Big Red Bath (2013-2015 & 2021)

White Horse Road
21 Sep 2013 - 28 Nov 2021
Age range: 2-5
Big Red Bath Flyer (Front) Big Red Bath Flyer (Front)
  • Based on book by Julia Jarman and Adrian Reynolds
  • Adapted by Chris Elwell
  • Co-production Full House

Rubba-Dubba-Giggle, Rubba-Dubba-Laugh, there’s magic to be found in the Big Red Bath

Its the end of a busy day and it is almost time for bed, and Ben and Bella are in the bath.

Splish! Splosh! Splash! Bubbles burst and bubbles rise and a frothy feast of animals jump right in to join in the fun. Come with us on a bubbly, barmy bath time adventure around the world and home again celebrating all things bath time.

Adapted from Julia Jarman and Adrian Reynolds’ popular children’s picture book, this new take on this well-loved book featured music by We Were Evergreen, an alternative French indie-electro-pop trio who brought a blend of folk melodies, electro beats and vocal harmonies.

Big Red Bath was an exciting co-production with Full House Theatre.

The show premiered at Half Moon Theatre on 19 September 2013, before touring the UK, including a residency at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2014. The production was remounted and undertook two further tours (January – April, 2014 and April – July, 2015). A further tour in 2020 was postponed because of COVID-19, but was re-scheduled and toured in Autumn 2021.

This production was professionally filmed in 2021 for Half Moon’s On Demand platform.

Videos

Cast List

  • Charlotte Chin (2013, 2014, 2015)) Dog
  • Harriet Hardie (2013, 2014) Mum/Duck/Hippo/Flamingo
  • Ben Miles Dad/Lion/Giraffe/Flamingo
  • Sue Nixon (2015) Mum/Duck/Hippo/Flamingo
  • Melaina Pecorini (2021) Dog

Creative Team

  • Chris Elwell Director
  • Keith Orton Designer
  • We Were Evergreen (group members: Fabienne Debarre, William Serfass, Michael Liot) Music
  • Fred Beaufort Lighting Designer and Production Manager
  • Kirsty Rowe Costumes

Production photos (2021)

Rehearsals (2021)

Marketing

Audience Feedback (2021)

Julia Jarman reads Big Red Bath

Friday 22 May 2020 should have been the opening of  a new tour of Big Red Bath, at Half Moon Theatre, before it undertook a UK tour. Unfortunately, COVID-19 had other plans. Not wanting to disappoint audiences, the book’s fabulous author, Julia Jarman (illustrations by Adrian Reynolds), treated everyone to a reading from her own big bath!

Production photos (2013)

The original 2013 promotional trailer for Big Red Bath.

Rehearsals (2013)

Designs

Interviews

Reviews

Memories

Miscellaneous

Music from Big Red Bath

Its the end of a busy day and it is almost time for bed, and Ben and Bella are in the bath. Splish! Splosh! Splash!

Its the end of a busy day and it is almost time for bed, and Ben and Bella are in the bath. Splish! Splosh! Splash!