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Lion Tamer

Bash Street Theatre's New Show for 2012

Successful Arts Council grant

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We have just been informed that our new show THE CIRCUS GIRL has received an Arts Council grant. This show will be touring the UK in 2012, exclusively to commissioners.

The company is looking to form partnerships with commissioners who would like to support and aid the development of this new show. Each commissioner will contribute a small commissioning fee and also contract the company for at least one performance of the show in 2012. There are still a few places available, so please contact us as soon as possible if you want to support the project.

The Creative Idea

THE CIRCUS GIRL will be set around a travelling circus, with an old fashioned showman’s caravan and trailer. The characters will include a strongman circus boss, his ‘put upon’ daughter and an itinerant traveller who arrives looking for work.

This storyline will be devised and developed in rehearsal, incorporating circus skills, magic, physical theatre and live music. Inspired by Charlie Chaplin’s 1928 silent film ‘The Circus’, this show will see the company revisiting its circus roots in a silent movie style, with original music and a monochrome set design.

Commissioning details

We are looking for 10 co-commissioners who will contribute £1,500 each towards the development of the show (to be paid by December 2011). In addition, each commissioner will book the show for at least one performance at a fee of £1,500 (plus travel and accommodation) during the summer of 2012. We would also offer a reduced fee for further performances with commissioners so as to develop the show further. In addition we would like to discuss with the commissioners other potential opportunities for working together: opportunities for ‘tryout’ shows, joint-marketing initiatives, introduction to other potential commissioners etc.

The aim is for commissioners to pay the commissioning fee in a different financial year to booking the performance. If you would like to be a commissioner but this does not fit with your financial restrictions then please contact us so that we can agree an arrangement that is suitable for your situation.

This show will tour exclusively to the commissioning partners in the summer of 2012. In 2013 the show will then be available for booking throughout the UK. In 2014 the show will commence touring throughout Europe. We expect the project to continue touring until at least 2014.

If you would like more information or would like to talk more about this exciting oppertunity, then please contact us!


Bash Street Theatre Co.
Simon Pullum / JoJo Pickering
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2011 - Touring Schedule

Date Place Show

West Lulworth Village Hall, West Lulworth, Dorset

5 The Exchange, Sturminster, Newton, Dorset THE LION TAMER - 7.30pm
8 Adamsdown Primary School, Adamsdown, Cardiff, Wales THE LION TAMER - 6.30pm
9 Derwendeg Primary School, Hengoed, Caerphilly, Wales THE LION TAMER - 6.30pm
10 Bryn Bach Primary School, Tredegar, Blaenau, Gwent, Wales THE LION TAMER - 6.30pm
11 Soar Chapel, Merthyr Tydfil, Gwent, Wales THE LION TAMER - 6.30pm
12 Coed Cae Community Centre, Ebbw Vale, Gwent, Wales THE LION TAMER - 2pm

Veryan Parish Hall, Cornwall

25 Ruan Minor Village Hall, Cornwall THE LION TAMER - 7pm
26 Carleen Village Hall, Cornwall THE LION TAMER - 8pm
7 Cape Cornwall School, Cornwall THE LION TAMER - 7pm
8 St Mary's Town Hall, Isles of Scilly THE LION TAMER - 7.30pm
30 Veryan Parish Hall, Cornwall THE LION TAMER - 7pm
2 Poole Street Arts Festival, Poole, Dorset, UK THE BASH STREET BOBBIES
21 Devizes, Wiltshire, UK CLIFFHANGER!
27-29 Sibiu Festival, Sibiu, Romania THE STATION and CLIFFHANGER!

Festival Sementes, Moita, Portugal

5 Festival Sementes, Alcochete, Portugal THE STATION
24+25 Na Prahu Festival, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic THE STATION
2+3 Sztuka Ulicy, Warsaw, Poland THE STATION
9+10 Luglio Bambini, Campi Bisenzio, Florence, Italy THE STATION
13+14 Cenas na Rua, Tavira, Portugal THE STATION and CLIFFHANGER!
18 Charly sur Marne, Picardie, France CLIFFHANGER!
19 Anizy le Chteau, Picardie, France CLIFFHANGER!
20 Moy de l'Aisne, Picardie, France CLIFFHANGER!
21 Sains Richaumont, Picardie, France CLIFFHANGER!
22 Chamouille (Axo Plage), Picardie, France CLIFFHANGER!
23 Montigny sur Crecy, Picardie, France CLIFFHANGER!
24 Vaux Andigny, Picardie, France CLIFFHANGER!
27 Budock Vean Hotel, Mawnan Smith, UK THE STATION
30+31 National Theatre, London, UK THE STATION
3+4 Festival Passage 11, Helsingor, Denmark THE STATION
5+6 Festival Passage 11, Helsingborg, Sweden THE STATION
7 Festival Mouette Rieuse, Dunkerque, France CLIFFHANGER!
10 Budock Vean Hotel, Mawnan Smith, UK CLIFFHANGER!
12 The Forum, Norwich CLIFFHANGER!
14 Barton upon Humber, UK CLIFFHANGER!
17 Budock Vean Hotel, Mawnan Smith, UK THE STATION
20 Boomfest, Weston Super Mare, UK THE STATION
23-25 Bat Yam Street Theatre Festival, Israel CLIFFHANGER!
4 Dortmund, Germany THE STATION
8 Bishops Castle, Shropshire, UK THE LION TAMER
15 The Burrell Theatre, Truro, UK THE LION TAMER
21+22 Exeter Northcott Theatre, Exeter, UK THE LION TAMER
29 The Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe, UK THE LION TAMER
16-20 Night Out Tour, Wales THE LION TAMER