Bumper Blyton is a riotous Enid Blyton parody show for grown-ups performed by a cast of some of the UK’s most experienced and best-known improvisers. Created by Amy Cooke-Hodgson (founder of Edfringe and Multi Award-winning West End hit Austentatious) and Jonah Fazel (BAFTA winning History Bombs) Bumper Blyton is chock full of innuendo and lashings of puns, performed in vintage costume with music and songs.
With a multi-award-winning cast of some of the UK’s best-known improvisers from stage and screen including; The Comedy Store, Showstoppers the Improvised Musical and Doctor Who, and two consecutive sell-out runs at Edinburgh Fringe alongside successful 2019 UK & Europe tour, Bumper Blyton is fast becoming unmissable.
Expect far too many picnics and plenty of farce in what will be an entertaining show for those who are well versed in Blyton’s novels and those who’ve never (yet) picked up one of her books.
A pioneering theatre with a unique Northern Voice, locally rooted, global in outlook, inspiring artists, audiences and communities to reach their greatest potential. We produce and present inspiring theatre that reflects the diversity of a modern Britain. We provide the resources, space and support to grow people and ideas, are an ambassador for our city, a flagship for our region and a welcoming home for our communities. Through our work with schools and local communities we engage with thousands of young people, disabled groups and adults, offering opportunities to participate in the arts, whether as the first step into a career, a way to build confidence and meet new people, or as part of a rounded education. During our Year of Exceptional Drama as part of Hull UK City of Culture 2017 we welcomed a record number of 108,000 audience members at our home in Hull and on tour around the UK. We were thrilled to work with a wide range of internationally renowned artists and companies to stage 13 home-produced plays, including 7 new commissions. We have announced our ambitious equality and diversity plans as part of our commitment to opening up access to all aspects of the theatre. The animation below details how and why we will be ensuring our doors are well and truly flung open to all. It was developed by the theatre’s Inclusion Action Group.