Alf the Highwayman

Photography: Steve Gregson

‘A beautifully written and performed piece of children’s theatre.'

Exploring Exeter

‘An exceptional show.’

Vault Festival

‘The audience loved it! Fun & really entertaining.’




Best Children’s Show
Shaftesbury Fringe 2016

Best Children’s Show
Swindon Fringe 2017

Alf the Highwayman was devised in 2016 and toured until 2019, visiting schools, libraries, venues, fringe and folk festivals.

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.”
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.”

“The children were all thoroughly engaged throughout.
That is a very impressive thing to achieve! Well done!”
Nursery school teacher

"Alf is a highly engaging and accessible piece of family theatre, brought to life with beautiful song and simple yet clever staging. The message is delivered with fun and gentle humour. Highly recommended for all ages!"
Jacqueline Avery
Elderflower Fields Festival

“Alf The Highwayman is a captivating musical story, something the whole family will enjoy. The actors seamlessly transform from role to role using only a handful of costume and props to create a unique atmosphere. Brave Bold Drama were a pleasure to work with at all times and their talents won the hearts of everyone at Farmfest!”
Laura Bozic
FarmFest, Somerset

"Brave Bold Drama put on a fantastic two person show. They kept the whole audience (including toddlers!) transfixed for nearly a full hour. The characters and the songs were very memorable. Both actors are 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 Folk Festival

Tour Dates

28th July & 4th August 2019

Barnfield Theatre, Exeter

Part of Exeter Fringe

1st October 2017

The Old Town Hall, Stroud

Part of Stroud Theatre Festival

11th October 2016

Parson Street Primary School

27th July 2019

FarmFest, Somerset

16th September 2017

Creative Workspace, Bristol

11th September 2016

Art in the Park Festival, Knowle

Outdoor Performance

23rd June 2019

Frome Children's Festival

28th July 2017

The Boat Shed, Exeter

3rd & 17th August 2016

Windmill Hill City Farm, Bedminster

Outdoor Performance

26th May 2019

Elderflower Fields Family Festival

22nd July ​2017

A.J’s Coffee Shop, Cardiff

Part of Cardiff Fringe Festival

12th July 2016

St Peter’s Primary School, Bishopsworth

Outdoor Performance

4th May 2019

Bournemouth Emerging Arts Fringe

8th July 2017

Priddy Folk Festival, Priddy
Outdoor Performance

4th July 2016

Southern Links Children’s Centre

Outdoor Performances

27th Jan - 3rd Feb 2019

Vault Festival, London

1st-2nd July 2017

The Baptist Hall, Barnstaple

Part of Fringe TheatreFest

3rd July 2016

Bell Street Church

Part of Shaftesbury Fringe Festival

5th January 2019

Creative Workspace, Bristol

Part of Travelling Light Theatre's

#PlayFull Cities family theatre programme

4th June 2017

Mission Theatre, Bath

Part of Bath Fringe Festival

2nd July 2016

Zion Community Arts Space

24th April 2018

Beechcroft Primary School, Weymouth

2nd June 2017

Creative Workspace, Bristol

15th June 2016

Knowle West Children's Centre

Relaxed Outdoor Performance

7th October 2017

Valley Arts, Chew Magna

31st May 2017

Little Wells Theatre, Wells

10th June 2016

Victoria Hall, Radstock

18th & 21st April 2017

Alma Tavern Theatre, Bristol

31st May 2016

The Space Theatre, Keynsham

12th April 2017

Theatre Shop, Clevedon

28th May 2016

Hungry Caterpillar Play Cafe, Bedminster

1st April 2017

Shoebox Theatre, Swindon

Part of Swindon Fringe Festival

10th April 2016

Redcatch Park Community Centre, Knowle

Relaxed Performance