Bristol Theatre News

Split Ink Theatre Brings Nest to the Wardrobe Theatre Bristol

A theatre company specialising in making shows that are accessible to young children, have co-created their latest work with an inner city primary school in Bristol.

Spilt Ink Theatre, worked with groups at children at St Nicholas of Tolentine Primary School in St Judes, to form their ACE funded show Nest.

Nest tells the story of a brave young girl who goes on a quest in search of her roots. She encounters danger, adventure and makes a feathery friend along the way.

The heart of the show is about themes revolving around home, identity and family. The performance, suitable for children aged 5-6 years of age, uses minimal language to enable it to remain accessible.

The three artists behind Spilt Ink Theatre, Nathalie Codsi, Hester Welch and Sarah Cribdon, worked with two groups of children from the school during 2021.

The aim was to bring the evolved story to life with original music, puppetry and clowning which was then shared with local families.

Nest is back this year, with Spilt Ink working with local artists to bring the piece to East Central Bristol again.

Creatives include local puppet makers Josh Elwell and Karolina Czyz who have been tasked with creating the feathery fourth cast member. Co-writer Shagufta K Iqubal has brought the story to life, alongside designer Ruby Brown and Sound Designer Jack Drewry.

An ACE funded performance of Nest, will take place on 06 October 2022 at the Wardrobe Theatre in Bristol.

The show can also be seen on the 08 October at Trinity Community Arts at 11am as well as J3 Library at 3pm on the 08 October 2022.

The show will also go on to have a run a The egg Theatre in Bath next February.

Tickets are available from The Wardrobe Theatre website: