Archive Gallery

A gallery of images from Horse + Bamboo Theatre productions. H+B was formed by Bob Frith in 1978, from a group of his students at Manchester School of Art (now part of MMU), musicians and performers from Welfare State International, and artists from the Dutch theatre company Matrogoth.

In 1997 Alison Duddle was introduced to the company, having previously worked in Minneapolis with In the Heart of the Beast Mask & Puppet Theatre. From 2000 Alison worked closely with Bob on the shows, and became Joint Artistic Director in 2009.

The photographs and comments in the three galleries below follow the Company’s story over the past 35 years.