Penny Dreadful was set up in 2003 by Mira Dovreni & Philippe Spall. They produce devised physical theatre based on "the famously forgotten" - strange but true histories. Their first show The Bitches Ball toured nationally to great acclaim in 2006/2007 and was a sell-out success. This was followed by the equally successful The Missionary's Position in 2009/2010. Their latest show was Penny Dreadful's Etherdome, a madcap tale about the search for pain relief in 1850's America. It had its world premiere at the Edinburgh Fringe 2011.