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, 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 2017.

My new show, A Strange New Space, is currently under development and will be touring from Spring 2017. I am partnering with Circomedia, Trinity and Integrate Bristol to make this non-verbal solo show one to remember.

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.

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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