Category: Horse-drawn

From 1979 until 2000 Horse + Bamboo undertook a horse-drawn theatre tour during the summer months

1987/8 AnRoth/The Wheel

rom the late 1980s the tours settled into a seasonal cycle, with a new production hitting the road in late June or July and then a tour with horses until September. Sometimes we set out from our base, which since...

/ March 3, 2019

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

/ August 31, 2018

1994-6 Visions of Hildegard

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

/ August 31, 2018

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.

/ August 31, 2018

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

1986 Tales From a Maskshop

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

/ 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
Bob Frith - horse-drawn in Caithness

1979 – 2000 Horse-drawn touring

Why horse-drawn? The story of horse-drawn touring theatre at Horse + Bamboo.

/ 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
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