wild words

8 November

Dylan's Invisible Friend

Dylan was in search of something, but he didn’t know what…  so he listened to the sea and before he knew it he had found a new invisible friend!

Join Wild Words in their latest family show that fuses the artistry of Dylan Thomas with echoes of Igor Stravinsky, Leonard Cohen, atmospheric Jazz and sea shanties, through the musicianship of Tim Hill (reeds), Martin Solomon (strings) alongside storyteller/ storywriter Michael Loader (horns).

Well-honed melodies, spontaneous mayhem, crazy characters and overtones of hoover drones all abound in a profound message about finding what you like doing and making your own special friend.


Romp along with our 'We're Going on a Word Hunt' to find lost words, then ask a question of the Sea or write a poem to the Ocean that will star on stage.

Say hello to the instruments that blow, strum and pluck their way through the show!



“Beautiful combo of instruments and words, moving and expressive, combining lyricism of Dylan Thomas, sax, harp and humour” 

St Stephen’s church Bristol


“Fantastic show for families. Engaging and beautiful blend of story, poetry and song” 

St George’s Bristol






​TIME  2.30 pm

Unit 5 Queens Square Clevedon BS21 6HX

Theatre Shop is in the pedestrianised square behind B&M Bargains, tucked between Superdrug and Boots.

We recommend parking in B&M Bargains car park and  walking across Queens Square where you'll find Theatre Shop.


Theatre Orchard and Living Spit met in 2012. Their eyes locked across a crowded room and they decided to get together and turn an empty shop into a theatre.

They named their bundle of joy “Theatre Shop”. It’s 5 years old this year and is now run by The Theatre Shop CIC, a brand new not-for-profit company.