Category: Early days

Projects undertaken during the first four years of the company’s existence

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

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
Pictures from Brueghel. Chester. Bob Frith.

1979 Pictures from Brueghel and 1980 The Home-Made Circus

The first two Horse + Bamboo touring shows, which began a 22 year sequence of horse-drawn tours.

/ August 27, 2018
Ellen Strange Parade, Stacksteads 1978

1978 Ellen Strange

This is where it started, with a local story...

/ August 26, 2018
Needles in a Candleflame. Bob Frith

1983 Needles in a Candleflame

A show based loosely on the story 'On Discovery' from Maxine Hong Kingston's novel 'China Men'. It's the story of a shipwrecked sailor, who finds himself washed up on the shore of the Land of Women.

/ August 26, 2018