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 been touring since 2013 and is currently doing its swan-song tour this Spring. It has toured to theatres and festivals including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015 and has received some rather lovely reviews.

My unusual¬†and intimate two-hander Arnold’s Big Adventure, is set in a custom-build tent and is perfect for festivals and schools, as well as theatres. It is also touring throughout 2016, following successful tours in 2014 and 15.

Last year 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 of this year.

I am also a children’s author and I have recently 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.

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


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