Arnold’s Big Adventure

Gather under the branches for the biggest day in the woodland calendar, Drop Day! Arnold the acorn is about to drop from his tree and begin his amazing adventure in search of somewhere to put down his roots. Join Arnold as his story flies in the wind, wiggles across the land and splashes into the sea… Who will he meet along the way and will he ever find the perfect spot to call home?

Taking place in a special bell tent, Arnold’s Big Adventure features beautiful shadow puppetry, wonderful original music to sing along to and plenty of thrilling surprises along the way…

An intimate, interactive production perfect for a child’s first theatre experience and with plenty for parents to enjoy too.

Suitable for children aged 3 – 10 years and their grown-ups

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Teaser Video

Creative Team

  • Devised by: the Company: Tessa Bide, Adam Fuller, and Nathalie Codsi
  • Performers: Tessa Bide & Megan Vaughan-Thomas/Gwen Scott/Adam Fuller
  • Director: Adam Fuller
  • Composer: Matt Huxley
  • Designer: Marta Gemma
  • Dramaturgical support: Gwen Scott and Laura Mugridge
  • Costumes: Sarah Dicks
  • Tent design & build: James Lewis at Tin Shed Scenery
  • Tent canvas: Tsubi Du
  • Artwork: Lydia Davies
  • Produced by: Tessa Bide Productions


Information for programmers

Arnold’s Big Adventure has finished touring now, please see our current shows to see what we’re currently working on.