Production shots of The Farmer and The Clown by Edward J Felton

To view our trailer by Adam Laity:


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:

 "What Flibbertigibbet have created is a beautiful, simple, and charming piece of      theatre, suitable for all." ( Bristol 24/7 ).To read full review:

 “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


23rd Feb                    Bridport Arts Centre, South Street, Bridport, Dorset

Craft activity available before show        

 5pm Box Office: 01308 424204


24th Feb                    Yate Library, Yate, Bristol, BS37 

    11am & 2pm


25th Feb                  Proteus Theatre, Proteus Creation Space, Basingstoke, RG21 3DH    

      2pm & 5pm    Box Office:


28th Feb                  Normanton Library,  Almond Street, Derby, DE23 6LX

      Workshop 4pm 

      5pm                  Box Office:


29th Feb    Haywood Village Academy,  Whitney Crescent, Weston Super Mare

   After school performance - time 5.30pm


2nd March                Cheltenham Everyman Studio

      11.30am & 2pm   Box Office: 01242 572573


3rd March                 Story Museum, Pembroke Street, Oxford

    11am & 2pm    Box Office: 01865 790050


5th March                  West Dean Centre, Bream, Forest of Dean 

     3.30 pm           


8th-10th March      Egg Theatre, Theatre Royal Bath

   (7pm on 8th March, then 11.30am & 3pm on 9th & 10th)    

   Box Office: 01225 448844    


13th March                Barnfield Theatre, Exeter

    3pm & 6pm     Box Office: 01392 72 6363


16th- 17th March   Front Room, Weston Super Mare

Craft activity available after show

 11am & 2pm Box Office:



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:

22nd March     Axbridge School, Take Art, Somerset

 6pm      Box Office:

23rd March   Radstock,Take Art, Somerset

  4pm        Box Office:

24th March    Hatch Beauchamp Village Hall

   3pm        Box Office:


Babble  2023

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:

"Funny - I want it again!"

"all the children were captivated..."  

"Carefully considered, exciting and inclusive"

"That's me! I did this!"

2 characters wearing hats hugging

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.

Click here to find out more about Flibbertigibbet

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.  

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