tessa-ukeleleABOUT TESSA

Hello! I am Tessa Bide – theatremaker, writer and performer. I am based in Bristol and I’m happiest when I’m on stage…or by the sea.

I make innovative theatre productions for family audiences that tell original stories, aimed at encouraging a dialogue between the generations. My one-woman production, The Tap Dancing Mermaid, has toured since 2013 and has received some rather lovely reviews. The show has now been passed on to Pigtails Productions for them to tour (under my direction) for the next 3 years.

My unusual and intimate two-hander Arnold’s Big Adventure, was set in a custom-build tent and a true interactive experience. This show toured for three successful years from 2014-2016 before a final goodbye in the summer.

In 2015 I made my third, Arts Council England funded production, The Melody Makers. A magnificant musical, festive extravaganza, this show features 4 actor-musicians, puppetry and A LOT of live music. It will be going back out on tour winter 2018.

My new show, A Strange New Space, is currently touring the UK and picking up some brilliant reviews. This non-verbal solo show has partnered with Circomedia, Trinity and Integrate Bristol and it’s coming to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August this year.

I am also a children’s author and I have self-published my first children’s book, The Tap Dancing Mermaid. On sale on Amazon and in selected shops, the book is available now and I am available for readings and book-signings. Have a look in the shop for more info on stockists.

On this jolly little website you can information and footage of my work, reviews, workshops I offermerchandise to buy and ways to contact and connect with me.
Thank you for the perusal.


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