What inspires us.
The kind work we like to make.
And a few mentions about awards....
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About the Company

Brave Bold Drama believes drama and theatre are for everyone. We are on a mission to take down the financial and cultural barriers that stop people from experiencing and participating in live performance.

 

We've been on this mission since 2013 and we're still going! Our productions have pleased audiences ranging from 18 months to 80 plus years. We take creative workshops to children's centres, schools, community events and care homes

We like to take our theatre to the people, rather than always waiting for people to come to us. We stage pop-up performances in cafes, bars, and even bread shops. We provide innovative street theatre for community festivals and events. We take our family shows to schools, playing them just after school finishes so families can watch together. We also tour to theatres. 

We make theatre for adults too. Our new writing link will tell you more about this side of us. We've made shows about single parents, the politics of education and gender inequality. 

In a nutshell, we are brave and bold with our drama. Hence the name....

Alf the Highwayman
winner of Best Children's Show, Shaftesbury Fringe 2016
Originally commissioned by Bristol Autism Support, 
Alf the Highwayman toured from April - October 2016 and is currently on its second tour which began in April 2017. It won Best Children's show at the Shaftesbury Fringe 2016.

We compose music for our shows. We sing, play piano, ukulele, flute and also like exploring what we can do with our loop pedal. We write songs that aren't for shows too.

 

We have had music commissioned from us by

Bristol University Centre for Public Engagement 

Sounding City project based at the Architecture Centre in Bristol

 

Sharp Teeth at the Wardrobe Theatre

 

Story Fridays by A Word In Your Ear at Burdall's Yard in Bath

Kilter Theatre for their community project Unsung

and for new writing by playwright Gillian Sweetbartley.

Brave Bold Drama are Bristol Life Awards 2017 

Arts Winners and Education Finalists. The judges said:

“Brave Bold Drama connects with its audience and has a great outreach. Doing something positive with teenagers, a very impressive organisation.”

All our work for families upholds the Family Arts Standards.
We were part of the Family Arts Festival 2016, staging performances of our award-winning devised family show Alf the Highwayman in primary schools across Bristol. 

We have gathered our favourite original songs together in a collection called

"Songs of Dry Wit and Wet Reverb"

which are being performed as part of the Southbank Bristol Arts Trail on Sun 14th May at Margot May Tearooms on North Street, Bedminster and at the Shaftesbury Fringe in June.