stevie headshot 4Stevie Thompson (Director)    

Stevie trained in dance at the Laban Centre, before gaining a first class degree in Performing Arts from The University of Northumbria. She then trained in Commedia Dell’Arte with the Maestro Antonio Fava in Reggio Emilia, Italy. Performance work includes:  The Rude Mechanical Theatre Company, Bristol Old Vic, Dreadnought SouthWest, Wildworks, Travelling Light, Platform 4 and Kaos Theatre. As puppeteer; Charlie and Lola’s Bestest Best Play for Polka Theatre and Watershed at the Sydney Opera House and Genesis for CTC Theatre.  Other projects include with Limbik, Shanty Theatre, Angel Exit, Kenny Wax, Action Transport and Jane Eyre for Bristol Old Vic / National Theatre . She has directed a number of shows, including Mickey and The Emperor (North East tour), The Lighthouse Keeper’s Cat for The Rude Mechanical Theatre Co and Jack and The Beanstalk for Theatr Button, as well as project lead and director for all of Flibbertigibbet’s work. An experienced facilitator, Stevie regularly runs workshops in physical theatre, mask, commedia dell’arte and devising for groups of all ages – from colleges to nurseries.

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Flibbertigibbet collaborates with teams of outstanding creators and performers for each project. All of whom bring their individual artistry, skills and creativity to the work.

The Farmer and The Clown 2024

James Gow (Composer / Musician)  

James is a multi-instrumentalist, educator and composer with a BA in Music from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He has spent much of the last decade as a theatre musician performing with the likes of Kneehigh, Wise Children and Sally Cookson. He plays with several bands including: JOW, Eleven Magpies, and Dau and is a core member and cello soloist in Olivier nominated composer, Benji Bower’s, Terra Coda Collective.                   

Martin Bonger (Farmer) 

Martin is a Bristol based theatre maker, whose work includes The Collision of Things, Fat Man, Messenger and This Crossing. He is a collaborator with Simon Day and together they made Keepers, There Shall Be Fireworks & Engine Break. He regularly creates work with companies green Ginger, Pins and Needles, NIE & Complicite. Radio includes vampire drama, English Rose.

Clementina Allende Iriarte (Clown)   

Clementina is a London-based actress and East 15 Acting School graduate. Most notably appearing as ‘Sami’ in CBBC’s Princess Mirror-Belle, Clementina is also an experienced theatre actress and has appeared in Ten Days, Ploutos, The Saving of Santa and others including her own piece, Clementina from Argentina. She is a hearing aid user and speaks 3 languages..

Rachel Bell (Stage Manager)  

Rachel trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, graduating in 2019. She has worked locally at Bristol Old Vic and the Tobacco Factory, as well as further afield at Edinburgh Fringe, The Grange Festival and Theatre Royal   Bury St Edmunds.

Katie Sykes (Designer)

Katie designs for scripted and devised productions, community shows, and National/International projects, including for The Globe and National Theatres. Most recent shows include Oliver Twist at Tobacco Factory this Christmas, Wonder Boy at Bristol Old Vic. For Theatre Ad Infinitum, Last Rites, If You Fall and Beautiful Evil Thing.  Other shows include award-winning A Monster Calls, Hetty Feather, Cinderella and Peter Pan (NT), dance show Boing !

Ruby De Ville Morel (Movement Director)    

Ruby is a choreographer, performer and movement director. She trained at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Recent projects: assistant director for A Beleza do Grotesco with John Mowat, and performer / choreographer of I Can’t Take My Body Off with Chewed Pink. She is co- founder of both Chewed Pink and Grounding Project collectives. Ruby worked with us on The Farmer and The Clown R&D in 2022.

