Skip to main content

stevie thompson


I have worked as an actor/devisor/facilitator/director for over 20 years. Recently, I have been creating my own work as Flibbertigibbet Theatre: collaborating with artists across art forms, with a current focus on creating new theatre for young people.
I primarily approach theatre through playful visual and physical images, often using mask, object theatre and commedia dell’arte. I like the absurd and am inspired by silent movie clowns. Inspiration can come from an image to an exchange in the street – but always about how we connect with each other.

As a freelance performer, This has included work with Sally Cookson, Bristol Old Vic, National Theatre, Kaos, Travelling Light and Rude Mechanical Theatre Company. My acting CV is available at: I delight in working with different companies and have toured nationally and internationally in many different types of theatre work, in traditional and non-traditional theatre spaces.


As Director:
Babble (in development) – Flibbertigibbet Theatre (2018 / 2019)
Falling – new writing project – Engage – The Egg Theatre, Bath (2019)
Hedge – development dance theatre show – DProject (2019)
Out Of Your Mind Festival – 6 new plays written and performed by local adults and children – Engage - The Egg Theatre, Bath (2018)
Ballet Cat (in development, Incubator at The Egg Theatre Bath) – Flibbertigibbet Theatre (2016)
Hah! (scratch at Half Moon Theatre, London) - Flibbertigibbet Theatre (2016)
The Lighthouse Keeper’s Cat (tour) – The Rude Mechanical Theatre Company (2014)
Jack And The Beanstalk (Redbridge Drama Centre) – Theatr Button (2013)
Flights of Fancy & Tangotastic (Buddle Arts Centre) – Playing For Time (2004)
Mickey And The Emperor (tour) – Theatre Of Incurable Players (2003)


BA Hons Performing Arts (Newcastle Upon Tyne)
Comic Acting/ Commedia Dell'Arte with Antonio Fava (Reggio Emilia)
Role of The Director in the Devising Process with Told By An Idiot
Full-mask work with Vamos Theatre
Mask Making and Performance with John Wright and Footsbarn Theatre
Puppetry / Object Manipulation with Finn Caldwell, Marc Parrott, Lunatique Fantastique




5-10 years

What I do

  • Choreography
  • Devising
  • Physical Theatre / Mime
  • Puppetry
  • Street Theatre
  • Teaching / Coaching
  • Working with young people

Additional Languages