The Lost Lending Library, Punchdrunk Enrichment’s immersive family experience set in a magical travelling library made its first visit to the Edinburgh International Festival from 3-27 August 2023.
Calling all young people with great imaginations.
At 314 floors high and with 78 spiral side departments, The Lost Lending Library houses the largest collection of books and stories in the world. Books of all sizes and colours are crammed together on its shelves, stories bursting into life from their covers.
Inside one department is a trainee library guardian weighed down with responsibility. They need your help to learn how to believe in themselves, and appreciate their own unique talents.
In this immersive experience, discover a world of stories. Come on a journey that celebrates the search for knowledge and trying your best.
Suitable for young people aged 6–11 years and their parents or carers.
Punchdrunk Enrichment creates immersive, theatrical experiences that celebrate the power of the imagination. Since 2008 it has opened doors to magical worlds for children in education, family and community settings.Book now
Punchdrunk Enrichment would like to express thanks to the members of The Lost Lending Library Giving Circle and the Maria Björnson Memorial Fund for their invaluable support towards the development of this production.
Gorgeously realised, packed with fun details and magical ideas.– The Stage ★★★★
Writer and DirectorMia Jerome
Creator, Original Writer/Director and Co-DirectorPeter Higgin
Original DesignerKate Rigby
Associate DesignerCasey-Jay Andrews
Sound DesignerStephen Dobbie
Creative DevelopmentAlice Kitty Devlin
Resident DirectorRosalind Sydney
CastSimon Maeder, Hayley Muirhead, Delvene Pitt