Production shots of The Farmer and The Clown by Edward J Felton
To view our trailer by Adam Laity: https://vimeo.com/909066666
The Farmer and the Clown Touring 2024
An old hard-working farmer lives alone. One day, a baby clown accidentally bounces off a passing circus train and is left in the middle of nowhere, separated from family and friends. A little reluctantly at first, the farmer takes the clown in. As time passes, they discover that by being with each other, they find something new in themselves.
Flibbertigibbet Theatre has adapted this charming picture book into a new wordless play for all ages. The Farmer and The Clown is a story of unexpected friendship told through physical comedy, dance and performed with an original live soundtrack by JOW.
“Great entertainment for 0-100 years. Makes you laugh and tugs at the heartstrings.” (audience member -The Farmer and The Clown 2022)
To view our trailer: https://vimeo.com/909066666
"What Flibbertigibbet have created is a beautiful, simple, and charming piece of theatre, suitable for all." ( Bristol 24/7 ).To read full review: bit.ly/3OO3ULQ
“Joyful, tender and triumphant, without a word spoken, this is storytelling at its finest”. (Book review- The Washington Post - The Farmer and The Clown)
Tour Dates 2024
14th - 17th Feb Weston Studio, Bristol Old Vic Theatre, Bristol
(3pm & 6pm on 14th, then 11am & 3pm daily)
Grinning with your Granny! workshop at 1pm on 17th Feb
Box Office: 0117 987 7877 bit.ly/48CpHxa
23rd Feb Bridport Arts Centre, South Street, Bridport, Dorset
Craft activity available before show
5pm Box Office: 01308 424204 bit.ly/48Itycd
24th Feb Yate Library, Yate, Bristol, BS37
11am & 2pm bit.ly/3SK83CG
25th Feb Proteus Theatre, Proteus Creation Space, Basingstoke, RG21 3DH
2pm & 5pm Box Office: bit.ly/3NRsKtC
28th Feb Normanton Library, Almond Street, Derby, DE23 6LX
5pm Box Office: bit.ly/3HVxP0r
29th Feb Haywood Village Academy, Whitney Crescent, Weston Super Mare
After school performance - time 5.30pm bit.ly/3uz1PfJ
2nd March Cheltenham Everyman Studio
11.30am & 2pm Box Office: 01242 572573 bit.ly/41OlsN1
3rd March Story Museum, Pembroke Street, Oxford
11am & 2pm Box Office: 01865 790050 bit.ly/4aMiFIb
5th March West Dean Centre, Bream, Forest of Dean
8th-10th March Egg Theatre, Theatre Royal Bath
(7pm on 8th March, then 11.30am & 3pm on 9th & 10th)
Box Office: 01225 448844 bit.ly/41KCnA7
13th March Barnfield Theatre, Exeter
3pm & 6pm Box Office: 01392 72 6363 bit.ly/3HaiRDI
16th- 17th March Front Room, Weston Super Mare
Craft activity available after show
11am & 2pm Box Office: bit.ly/3H7FFDT
20th March Main Place, Coleford, Wyldwood Arts Festival, Forest Of Dean
21st March Wesley Church, Cinderford, Wyldwood Arts Festival, Forest of Dean
For Take Art Website: bit.ly/3wbqAiC
22nd March Axbridge School, Take Art, Somerset
6pm Box Office: bit.ly/3uvPiJQ
23rd March Radstock,Take Art, Somerset
4pm Box Office: bit.ly/42ByUUJ
24th March Hatch Beauchamp Village Hall
3pm Box Office: bit.ly/3U0M2R9
Last year, we took Babble to nurseries and venues across the Take Art, Derby Arts and Surrey Arts regions. This year, we will are excited to visit:
Tiny Ideas Festival, Oxford, 30th Sept
Pound Arts, Corsham, 23rd Oct
Babble - A Play With Sound for Early Years audiences, aged 3-5 years is a collaboration between sound artists and theatre makers. Babble is a playful, surreal gentle and intriguing show with collaboration at it's heart.
Listen….gurgles, burble, growls, crackles and crunches – which sounds do you like? Mik and Kin are Sound Collectors. But sounds don’t behave; storms rage in their cages, naughty chuckles slip through the cracks and cause chaos- they need help! Come on a sound adventure. Help soothe the troubled storm with a lullaby or lure the giggle back to its home. Recorded and edited in real time, help transform the soundscape through the creation of a new piece of music. Each audience member will also receive a link to download their music to continue conversations and keep our world filled with sound of children’s voices!
If your venue, school, nursery or community centre is interested, please email Stevie: firstname.lastname@example.org
"Funny - I want it again!"
"all the children were captivated..."
"Carefully considered, exciting and inclusive"
"That's me! I did this!"
Flibbertigibbet is a theatre company that creates new and varied work for children and their families.
Formed by actor and theatre maker Stevie Thompson the shows focus on exciting collaborations with artists across all artforms.
Flibbertigibbet has been exploring different ways to tell stories.
The company is currently developing The Farmer and The Clown, a new physical theatre show based on the wordless picture book by Marla Frazee, touring 2024.