Once Upon a Time (in the summer of 2017), Josie and Imogen lay in a field at Valley Fest, just outside of Bristol. In that moment, they were both blissfully happy. They squinted through the warm sunshine, a cool drink in their hand, live music filling their ears and the gorgeous view of Chew Valley Lake stretched out in front of them.
One of them turned to the other (we forget who) and said, ‘you know, it’s the little things in life that make me really happy’. The other nodded in agreement, and said something like, ‘that should be the name of our theatre company’. And just like that, The Little Things Theatre was born.
The Little Things are a collective of creatives living and working in Bristol; a combination of UoB Theatre & Film graduates and those working for Bristol Old Vic. We have sprung from a common goal of wanting to create theatre that is fresh, imaginative and unique, with a particular focus on engaging children in current topics.
We started conversations back in October 2017, deciding on our first project: A Dog’s Brexit. We had a successful R&D day in November and started rehearsals in January 2018. We will be confirming upcoming performance dates shortly.