Babble Resources

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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 www.flibbertigibbettheatre.co.uk and click on Babble Resources.

Babble Tours!

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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

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    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

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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……

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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

Babble Darkroom

Stevie ThompsonBabble, News

    So, tomorrow I have the great fortune to have a week at The Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton, to explore the development of a new show for Early Years: Babble. Supported by the Hopper Consortium, (Surrey Arts, Take Art and China Plate) and The Arts Council, England, we will be spending some of our residency at a local nursery, playing with our … Read More

What’s Happenin’?

Stevie ThompsonBallet Cat, HAH!, News, Productions, Workshops

It has been a while since we posted, but Flibbertigibbet has been busy formalising, planning and devising! Firstly, we are delighted to be part of this: “Hopper is a two-year pilot project that will create opportunities for young children to experience great art and culture in Early Years (EY) settings, such as pre-schools, nurseries, Foundation Stage in schools, libraries, village … Read More

Interactive theatre for children

Stevie ThompsonBabble, HAH!, News

I just read this really interesting article about different models of interactive theatre for children from 2015. I am currently thinking about the Hah! Project and what form the work will take as it develops. I want to ensure the relationship with the audience is developed in a meaningful way. Do click on the youtube links to see some interesting examples … Read More

technology!

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Flibbertigibbet

I am such a Luddite when it comes to technology and everything takes longer than it should. It is a shame, because the possibilities of technology using in creating theatre is amazing! Oh, to be whizzy….. (me, this morning)