We are Tessa Bide Productions, a theatre company based in Bristol, UK. We make innovative theatre productions for family audiences that tell original stories – aimed at encouraging a dialogue between the generations.

We tour our productions all over the world as well as leading outreach work to all ages, from early years to degree students and professional practitioners.

Currently, we are touring A Strange New Space internationally until November 2018. This non-verbal solo show won the Primary Times’ Children’s Choice Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017 and has picked up some brilliant reviews along the way. We’ve taken the show everywhere from Grantham to Goa, Hammersmith to Holland, and you can see our upcoming dates here.

We are also touring our newest show Perfect: an adaptation of the illustrated book by Nicola Davies and Cathy Fisher, about a young boy and the birth of his disabled sister. This production was developed in partnership with Omnibus Theatre, Clapham, and disability charity Sibs. We premiered it in April 2018 and you can see our upcoming dates here, but we’re adding more all the time.

The biggest news at the moment is that we are in development of our first ever co-production: a stage adaptation of The Selfish Giant, a short story by Oscar Wilde, with Soap Soup Theatre. The Selfish Giant is premiering with a four-week run at Omnibus Theatre then going on to do an extensive UK tour in Spring 2019. Dates and info here.

Company Director Tessa Bide is also a children’s author and has self-published the book of the company’s acclaimed production, The Tap Dancing Mermaid. On sale on Amazon and in selected shops, the book is available now and Tessa is available for readings and book-signings. Have a look in the shop for more info on stockists.

On this jolly little website you can find information and footage of our work, reviews, workshops we offermerchandise to buy and ways to contact and connect with us.
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