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Bob Frith founded Horse + Bamboo Theatre in 1978. He now manages the Dave Pearson Studio and is active in support of Apna Rossendale.

At war, from the Weaver of Grass. Bob Frith, Horse + Bamboo

2011/12 Angus – Weaver of Grass

Two tours of Scotland, focusing on Gaelic speaking communities, with the story of Angus McPhee - the Weaver of Grass.

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Nightingale 2011–2014, Moominland Midwinter 2013/14, Hansel & Gretel 2014-2016

Three family shows directed and overseen by Alison Duddle

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2007 Storm in a Teacup, 2011 Red Riding Hood

Two shows for families in which Alison Duddle took the lead

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2009 Deep Time Cabaret

An experimental and cabaret-type show developed for a small cast

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Sisters, from Veil. Bob Frith, Horse + Bamboo

2008 Veil

An epic story set in the Middle East and London, that explored the hidden history of colonial legacies.

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2000 The Girl Who Cut Flowers, 2002-4 Company of Angels, 2005/6 The Shadow of Trees, 2007-2010 Little Leap Forward

A series of touring shows during a period in which I was working very closely with Alison Duddle.

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1999/2000 Harvest of Ghosts

An outdoor show written with Prof. Sam Ukala from Delta State University in Nigeria, inspired by the events surrounding the death of Ken Sara-Wiwa

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1997/8 The Legend of the Creaking Floorboard

A story of two sisters, Gog and Magog, whose quiet domestic routine is upset by a visit from the Knifegrinder

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1998 The Boo and Beyond the Boundary

In 1998 Horse + Bamboo took ownership of a new workshop, which enabled the company to open its own venue, The Boo.

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1994-6 Visions of Hildegard

A show about Abbess Hildegard of Bingen, and a cautionary tale about cutting rehearsal time.

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1994/5 Dance of White Darkness

The story of the American avant-garde film-maker Maya Deren, and her journey to Haiti in the 1940s to film voudon dance.

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1994/6/7 Westminster Easter Events

In 1994 and 1996 I was invited to direct the Good Friday events at Westminster. A parade from Central Hall via the Cathedral to the Abbey, where we finished with a performance in the Abbey.

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