We are a theatre arts company based in The Peak District. We have over 20 years experience in creating work for theatres, schools and communities in and around the East Midlands. Our aim is to create heart warming theatrical adventures for people of all ages. Sharing the journey with audience, artists and partners on a path that is daring, delightful and inspirational.
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The Christmas Toy Shop Mystery

We are back again to transform the wonderful Guildhall Theatre in Derby. We are performing shows from December 6th until 29th.

Get your tickets early to avoid disappointment from here.

Christmas is around the corner… but the Christmas Toy Shop is nearly empty! It’s too late to sell what is left on the shelves! The remaining toys are destined for the old dark store room, or worse still, the incinerator!

But this year something curious happens! With a pinch of fairy dust and a Christmas wish odd things start to happen. Magic and mystery surround the old Christmas Toy Shop – but what is really going on behind the shuttered windows?

Join those festive funsters, The Babbling Vagabonds to find out what really happens when a ballerina stops dancing, a robot stops computing and a jack in the box loses his bounce.

Expect a Christmas cracker of a tale, crammed with colourful characters, catchy tunes, puppets and theatrical magic. Watch the story come to life on the Guildhall Theatre stage and make your family’s Christmas truly special in 2019.

See you there!

This is a DerbyLIVE co production.


Here be dragons poster image for a family outdoor adventure

Here Be Dragons! Coming This Summer

Join us for our brand new summer adventure for families!

Ever tangled with a five-headed Hottle-Spottle with a toothache? Or soothed a silver-tongued slimp-slatherer with a drooling problem? Meet the secretive ‘Creature Carers’ and help them to conjure a story to becalm a bewildered beastie.

Those fabulous funsters, the babbling vagabonds are back. ‘Here Be Dragons!’ is a new outdoor adventure for summer 2019. Suitable for all the family.

Buxton Fringe Festival, Pooles Cavern, (Tickets via the Opera House)
July Sat 20 – Wed 24 Performances at 11am & 2pm

Heage Windmill, Nr Belper, DE56 2BH
July 30 & Aug 1 – 2 Performances at 11am and 2pm

DerbyLIVE, Markeaton Park
Aug Mon 5 –  Sat 10 Performances at 11am & 2pm


“PJ and His Dinosaur” Sing Along Song

A BIG “thank you” to all who joined us this year at the Guildhall Theatre.

Here is that catchy song with the words …. enjoy!

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