Welcome to CAFE MISSING’S non-stop exotic cabaret.

Unmissable! Book a table. Pull up a chair.

Feast your senses on a delicious menu of live music, spoken word, digital and debate...

Fittings Multimedia Arts and First Take have been working with groups of young people from all over the country on what's missing in their lives, society, families and friends. Now all can be revealed.

Come and enjoy a fabulous evening of food, fun, frolics, fantasy and some hard thoughts about what makes us all tick.

All in glorious Reality Vision


CAFE MISSING is the performance event that was been created from all the work and ideas generated from our workshops over the last year and a half.

The show toured back to each of the groups we've worked with in venues in their towns and cities.

2016 tour dates

Saturday 19th March & Sunday 20th March 

Bluecoat Liverpool L1 3BX


Wednesday 23rd March

Henshaws College, Harrogate (as part of the Knaresborough Schools group)


Wednesday 13th April

Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton


Saturday 30th April

Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester LE1 7HA


Thursday 5th May & Friday 6th May

Nottingham Playhouse NG1 5AF

They said...

"It is so empowering to see and hear the voices of the marginalised being given centre stage, especially when that stage shows deep creativity, energy, fluidity and a poetry that, I believe rivals any current piece of theatre out there... I also loved what the young people had to say, they talked of the need for connection, friendship, understanding and compassion. There is wisdom here. It is a wisdom that the leaders of this world painfully lack." - an audience member, via email.


Openess to the core - inspired – Thank you for the priviledge” - an audience member, via table napkin.


Thank you! Wow. The truth is powerful, Café Missing was so honest, funny, moving and Innovative. Please keep doing this” - an audience member, via table napkin.

cast and creative team


David 'Stickman' Higgins


Bella and the Bear (Lauren Gilmour and Stuart Ramage)

Jacob Casselden


Director / Writer - Garry Robson

Film and Video Artist - Jane Farley (First Take)

Lighting and Projection Designer - Joe Stathers

Stage and Costume Designer - Anna Pilcher Dunn

Production Manager - Fiona Hilton

Stage Managers - Jordan Barnes & Sam Cheadle

Producer - Adrian Turrell-Watts

PA to the Director - Owen Lee Jones


Click on the images below to scroll through what our audiences have left on our tablecloths...