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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.

1992/3/7 A Strange (& Unexpected) Event!

omeone said to me in passing that all our shows were all very serious. Then they went on to say that they were edgy and sinister. I laughed at the idea; said that it wasn’t strictly true because even the...

/ August 31, 2018

1989 Plaited Path , 1990 The Wish , 1991 The Flood

Four shows that travelled throughout Britain and Ireland as horse-drawn touring began to hit its stride

/ August 30, 2018

Community Events – 1985 Wolviston, 1987 Pilton

During the 1980s we worked on a number of large-scale community residencies, each culminating in a series of events including parades, performances and site-specific artwork

/ August 30, 2018
Crib at Manchester Cathedral

1984 Manchester Cathedral Crib

A specially commissioned crib and dedication ceremony at Manchester Cathedral

/ August 30, 2018

1986 Tales From a Maskshop

A version of Kenneth Patchen's 'Journal of Albion Moonlight'.

/ August 30, 2018

1985 La Dama Azul

A motorised tour of Andalusia

/ August 30, 2018

1984 Seòl

A memorable tour with a specially commissioned show to 9 islands of the Outer Hebrides.

/ August 30, 2018

1982 The Woodcarver Story

A story (and a character) from my childhood were the inspiration for a key show in development of the theatre

/ August 29, 2018

1981 – 2006 Guided Imagery

Immersive and large-scale projects specially created for people with learning differences.

/ August 28, 2018

1978 onwards – Community Fires, Horse-Fairs and Parades

Projects created for and with local communities

/ August 28, 2018

1980 Angel Mummers + Rakuworks

The first motorised tour.

/ August 28, 2018

1981 Little Heads and Leicester Marina

The third year of the company, and a crossroad in its development.

/ August 27, 2018