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'Bob' by Tessa Bide Productions

Two friends meet Bob, a blob of light, and their world becomes brighter with him inside of it. With him they play games, make adventures and explore. But one day Bob fades away and the two are left to come to terms with his…


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Tessa Bide

Theatremaker, puppeteer and performer. Director of Tessa Bide Productions, an award-winning theatre company based in Bristol, UK.

Two friends meet Bob, a blob of light, and their world becomes brighter with him inside of it. With him they play games, make adventures and explore. But one day Bob fades away and the two are left to come to terms with his unexpected disappearance from their lives.

Using ground breaking interactive live projections, light manipulation, movement and sound, Bob will be a 50 minute long production, performed by two Japanese movement artists and an off-stage puppeteer, exploring bereavement and loss in a playful, accessible and truthful way for young people.

Bob underwent an R&D in Autumn 2019 – Feb 2020, in partnership with Bristol Old Vic’s Ferment programme, Grief Encounter South West and Pervasive Media Studio. It will be fully developed for a premiere tour in Spring 2021.

For more information and footage, go to https://tessabide.com/shows/bob/.