Milk Teeth

Like penguins and icebergs, like Batman and Robin, like you and your best friend, they belong together.

Come on down and let your ears be hum-dinged with hilarious haikus, your imaginations be inced and winced by stunning storytelling and your heart be fizz-whizzed by our fine hosts!

Hosted by Malaika Kegode and Stephanie Kempson, with storytelling from Katie Storer, poetry from Roisin Crowley Linton, theatre from Sharp Teeth and more TBA…

All for PAY WHAT YOU DECIDE! (Though £3-4 per person is our usual guide!) No need to pre-book!

50mins-1 hour

Nutty Noah

Come along, take a seat, get ready and go nuts with Nutty Noah at this fabulously funny, musical and magical entertainment show. Bringing his own brand of side-splitting nuttiness to The Wardrobe Theatre, Nutty Noah’s award-winning show includes cheeky original songs, crazy juggling and amazing magic. If you ask him nicely, he will even balance a ping pong ball on the end of his nose! Nutty Noah mixes music with humour and plays some very unusual instruments, one of which he invented himself. Nutty Noah is one of the most in-demand family entertainers in the country, which has won him the title king of all things silly!

Grab a seat, hold on tight and have as much fun as your kids. As seen on CBBC’s The Slammer and Britain’s Got Talent, Noah is loved and revered by family audiences for his explosive mix of magic, music and madness!

“The King of all things silly.”
Ben Elton, aged 57

“Kinda good I guess.”
Lara, aged 8

“After seeing Noah, my kids stopped being screen addicts and now play outside all day.”
Kate, aged 39

Fireside Tales with Granddad

Cuddle up around the campfire as Granddad recalls a daring escape from a hungry shark. Tuck into a marshmallow or two as he attempts to make a new set of underpants for a giant. And watch as the shadows between the trees unravel a tale of greedy goblins, grumpy trolls, sneaky princes and a very unusual princess.

“Fantastic interaction with the audience, quizzing the children with brilliant conversation throughout. All audience left with a smile asking when Granddad would be back.”
The Pound, Corsham

“We came to see your production today and were blown away by it!”
Audience member

“I went to see the show with my son and we were totally entertained. Granddad’s movements, words, voice were exquisitely done, thank you for putting the show on!”
Audience member

“Wonderful puppets, props and staging combined with an enthusiastic audience to make a delightful family show.”
Animations Online

(2pm only on Saturday 10th)

Adventure Bureau

Come on a rollercoaster journey of storytelling with Katie Storer and Simon Panrucker, as they bring you a totally improvised story complete with an improvised soundtrack and songs. The audience decides what elements go into its bursting melting pot, but who knows what will come out!?

“We’ve not laughed so much in ages!”
Audience Reaction

“We all loved it! It was so refreshing to take the children to something that was so fun and engaging.”
Audience Reaction

“Adventure Bureau will go very far!”
Hull Children’s Literature Festival

Katie Storer is a performer, writer, facilitator, and director. She performs regularly as a clown, fool and storyteller. Her stories take the audience on bizarre and magical journeys using ludicrous physicality and rambunctious characters to end up in places that no-one would ever have expected! When she’s not spinning ridiculous yarns, she is found in the rehearsal room with young people leading workshops and creating shows for companies such as the Bristol Old Vic and Travelling Light Theatre Company.

Simon Panrucker is a comedian, musician and filmmaker. For the past four years, Simon has worked as a composer writing music and songs for Cartoon Network’s hit show Clarence as well as for other shorts produced by Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, and Titmouse Inc. In his personal work, he performs high-octane comedy shows fusing original music, improvisation, physical theatre and tongue in cheek fun for everyone. Simon has previously been commissioned to write music for BBC Radio 4’s Word of Mouth and Channel 4’s Mashed.

Photos by Jerome Whittingham

The Snow Baby

Deep in the remote snowy forest an icy wind blows and snowflakes fall from the sky. Doris and her Bear Man live on the hill, alone but happy. Wrapped up in a snowy smother, they are in love. But when the snowstorm comes, Doris’ Bear Man disappears! How will Doris survive by herself in a forest plagued with nothing but bad weather and a cloud of hungry crows?

