We are Tessa Bide Productions
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.
Normally, 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. Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, we have moved a lot of our programme online and created a whole host of free digital content for you to explore, from bedtime stories to interviews with theatre professionals. We have our archive of online content on our What’s On(line ) page.
Thanks to a successful crowdfunding campaign, we have recently made a brand new, online, interactive audio adventure called The Anarchist’s Mobile Library. It’s an adaptation of a popular live show we created last year and were due to tour extensively this year. With this new digital version, families are able to journey on adventures to far flung places from wherever they choose, immersing themselves in a detailed sound design created by Chris Menes. It is currently touring to theatres all over the UK, find out the dates here. We have also received a commission from The Library Presents to create a D/deaf accessible, BSL version of this project, which will premiere at the end of November.
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