Seasons Greetings, looking back and looking forward

Stevie ThompsonNews

It’s that time of year where we are taking stock and busily planning for exciting things ahead.         This year we piloted a new project – Story Threads, with a wonderful group in Hazelmere Library. We hope that we can extend this warm-hearted, joyful work to more libraries and community centres in the future. To see the work, … Read More

Casting call – The Farmer and The Clown

Stevie ThompsonNews, Productions

Flibbertigibbet Theatre is looking for 2 extraordinary performers with skills in physical theatre, clown, and the ability to tell a story with sensitivity and pathos for their new show The Farmer and The Clown, adapted from the picture book by Marla Frazee and touring from February 2024. Inspired by silent movies, such as Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid, the show plays … Read More

Story Thread taster session

Stevie ThompsonNews

Thank you for a lovely morning with Alive Activities, a wonderful Bristol based charity creating connections in later life. Alive Activities We explored texture, story fragments and a bit of weaving! The results were lovely and we posted them last week.

Babble Resources

Stevie ThompsonNews

Did you know you  can access all of the supporting material that accompanies  our latest show, Babble on our website? This includes the Play Pack to print out, all the songs performed by the actors in the show and examples of games to continue exploring sound creation together at home. Go to and click on Babble Resources.

Babble Tours!

Stevie ThompsonNews

We have just returned home to Bristol from our first leg of our tour, supported by Making and Believing scheme (Derby Arts, Take Arts and Surrey Arts). Spending time in nurseries, watching the faces of the children when they hear their voices played back to them, has been wonderful!       We have continued to develop the show, reflecting on … Read More

Performer callout – R&D

Stevie ThompsonNews, Productions

    Young-playing actor (any gender) for R+D. Inspired by the wordless picture book, The Farmer and The Clown by Marla Frazee and silent movies, we will be exploring a cross-generational friendship and the concept of Home. Without the use of spoken text, we will be developing a visual and physical storytelling language. We are looking for a playful devisor with … Read More

Part-time Producer callout

Stevie ThompsonNews

Flibbertigibbet Theatre is looking for a part-time Producer to help us develop exciting plans for our future. Funding dependent, we are looking for someone to help us for 2 days a week over 10 weeks, working closely with Artistic Director, Stevie Thompson to strategize, help fundraise and create new partnerships, to develop a stronger and more sustainable company moving forward.  … Read More

Hello – long time no……

Stevie ThompsonNews

Hello, Stevie here. This year has been strange and the company has needed to be quiet for a bit. Whilst schools and theatres are closed and spending so much time at home, I have been thinking about other creative ways to connect to others. Since lockdown, our street has come together in wonderful ways, events, rainbow trails, Easter Egg hunts, collecting shopping … Read More

Babble – a new show celebrating the voice!

Stevie ThompsonBabble, News, Productions, Workshops

  Babble is a new intimate, interactive theatrical experience for Early Years audiences, aged 3-5 years. Responding to issues surrounding children’s language development and creating exciting theatre for children, Babble puts the voice of the child centre stage. A collaboration of a team of amazing sound artists and theatre makers, the show is a playful live experience. Babble values and … Read More