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Tessa Bide Productions is co-run by Tessa Bide and Alice Massey. Based in Bristol, UK, we create theatre with – and for – children which unites families, offering an engaging and stimulating theatrical experience for both adults and children. You might meet us in a traditional theatre setting or in the middle of a field. We aim to inspire communities who may not have access to theatre with topical stories, a bold physical language and a few puppets along the way. TBP put children at the heart of our work, from devising through to presentation. We encourage creativity, inclusive play and a sense of adventure.
Tessa is also a children's author and is currently working on her first middle grade novel - My Dog Is A Spy.
Our journey started 10 years ago and, to date, we've made 8 Arts Council England-funded productions that have toured everywhere from school halls to The Royal Albert Hall, small Dorset villages to Goa, India. We've managed to stay self-sustaining nearly 100% of the time, using ACE funding and fees from the gigs we do.
Since the covid pandemic, we have created a vast library of online resources on our YouTube channel for families to enjoy for free. This includes a series of 13 interviews with theatre professionals about what their jobs involve and how they got where they are today; a series of bedtime stories; and three online puppetry workshops which are available on eventbrite for a small fee.
If you are a fan of what we do, and want to support us to keep running, we would like to encourage you to consider making a small donation to the company. If you'd like to discuss giving us a larger donation, please drop us an email.
Thank you very much!