"Funny - I want it again!"

"Did my voice go in the box?"

"That's me! I did this!"

(audience members, pilot tour - Babble 2019)

As part of the Making and Believing scheme, we are delighted Babble will be touring to nurseries and venues across the Take Art, Derby Arts and Surrey Arts regions from May 2022.

Venue dates:

  • Strode Theatre, Street, Somerset 14th May
  • Camberley Theatre, Surrey 18th June
  • Derby Theatre, Derby 24th+25th June

Babble is a new intimate, interactive theatrical experience for Early Years audiences, aged 3-5 years in 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. Children’s voices are powerful. Recorded and edited in real time, they 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!

There are still dates available. If your school, nursery or community centre is interested, please email Stevie:

Every act of communication is an act of translation

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.

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Flibbertigibbet has been exploring different ways to tell stories.

As well as Babble, an Early Years show in collaboration with sound artists, the company is currently developing a cross-generational project with community groups in the Forest of Dean and a storytelling project with the Mobile Library Service.

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