The Anarchist's Mobile Library

Date:Sat 24 & Sun 25 Oct
Venue:Online Event
Price:Pay What You Feel tickets from £2.50

An online interactive make-your-own audio adventure for ages 6+

Following previous success with productions such as The Selfish Giant and Perfect (★★★★ The Guardian), Tessa Bide Productions returns with an audio-interactive experience about literature, activism and adventure, on whatever internet device you have!


The Anarchist’s Mobile Library will take you on an incredible audio adventure that YOU choose, solving problems and meeting characters, from wherever you choose to play! With many different worlds to explore, where will you choose to journey to? Perhaps an intergalactic space adventure? Or a deep-sea swim, meeting creatures that lurk in the depths? Or even an abandoned witch’s kitchen, with the cauldron bubbling away?

Having previously created wondrous theatrical experiences for children, in this time of lock down, Tessa Bide Productions have partnered with expert technologists to create an interactive, audio adventure to empower children to be masters of their own destinies, to be inspired by literature and to change the stories they see unfolding around them.

The fantastically narrated audio piece offers the audience a chance to dive in and choose what adventure they might seek and what ending they would like to see, choosing story options as they go. Bold and colourful animations will accompany the narration if needed, but otherwise children will be able to put down their screens and let their imaginations paint the visuals. While theatres are shut, the audio adventure takes children on an immersive theatrical journey of their own making.

One ticket required per household. Details of how to access the event are provided in the confirmation email and e-ticket.

Reviews of Tessa Bide productions' work: 

"An enchanting play" Nappy Valley (on ‘The Selfish Giant’) 

"The Selfish Giant really is a story for our times" Children's Theatre Reviews 

"An intricate production" Curious Mum (on ‘The Selfish Giant’) 

"An engrossing show that is full of compassion and makes siblings of us all." The Guardian ★★★★ (on Perfect)  

"If I had to sum up ‘Perfect’ in one word it would simply be that: perfect." On the Beat  

"’Perfect’ is sophisticated and sensitive in its storytelling, exquisite in its design and, best of all, really trusts its young audience." Children’s Theatre Reviews  

“The perfect example of a show where the adults are just as enthralled as the kids.” A Younger Theatre ★★★★ (on ‘The Tap Dancing Mermaid’)

One ticket required per household.

Details of how to access the event are provided in the confirmation email and e-ticket.

The link will go Live at 7pm the day before your show and provides a brief introduction and highlights anything you may need on the day - During the day itself you can interact with the show at any time you would like and do all the adventures together or space them throughout the day.

For ages 6+



Original Idea: Tessa Bide

Director & Dramaturg: Lorna Rees

Devised by: The Company

Performed by: Tessa Bide & Jess Clough-MacRae

Composer: Chris Menes

Designer: Luned Gwawr Evans