The Instrumentals

When Belle is feeling down she slips into her grandfathers basement and discovers his old dusty instruments. But far from being junk, The Instrumentals are pure funk, and they teach Belle to ‘get down’ in a whole new way. Bursting to life with brilliant puppetry and bold music, the Instrumentals is full of love and laughter, about the memories we hold and how we celebrate life. This is a show for all children with characters, story & inspiration from the African-Caribbean diaspora. It’s full of uplifting original music with soulful sounds and seventies grooves. Combined with innovative puppetry and lots of comedy, this fun musical journey will have audiences dancing in the aisles!

This is a new small-scale touring production featuring 2 performers and suitable for studio spaces. Blouse & Skirt! and Goblin have completed a R&D with support from Mercury Colchester & Marlow Canterbury. With the creative team confirmed we’ll be developing the show for it’s premiere tour in Sept 2022. We are also open to conversations about further producing partners and supporters.


Pictures taken during R&D @ The Mercury Theatre, Colchester. Cal-I Jones, Delvene Pitt & Chileya Mwampo.


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