We knew we wanted a monster, we knew this was going to be a homage to B-Movies. We had enjoyed creating the Serial Adventure Matinee world of Voyage to the Centre of the Earth and increasingly films were inspiring us more than anything else. So turning our attention to B-Movies and even Roger Corman-esque works was a no-brainer. But we couldn't settle on the monster, we went through several ideas, including a Wi-fi monster, how rubbish would that have been? Then Ben suggested a Poo Monster. It landed straight away and within one afternoon we had the structure, plot and most of the characters down. I think this is the quickest we have ever written. We wanted it to be wittier than the title suggested and also subvert the genre cliches whilst still recognising the great works of the sub-genre. We created a world and populated it with characters that could all be found in different movies of this type. All of this was done with a knowing nod and wink.
The show quickly became a favourite and enjoyed three runs including at, the then newly re-opened, Derby Theatre before going to Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2013, where it got great reviews. The Poo Monster even made it onto the cover of USA Today newspaper! The show itself had the hallmarks of a Lost Boys production, home-made set, props, costume, original theme song, but gone was the projection and fancy tech, in came two shopping trolleys that would double up as a car, caravan, and wig storage. This show more than any other followed us everywhere, for a while we were often referred to as the Poo Monster boys. After 2 more runs, we finally laid it to rest despite talks of a sequel and even a musical...a poosical if you will.