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Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain

by The Wardrobe Ensemble

A  Bristol Old Vic and The Wardrobe Ensemble co-production.

Devised by the company, based on the book by Edward Ardizzone

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Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain was performed at The Lantern, Colston Hall Christmas 2016.

You can watch a recorded version of the show here.


Written and created by the company


Emily Greenslade, Kerry Lovell, Jesse Meadows, Ben Vardy

Directed by

Helena Middleton


Ruby Spencer Pugh

Scenic Painter

Phoebe Tonkin


Rachael Duthie

Additional music

Jack Drewry


Mike Akers

Stage Manager

Alix Abram


Claire Shorrock

Production photography

Jack Offord

Tim wants to be a sailor. He knows all the knots, can name every boat and sing all the sailors' songs. But there's one problem; he is much too young! So, one day, he accidentally-on-purpose stows away on a steam ship and meets the Brave Sea Captain. Will he earn his sea legs, chart the ocean blue and sail home to his family?

Transforming The Lantern at Colston Hall into a nautical playground, Little Tim... will be brought to life by the magical Wardrobe Ensemble (Eloise and the Curse of the Golden Whisk), based on the 80-year old classic story by Edward Ardizzone. In their sea-safe hands, you will enjoy an interactive voyage featuring sea shanties, music and dance that is perfect for ages 0-7 and their families.

"A seamless triumph of a show" 

★★★★★ Children's Theatre Magazine

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