Alf the Highwayman

Theatre for all.

Creativity for the community.

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 2019.


‘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!


audience reviews


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

(Archie, 8)


“I liked it when the lady was very funny and couldn’t get her scarf on.”

(Olivia, 5)


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



“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.” (Parent)


"Brave Bold Drama put on a fantastic two person show as part of the Kids Tent at Priddy Folk Festival this year. They kept the whole audience (including toddlers!) transfixed for nearly a full hour with their fast paced show ‘Alf the Highwayman’. Both the characters and the songs were very memorable and both actors were both great musical performers who really engaged the crowd. I would HIGHLY recommend this company for their professional approach and their musical, interactive show."

(Eliza Wylie, Priddy Children’s Festival Programme organiser)

2nd June 2017

Creative Workspace, Bristol


31st May 2017

Little Wells Theatre, Wells


18th & 21st April 2017

Alma Tavern Theatre, Bristol


12th April 2017

Theatre Shop, Clevedon


1st April 2017

Shoebox Theatre, Swindon

(Part of the Swindon Fringe Festival)


11th October 2016

Parson Street Primary School


11th September 2016

Art in the Park Festival, Knowle

(Outdoor Performance)


3rd & 17th August 2016

Windmill Hill City Farm, Bedminster

(Outdoor Performance)


12th July 2016

St Peter’s Primary School, Bishopsworth

(Outdoor Performance)



24th April 2018

Beechcroft Primary School, Weymouth


7th October 2017

Chew Valley School, Chew Magna


1st October 2017

The Old Town Hall, Stroud

(Part of the Stroud Theatre Festival)


16th September 2017

Creative Workspace, Bristol


28th July 2017

The Boat Shed, Exeter


22nd July ​2017

A.J’s Coffee Shop, Cardiff

(Part of the Cardiff Fringe Festival)


8th July 2017

Priddy Folk Festival, Priddy


1st July & 2nd July 2017

The Baptist Hall, Barnstaple

(Part of the Fringe TheatreFest)


4th June 2017

Mission Theatre, Bath

(Part of the Bath Fringe Festival)



Commissioned by Bristol Autism Support.


Re-developed through a residency at

Creative Workspace, Bristol.

Tour Dates





Best Children’s Show, Shaftesbury Fringe 2016

Best Kids’ Show, Swindon Fringe 2017

4th July 2016

Southern Links Children’s Centre

(Outdoor Performances)


3rd July 2016

Bell Street Church

(Part of the Shaftesbury Fringe Festival)


2nd July 2016

Zion Community Arts Space, Bedminster Down


15th June 2016

Children’s Centre, Knowle West

(Relaxed Outdoor Performance)


10th June 2016

Victoria Hall, Radstock


31st May 2016

The Space Theatre, Keynsham


28th May 2016

Hungry Caterpillar Play Cafe, Bedminster


10th April 2016

Redcatch Park Community Centre, Knowle

(Relaxed Performance)