Emily Holt
Lighting Design by Mark Dymock
Sound Design by Chris Murray

‘As with the commander of an army, so is the mistress of a house.’

Isabella Beeton was 23 years old when she penned these words in her Book of Household Management, published in 1861 and containing 2,000 recipes and with advice on everything from treating colds to navigating social calls. With a vibrant score and book that brings an array of Victorian characters to life, Mrs. Beeton Says… explores the reality, myths and gendered histories behind the best-selling cookbook.

The amateur production of ‘MRS BEETON SAYS’ is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd.

Booking Info


Saturday 17 June, 2.30pm (Corsets Cast)
Saturday 17 June, 7.30pm (Petticoats Cast)
Monday 19 June 7.30pm (Corsets Cast)
Tuesday 20 June, 7.30pm (Petticoats Cast)
Wednesday 21 June 2.30pm (Petticoats Cast)
Wednesday 21 June, 7.30pm (Corsets Cast)

Standard £18
Concessions (under 18/student/over 65) £12
Southwark Presents Cardholder £10

The Mack, Mountview, 120 Peckham Hill Street, London SE15 5JT

To Book

020 8881 2201
Our box office hours are currently Monday-Friday 9am-8pm and Saturday 9am-3pm. Online booking is 24 hours, but phone and in-person bookings should be made within these times. Tickets are booked subject to Mountview's terms and conditions.

Industry Bookings

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Hannah Eidinow (she/her)


Hannah is a multi-award winning director including five Scotsman Fringe First Awards at the Edinburgh Festival.
br> Her work has toured throughout the UK and internationally, including two new plays at the Brits Off-Broadway Season, 59E59 Theaters, New York. Most recently, Hannah directed Romeo and Juliet (Abrons Arts Center, NYC).

Hannah trained at LAMDA, and subsequently with both Cicely Berry and John Barton when she worked at the Royal Shakespeare Company. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Inga Davis-Rutter

Musical Director

Inga is a musical director, audition pianist and rep/vocal coach. Previously she was an RAF pilot, captaining C130 transport aircraft.

Recent MD credits include Little Women (Mountview), Drowsy Chaperone (LSMT), Cry Baby (The University of Chichester), Starting Here, Starting Now (Waterloo East Theatre), You Won’t Succeed on Broadway If You Don’t Have Any Jews (Tel Aviv, Israel/ The Other Palace).

She is currently Musical Supervisor on the upcoming Kathy and Stella Solve a Murder.

Emily Holt

Movement Director

Movement/choreography credits include: A Christmas Carol-ish (Soho), The Kitchen Sink (Queens Theatre), Jack and the Beanstalk/Dick Whittington (Yvonne Arnold), The Suicide (Story House), The Entertainer (Curve Theatre/UK tour), The Wipers Times/Trial by Laughter (The Watermill/UK tour/Arts Theatre London), The Little Beasts (The Other Palace), Mr Swallow-Houdini/MrSwallow-Dracula! (Soho Theatre/Pleasance), Tolkien (feature film, Fox Searchlight), Let the Right One In, Merrily We Roll Along, Bare, Spring Awakening, Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret (LAMDA) and Mother Clap’s Molly House (Mountview).

Alison Taylor

Set and Costume Designer

Alison trained in Theatre Design at Nottingham Trent University and has worked in theatre and theatre production training ever since.

Her extensive career as a set and costume designer has included work for West Yorkshire Playhouse, Hull Truck Theatre, Perth Theatre, Bolton Octagon, and the role of Head of Design at Colchester Mercury Theatre.

Her work in higher education has included a decade working at East 15 Acting School as Deputy Director of Technical Theatre before joining Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in the role of Head of Design for another 10 years. Alison left Mountview last summer to focus on various creative and freelance projects.

Mark Dymock

Lighting Designer

Credits include: TONY! Tony Blair the Rock Opera (Leicester Square Theatre), Once (first national tour), Clybourne Park (first national tour), Return to the Forbidden Planet (25th Anniversary tour), Don’t Look Now (nominated for Offie Best Lighting Design – Queen’s Theatre), Betty Blue Eyes (first national tour), Ken (Terry Johnson and Hampstead), House and Garden (Watermill Theatre), Michael Morpurgo’s Butterfly Lion (Kenwright), Dell Computers Gala (Buenos Aires), The Full Monty, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Oliver!, (Bermuda City Hall), working with Willy Russell on Educating Rita, Breezeblock Park (Liverpool Playhouse) and Shirley Valentine (Royal Court Liverpool), Farm Boy, The Hired Man, Kissing Sid James (New York E59).


Chris Murray

Sound Designer

Chris is a sound designer of musicals and plays.

His work includes: From Here to Eternity, The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Love Letters, Ruff Tuff Cream Puff Estate Agency, The Great Murder Mystery, The Hired Man, and many more.

As an associate designer, he’s worked on international projects such as Kam Yama Kam and Miranda.

Previously Head of Sound at Theatre Royal Stratford East, Chris holds a degree in Sound, Light, and Live Event Technology from the University of Derby.

Mrs Beeton Says… A Musical Creatives

Mrs Beeton Says... A Musical Creatives

Intimacy Coordinator
Ruth Naylor-Smith

Voice Coach
Anne Whitaker

Assistant Musical Director
Georgia Rawlins**

** MA Musical Direction student

Mrs Beeton Says… A Musical Crew

Mrs Beeton Says... A Musical Crew

Production Managers
Davin Patrick
Cory Duffill

Deputy Production Manager
Laura Mann

Costume Supervisor
Kat Stone

Stage Manager
Tessa Alderton†

Deputy Stage Manager
Ryan Mulgrew†

Rehearsal Assistant Stage Manager
Melanie Oglesby†

Assistant Stage Managers
Jinwen Chen
Deb Waters

Production Electrician
Hayden Camidge†

Production Sound Engineer
Alec Whyborn

Lighting Programmer
Jack Goodwin†

LX 2 & Followspot
Chloe Palmer†

LX 3 & Followspot
Jonathan Wing†

Sound Operator
Phil Michael

Sound 2
Amanda Davis

Sound 3
Clive Bryan

Scenic Construction Manager
Hannah Smith

Scenic Art Manager
Steven Peters

Lead Scenic Artist
Alex Holl‡

Scenic Artists / Prop Makers
Alison Drummond‡
Megan Elliott‡
Leonie Elliott‡

† Theatre Production Arts student
‡ Scenic Art and Prop Making student

Mrs Beeton Says… A Musical Band

Mrs Beeton Says... A Musical Band

Musical Director / Conductor / Keyboard
Inga Davis-Rutter

Assistant Musical Director
Georgia Rawlins**

Julia Hart

Pippa Mason

** MA Musical Direction student