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Boscombe Library, Bournemouth

Saturday, 4 May (various times)


Alf has an eye for other people's possessions. Especially belongings with sentimental value. He snatches and grabs without a thought for other people's feelings. But it's time for him to change take 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!

"A beautifully written and performed piece of children's theatre." Exploring Exeter

"An exceptional show." Vault Festival, London

Winner of Best Children's Show at Shaftesbury Fringe (2016) and Swindon Fringe (2017). Suitable for 3+.

Running time 45 minutes (no interval) plus 15 minutes post-show playing on the stage!

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Boscombe Library

Hawkwood Road



Devised and performed by Paul Lawless and Gill Simmons

Original music by Gill Simmons

Photographs by Steve Gregson

Information about our venue, Boscombe Library can be found here.

This performance is part of BEAF (Bournmouth Emerging Arts Fringe).


Brave Bold Drama

Creative Workspace is a community arts centre in Withywood, South Bristol. It is run by Brave Bold Drama Community Interest Company, an award-winning theatre and community arts company.