We are Tessa Bide Productions, a theatre company based in Bristol, UK. We create theatre for children which unites families, offering an engaging and stimulating theatrical experience for both adults and children. You might meet us in a traditional theatre setting or in the middle of a field. We aim to inspire communities who may not have access to theatre with topical stories, a bold physical language and a few puppets along the way. TBP put children at the heart of our work, from devising through to presentation. We encourage creativity, inclusive play and a sense of adventure.

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.

Our brand new immersive, site specific show for 2019 is The Anarchist’s Mobile Library. The Anarchist’s Mobile Library exists to empower children to be masters of their own destinies, to be inspired by literature and to change the stories they see unfolding around them, and takes place in a retro-pop-up caravan called Sydney. Sydney is rocking up to festivals, car parks, theatres, schools and fêtes from July. More info here.

Company Director Tessa Bide is also a children’s author and has 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.
Thank you for the perusal.


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