Soap Soup Theatre present The Snow Baby, a magical children’s theatre show with beautiful puppetry, imaginative storytelling and music that will give you goosebumps – a gentle show exploring family, love and loss, with lots of music, confetti and funny bits for the whole family to enjoy!

“A tender and enchanting children’s story, featuring a host of loveable characters.”
The Reviews Hub

“A very enjoyable and well-executed piece of theatre that charmed us all.”
Weston Super Mum on The Owl & The Pussycat’s Treasury of Nonsense

Suitable for ages 3-8 and their families

Performances at 11am only on 16th, 17th and 27th, 28th, 29th and 30th December
No 2pm on 23rd December
No shows on 18th, 25th, 26th December

Noisy Holiday

The Noisy Animals are looking forward to their dream holidays and have some brilliant ideas about where in the world they want to go. Kid Carpet just wants them all to be together but will he be able to keep everyone happy when he can’t even get them in the car?

This lively show contains a mix of live music, theatre, comedy, puppetry and animation. Hot new tracks from Kid Carpet include; ‘Rollercoaster’, ‘Swimming With The Fishes’ and ‘Get In The Car’.

A ridiculous and funny story of going on your holidays with silliness and mischief for the whole family. Expect flying tents, diving bears, massive carrots and Ibiza anthems.

Ed Patrick (aka Kid Carpet), is a Bristol-based maker of nonsense music and rock’n’roll theatre shows. Noisy Holiday is the fourth instalment of the Noisy Animals adventure, they’ve had a dance contest, they’ve been to space, they’ve caused bedlam in Bethlehem now it’s time for a nice relaxing holiday…

“Anarchy, irreverence and belly laughs for adults and children alike.”
Theatre Bristol

“The Mighty Boosh for kids!”
Strike A Light Festival

“If you’ve got kids you must take them to see Kid Carpet, if you haven’t got kids borrow some and go anyway.”
Older Than Evil

No shows 28th March

The Time Seekers

Have you ever dreamt of seeing a dinosaur?
Meeting a Roman or an Ancient Egyptian?
Sharing tea time with a robot from the future?
Join The Wardrobe Ensemble and The Wardrobe Theatre for a thrilling journey through time where you take the steering wheel!

Following on from the stellar success of The Star Seekers, comes a new mission, The Time Seekers – an inspiring, warm and audience driven children’s show that journeys through history, exploring the people and places of our past and future with songs, humour and lots of audience interaction. Alph, Betty and Gammo need Bristol’s Time Seekers to help us complete our latest mission and help answer one of the greatest questions of all time – what is a Diplodocus’s favourite bedtime story?


“Honestly one of the best pieces of family theatre I’ve ever seen! I laughed so hard it hurt and the kids were utterly engaged throughout. The way the cast incorporated the kids’ ideas into the show was inspired and an utter delight to behold. It takes some doing to create a family show of such quality, imagination and constant laugh out loudness.”
Audience Feedback

“Appeals to a child’s wide-eyed wonder and hunger for exploration… It’s silly, sparkling stuff.”
★★★★ The Stage on The Star Seekers

“We danced, we shouted, we sang, we laughed, we pelted the stage with newspaper… A stellar example of everything that is good about family theatre.”
Weston-Super-Mum on The Star Seekers

“A uniquely collaborative adventure in which many of the story’s twists and turns are supplied by the audience members and improvised, with impressive creativity and quicksilver pace… get pulled into the irresistible gravitational field of this beautifully wide-eyed, enthusiastic and good-humoured show.”
Bristol 24/7 on The Star Seekers

An original co-production between The Wardrobe Ensemble and The Wardrobe Theatre, written and devised by the company
Director – Helena Middleton
Cast – Jesse Meadows, Helena Middleton, Ben Vardy
Music Director – Jack Drewry
Designer – Nicola Holter
Assistant Director – Matthew Whittle
Kindly supported by the Arnolfini

11am only on Thursday 5th April

Nick Cope

Nick Cope is a professional singer and songwriter and has over 20 years of experience in music, including international success as lead singer and songwriter with The Candyskins in the 1990s. He now writes and records music for children and has established a fanatical army of little people and their parents, from all over the world.

