horse + bamboo


Horse + Bamboo Theatre


I work with the Horse + Bamboo Theatre as an associate artist specialising in animation and film. Since late 2008 I have worked on two of their productions; Little Leap Forward and Deep Time Cabaret. My work for these involved animation/video for projection, film edits for DVDS, artwork for paper puppets and design/layout for print.

Horse + Bamboo are a theatre company based in Lancashire and work on productions based centrally around story-telling and music. Their shows are made up of a mixture of puppetry, masks and film. More information on their work can be seen on their website.

Below are some examples of the work I have done for Horse + Bamboo and links to various areas of my blog where you can see how the work developed for each production.

Little Leap Forward
A show devised and directed by Alison Duddle, design and filming by Bob Frith, and music by Loz Kaye.



This show is based on the book Little Leap Forward: A Boy in Bejingby Guo Yue and Clare Farrow. Set in Revolutionary China, the story is about a young boy growing up amidst the Cultural Revolution, and the events that set him on the road to becoming a great bamboo flute player.

Little Leap Forward opened at the Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre in May 2009 and is due to tour again Spring 2010.

Click here to see relevant blog posts detailing the progress I went through when creating the animation and films for the production.

You can also visit the Little Leap Forward Production Blog written by those working on the show at Horse and Bamboo.


Deep Time Cabaret
An original performance devised and directed by Bob Frith. Featuring music by Loz Kaye.



"Deep Time Cabaret is an irreverent and complex take on some of the issues that confront humankind in the 21st century - the fact that the earth's resources, that for so long we have taken for granted, are running out. The show utilises myth and absurdism to provoke us to consider these issues."


Click here to see relevant blog posts detailing the progress I went through when creating the films and artworks for the production.

You can also visit the Deep Time Cabaret Blog written by the Deep Time Cabaret director, Bob Frith.