Beasty Baby
Available For Touring
This show is available for touring. Please contact john_at_symbol_theatre-rites_fullstop_co.uk for bookings and information.
Coming Soon
Ages Created for children aged 3 - 6
Running Time 50 minutes
Venue Touring
Dates December 2016 - January 2019
a puppet of a child in a onesie is holding a wooden spoon and looking out to the audience
Robert Workman
"a genuinely shared experience for the whole family"
★★★★
- The Guardian

About the Show

One of Lyn Gardner's top 10 theatre shows of 2015 

Beasty Baby is returning for some winter fun and this year he's spending Christmas in Bristol, at the Tobacco Factory.  

Come and join us from 6th December 2018 to 6th January 2019.

Deep in the forest, in a wintry land, lives a gorgeously grizzly Beasty Baby. Mayhem and laughter await around every corner as three people embark on a wild adventure to bring up this very mischievous and totally loveable child.

Using an inspired mix of puppetry and live music, Theatre-Rites creates a funny and magical shared experience for the whole family, to warm up those cold winter days.

Beasty Baby was originally a co-production with Polka Theatre

"an imaginative bundle of joy"
★★★★★
- The Stage
Teele Uustani
Puppeteer

Teele is a London based actress/puppeteer from Estonia. She trained at the Lecoq pedagogy based physical theatre school of London International School of Performing Arts (LISPA) and studied puppetry and performing arts at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

As an actress and puppeteer she has worked with theatre companies such as The Paper Cinema, Maison Foo,  Strangeface Theatre Company, Dotted Line Theatre, Grist to the Mill, Genius Sweatshop and Tête à Tête.

Teele has also been involved in several short films, music videos and theatre projects as a deviser, puppet maker and an assistant director during R&D periods. Having worked with international groups and performed in several site specific theatre productions she loves performing and the art of visual theatre as she believes that movement and imagery on stage can tell powerful stories.

Elliot Liburd
Performer

Elliot trained at Fourth Monkey Theatre Company

Recent Credits: Porthos inThe Three Musketeers, Iris Theatre,  Danny in Bismillah: An Isis Tragicomedy, Wound Up Theatre, Valemon in The Girl with the Iron Claws, The Wrong Crowd, Arron The Moor in Titus Andronicus, Fourth Monkey Theatre Company. 

Elliot is Co-Founder of Fools Rush In Theatre company and recently debuted his first piece "A Murder Most Foley" with a run at the Pleasance Theatre London.

Scott Brooks
Performer

Scott trained at Rose Bruford, graduating in 2016.

 Theatre credits include: A Christmas Carol (Middle Temple Hall); Beasty Baby (Theatre Rites UK Tour); The Comedy of Errors (Gray’s Inn Hall/French tour); Run (Theatre Ad Infinitum); Hot Blades Harry/Old Man Strong/Musical Director in Urinetown (Stratford Circus); A State of Mind (Etcetera Theatre); Ophelia in Hamlet and Kreon in Thebans (Rose Bruford).

 Scott also writes for the musical outfit Scotch Club, who are releasing their second album in early 2019.

Baker Mukasa
UK Tour 2016-2017

Baker recently graduated from Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Theatre credits while training include: Earthquakes in London, Natural Selection, Equus, Hamlet, Macbeth and The Oresteia

 Beasty Baby is Baker’s professional stage debut.

Sian Kidd
Christmas run at Polka Theatre (2015)

Sian is a puppeteer specializing in wooden marionettes. She is the Creative Director of Mirth and Misery and their current show Death Puppet Klezma Jam has toured the UK and appeared in ‘Suspense Puppetry Festival’ in 2015.

 

John Leader
Christmas run at Polka Theatre (2015)

John trained in physical theatre at East 15, graduating in 2013. His credits include clowning at the Pohang Bada International Festival in South Korea, The National Theatres UK, Ireland and South Africa Tour of War Horse & most recently Les Enfants Terribles’ Alice's Adventures Underground.

John Pfumojena
Christmas run at Polka Theatre (2015)

John is a UK-based Zimbabwean actor, singer and mbira sound designer.  He trained at Chicken Shed and has performed in the UK and internationally.

In Zimbabwe he ran free performance workshops for disadvantaged young people culminating in various short productions.

 

Sue Buckmaster
Director
Jessica Dannheisser
Composer
Verity Quinn
Set and Costume Designer
Naomi Oppenheim
Puppetry Design
Sue Buckmaster
Puppetry Design
Chris Randall
Lighting Design
"a genuinely shared experience for the whole family"
★★★★
- The Guardian
"an imaginative bundle of joy"
★★★★★
- The Stage
"utterly enchanting"
- Exeunt
"exudes warmth, providing you with more than a few giggles and reminding you what a joy children really are"
- Curious Mum