His five CD’s of original songs for children have become a must have for thousands of young families. Nick performs all over the UK at all the major art and music festivals including Edinburgh Fringe and Book Festival, Hay and Cheltenham literary festival and hundreds of theatre and arts centres.

“Funny, profound, educational, our children have talked about everything from gravity to grieving thanks to Nick Cope’s songs. Our family’s favourite singer/songwriter.”
Lucy Porter

“A brilliant show.”
★★★★★ Edinburgh Reporter

“Even the shyest of kids will warm to his unpretentious style.”
★★★★ Fest Magazine

The Star Seekers

Have you ever dreamt of flying to the moon?
Meeting an alien?
Becoming an astronaut?
Join star seekers Alph, Betty and Gammo on a journey through space where you take the steering wheel.

Inspired by our childhood wonder of the universe, The Wardrobe Ensemble and The Wardrobe Theatre have created a unique theatrical experience for children. The Star Seekers is an interactive show that explores the limitless majesty of galaxies, the solar system, shooting stars and planets through songs, silliness and anti-gravity antics. We need Bristol’s Star Seekers to help us complete our mission and answer one of the greatest unanswered questions of the universe: What do astronauts really have in their packed lunch boxes?!

After the success of previous family shows Eliza & The Wild Swans and Edgar & The Land Of Lost, as well as international hit productions Riot, 33, 1972: The Future of Sex and Eloise & The Curse of The Golden Whisk, The Wardrobe Ensemble return with their popular show for young audiences, in collaboration with The Wardrobe Theatre.

“We danced, we shouted, we sang, we laughed, we pelted the stage with newspaper asteroids… A stellar example of everything that is good about family theatre.”
Weston-Super-Mum

“A uniquely collaborative adventure in which many of the story’s twists and turns are supplied by the audience members and improvised, with impressive creativity and quicksilver pace… get pulled into the irresistible gravitational field of this beautifully wide-eyed, enthusiastic and good-humoured show.”
Bristol 24/7

An original co-production between The Wardrobe Ensemble and The Wardrobe Theatre, written and devised by the company
Director – Helena Middleton
Cast – Jack Drewry, Jesse Meadows, Ben Vardy
Music Director – Jack Drewry
Designer – Nicola Holter
Additional Creative Contribution – Andy Kelly, Matthew Whittle

Mistletoes & Whiney Countdown To Christmas

‘Christmas is a time for daring!’

Mistletoes and Whiney are two of Christmas’ unseen helpers, making the magic happen to ensure everything is ready for the BIG DAY! Mistletoes loves December more than anything, but this year his cantankerous chum, Whiney, is fixed on making Christmas different… REALLY different!! But just how far will Whiney dare to go to spice up her Christmas? And how long can Mistletoes play along before he is faced with the prospect of having to save Christmas Day itself?!

After the mesmerizing Much Ado About Puffin, Open Attic Company are delighted to present a stunning new family show this Christmas. Mistletoes & Whiney Countdown To Christmas is a co-production with The Wardrobe Theatre, their latest family show after the phenomenally popular The Star Seekers (a co-production with The Wardrobe Ensemble). Together they will make this a Christmas to remember…!

“Funny, festive and lots of fun.”
Weston-Super-Mum

An original production, written and devised by the company
Co-Directors
– Adam Fuller & Matthew Whittle
Cast – Adam Blake, Katie Storer, Adam Fuller
Music Director – Sarah Moody
Set Design – Dean Sudron
Costumer Design – Debbie Hard
Co-Producers – Dean Sudron & Matthew Whittle
Puppet Maker – Emma Powell
Trailer & Photos – Adam Laity