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A Recipe for Disaster

Fifteen desperate people. One bonkers idea to get rich quick.

When residents of Beaver’s Bottom discover that the recipe for the elixir of life was misplaced somewhere in their local museum, they take jobs there each hoping they’ll be the first to find it, sell it, and become a millionaire.

A Recipe for Disaster is a fantasy mystery heist with shock twists and slapstick comedy.

An original play brought to you by Coventry’s EGO Arts, a professional cast of actors, and a community ensemble of 14 to 25 year olds with learning disabilities and/or autism.

Tickets for this show are Pay What You Can. You choose how much to pay. We recommend £10 per ticket. If you can’t afford this much, type in a lower amount at the checkout. If you can afford more, we’d appreciate your support. It’s completely up to you.

Suitable for all ages. Produced by EGO Arts. Funded by Arts Council England and Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. Poster artwork by Emma Ranić.

Additional Information

ABOUT THE SHOW A Recipe For Disaster is devised and performed by our Alter EGO ensemble. They began the devising process almost a year ago through weekly improvisation sessions with our facilitators and have been rehearsing the show for the last few months. The show is joyous and uplifting, packed with tons of ideas and a host of eccentric characters. You’ll be on the edge of your seat one minute and want to dance the next. If you like what you see and would like to have a go yourself, why not join EGO? We’re always on the lookout for new members. EGO offers a range of weekly sessions in performance, production arts and music. We cater to all ages and abilities. There’s something for everyone. Email to book a taster session. GOOD TO KNOW Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. The runtime is approximately 35 minutes. The bar will be open for drinks and snacks. Suitable for all ages. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult 18+. GETTING THERE EGO Arts Venue is on Silver St / Cook St in Coventry City Centre, behind Coventry Transport Museum. PARKING Bishop Street car park is a two-minute walk from the venue. Blue badge parking is free. ACCESS INFORMATION We aim to provide British Sign Language (BSL) interpretation and Audio Description where requested. Please request this in advance by emailing The venue is wheelchair accessible. The show will take place on the ground floor. Free Blue Badge parking is available at Bishop St car park. An accessible toilet is available on the ground floor. Assistance dogs for disabled people are welcome. Please email for further information. WHAT IS EGO? EGO is a Coventry-based arts company specialising in theatre, music and production arts. We empower people of all ages and abilities to unleash their creative energies and talents. We're always on the lookout for new members. Get in touch if you'd like to join us: