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Alf the Highwayman

Commissioned by Bristol Autism Support, ‘Alf the Highwayman’ was first devised in March/April 2016 by Paul and Gill. The show was revived to retour in 2017—visiting Fringe and folk festivals. The show will continue to tour in 2018.

‘A beautifully written and performed piece of children’s theatre . . . a great moral tale with humility and hilarity . . . it gave me a great warm fuzzy feeling’
Exploring Exeter

‘A wonderful and engaging show . . .’
Bradley Stoke Radio, Bristol

‘ . . . the audience loved it . . . fun and really entertaining.’

Show Copy:
Alf has an eye for other people’s possessions. Especially belongings of sentimental value. He snatches and grabs without a thought for other people’s feelings. ​

But it’s time for him to change tack and learn that there are better ways to play! 

Roll up, set a sail and join Alf as he gallops through the blustery wood, along the seashore and revels in wonder as the circus comes to town . . .

Full of imaginative play, original songs and vibrant characters – ‘Alf the Highwayman’ is a show for all the family with plenty of chances to join in and no frights!


Best Children’s Show, Shaftesbury Fringe 2016
Best Kids’ Show, Swindon Fringe 2017

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Developed through a residency at:


Audience reviews:

“Absolutely fab! The children were mesmerised and thoroughly enjoyed it. Great story.”

“My favourite bit was when the highwayman brought back the toys and said sorry.” Archie, 8

“My favourite part was when the lady was very funny and couldn’t get her scarf on.” Olivia, 5

“The children we brought are all 3 or 4, and they were all thoroughly engaged throughout. That is a very impressive thing to achieve! Well done!” “It was nice to see a show of meaning about caring and sharing. It was a better understanding for the children to understand about sharing and taking responsibility. Shows them why people feel their emotions, personal feelings and how that items means something to people, it’s not about how much it is, it’s about the person’s feelings and how much it means to them. Thank you.”


Tour Dates

10th April 2016
Redcatch Park Community Centre, Knowle
(Relaxed Performance)
28th May 2016
Hungry Caterpillar Play Cafe, Bedminster
31st May 2016
The Space Theatre, Keynsham
10th June 2016
Victoria Hall, Radstock
15th June 2016
Children’s Centre, Knowle West
(Relaxed Outdoor Performance)
2nd July 2016
Zion Community Arts Space, Bedminster Down
3rd July 2016
Bell Street Church
(Part of the Shaftesbury Fringe Festival)
4th July 2016
Southern Links Children’s Centre
(Outdoor Performances)


12th July 2016
St Peter’s Primary School, Bishopsworth
(Outdoor Performance)
3rd & 17th August 2016
Windmill Hill City Farm, Bedminster
(Outdoor Performance)

11th September 2016
Art in the Park Festival, Knowle
(Outdoor Performance)
11th October 2016
Parson Street Primary School
1st April 2017
Shoebox Theatre, Swindon
(Part of the Swindon Fringe Festival)
12th April 2017
Theatre Shop, Clevedon
18th & 21st April 2017
Alma Tavern Theatre, Bristol
31st May
Little Wells Theatre, Wells
2nd June
Creative Workspace, Bristol

4th June
Mission Theatre, Bath
(Part of the Bath Fringe Festival)

1st July & 2nd July
The Baptist Hall, Barnstaple
(Part of the Fringe TheatreFest)
8th July
Priddy Folk Festival, Priddy
22nd July
A.J’s Coffee Shop, Cardiff
(Part of the Cardiff Fringe Festival)
28th July
The Boat Shed, Exeter
16th September
Creative Workspace, Bristol
1st October
The Old Town Hall, Stroud
(Part of the Stroud Theatre Festival)
7th October, 2pm
Chew Valley School, Chew Magna