Pete Judge WarsawPete Judge (Music Consultant)

 Pete is a musician and composer, based in Bristol UK. He plays trumpet with Get The Blessing (BBC Jazz Award winners 2008), and is multi-instrumentalist with acoustic trio Three Cane Whale, and also plays with ambient-jazz duo Eyebrow and Jow. Tours and session work include: This Is The Kit, Sam Lee’s Singing with Nightingales,Noel Gallagher (on BBC’s Later…with Jools Holland), Jim Moray, John Parish, Marc Gauvin, Papa Noel & Asere and This Is The Kit. He can be heard on films including Nic Roeg’s Sound On Film, Austin Chick’s XX/XY, and Aardman’s The Pirates!, a Performed with Kneehigh Theatre Company in three shows (Cymbeline, A Matter Of Life & Death, and Brief Encounter).  Composer/MD for Travelling Light Theatre Company (Shadow Play, Home, and How Cold My Toes) and for Tobacco Factory Theatre’s The Adventures of Pinocchio.

Profile photo of Gemma BrooksGemma Brooks (Production Manager)  

Gemma has worked nationally and internationally, including regularly running events for Slapstick Festival, Womad and Mayfest. She has worked for Bristol Old Vic, Tobacco Factory as well Theatre Royal, Bath, where she has managed the transfers of shows to London and beyond. She is a stalwart on the Chipping Norton pantomimes

Edmund McKay (Lighting Designer)


Becky Barry (Visual Language Consultant)   

Becky Barry is a theatre maker and BSL/English interpreter (Becky Allen RSLI). She regularly collaborates with ZooCo, Derby Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe and The RSC. Her work is multi-disciplinary, and she is a passionate advocate for access provision, representation and liberation – onstage and off.

Profile photo of Lynn Stewart-Taylor Lynn Stewart-Taylor (BSL/Access Consultant)

Lynn is an Actor, British Sign Language (BSL) consultant, contributing her expertise to productions in both the theatre and social care sectors. Her passion lies in enhancing accessibility for all individuals. Lynn recently co-directed a play titled “All Hands!” that showcased integrated British Sign Language, visual storytelling, and live music, reflecting her commitment to inclusive and engaging experiences within the performing arts.

Marc Parrett (Puppet Maker/Puppetry Consultant)    

Marc is artistic director of Object Project and is a puppetry director, performer and maker, performing nationally and internationally. He has created puppets and directed puppetry for Aardman Animations, BBC3, Leeds Playhouse, Green Ginger, Egg Theatre Bath, Theatre by the Lake Keswick, Bird in the Hand, Bristol Old Vic, Sally Cookson and Kenny Wax Family Entertainment. .He is lead tutor at the Northern School of Puppetry, lecturing in puppet design, puppet manipulation and object theatre.

Jenny Reeves (Costume Maker)

Mawford Arts (Set build and Scenic Painters)

Sarah Tranter – Blindspot Studio (Hat Maker)

Justin Palmer (Producer)

Hannah Broadway (Poster Design)

Adam Laity (Film Maker)

Paul Blakemore (Rehearsal Photos)

Edward J Felton (Production Photos)


Collaborators for The Farmer and The Clown R&D 2022:



Jim Bell (Facilitator and Community Project Manager, Wyldwood Arts)

Rose Sales (Care Home Creative Facilitator)

Felix Hayes (Performer)

Louise Catherwood (Performer)

James Gow (Musician) 


Collaborators for Story Thread 2023:

Carl Davies (Designer and Facilitator) 

Joanna Holden (Facilitator)

Laura Lindow (Consultant)


Collaborators for Babble 2022: 

Nick Janaway (Sound Artist)

Kim Heron (Performer)

Alex Wollacott (Performer)

Steve Symons (Sound Artist)

Ruby Brown (Designer)

Babble 2018

Katie Sykes (Designer)

Lisa Jones (Designer)

Mike Akers (Dramaturge)

Gwendolyn Scott (Performer) 

Chris Menes (Sound)


Collaborators for adaptation of Ballet Cat by Fiona Ross:

Ella Mesma (Dancer / Choreographer)

Wilkie Branson (Choreography)

Sam Amos (Dancer)

Natasha Gooden (Dancer)

Dan Canham (Dancer)

Bronya Deutsch (Performer)

James Gow (Performer / Musician)

Matt Mulligan (Performer)

Tom Power (Performer)

Lucy Tuck (Performer)