Eddie the Penguin and his family travel around the world helping everyone with their environmental issues.  He finally arrives home knowing they have done their best to educate the world in making it a clean, sustainable, safe and friendly place to live. Well done Eddie and the Penguins!

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Happy New Year 2020

Happy New Year to all our lovely families at AliCaT.

Here’s to a great 7 months of performances in March, June and July 2020!

Our job now is to support every child to develop self confidence, amazing teamwork and an appreciation of the process of theatre.

Thank you all for your support…Ali x


39 Steps proving very popular!

’39 Steps’ the next forthcoming production by Backwell Playhouse Theatre Company is proving extremely popular with only 8 tickets left throughout the run!  I have to stay as one of the actors I have enjoyed this process immensely and am looking forward to the run in November.  I haven’t tread the boards for a while now but I am so lucky to be part of such a great production! …Ali x

Looking for a song writer

AliCaT is looking for a musician/lyricist who can help in the AliCaT curriculum, helping to develop and tap into children’s learning of basic skills in drama.  Please contact me if you think you can help.  I’m looking for the development of storytelling, line learning and basic tips on drama techniques all through the media of music and rhythms….Ali x

The start of term at AliCaT!

All I can say it’s going to be a great year!  What fabulous children and families are part of AliCaT this year, from old faces to new!  What I love is that the door is always open, whether you’ve taken a break and decided to come back or you’ve received recommendations about the company and are trying it out for yourself!…so many lovely families have come through those theatre doors this week…thank you…we all look forward to the year ahead…Ali xx

The King’s Men – A Senior Production

A Senior Production, ‘The King’s Men’ at Backwell Playhouse on Saturday 13 July 2019 @ 7.30pm and Sunday 14 July @ 7.30pm.

A story about theatre.  It follows a troupe of actors ‘The King’s Men’ through the ages. We discover how theatre has evolved from Primitive theatre to Renaissance and how we see the modern theatre of today… come along to learn the influences, the cultures and the changes in different countries that have evolved over the decades…

The Odd Couple – Backwell Playhouse 2019

Dear All, this is a short trailer for “The Odd Couple”, female version…originally performed by Jack Lemon and Walter Matthau. This is a great play in two acts and very funny.

Quick synopsis:
When fussy Florence (Jenny Schaefer) becomes suicidal over her impending divorce, she accepts an offer to move in with her best friend, messy Olive (Helen Coupe). Florence drives Olive crazy with her obsession over her soon-to-be ex. Olive tries to get Florence out of her recent separation by arranging a double date with two wacky Spanish neighbours…

You will have a great time…so far we have had great attendance…highly recommended by me…Ali


Backwell Playing Fields Fair



Saturday June 8th 2019 @ 11.30am – 4.00pm

Backwell Playhouse and AliCaT Children and Theatre are very excited to be involved in this summers event at Backwell playing fields.  A charity event celebrating it’s the 90th Anniversary…Please come along and support this wonderful event!!  ALL FAMILIES WELCOME


What’s on in June 2019

‘THE KEY MASTER’ a Junior AliCaT Production

“Oh no! Not another supply teacher!”  say the children.  But their lesson is far from boring, as their history teacher transforms into the quirky Keymaster and takes them on a colourful journey through time.  When they finally get the key to the future, they are alarmed.  They see for themselves that today is tomorrow’s history, and realise that things need to change!



What’s on in June 2019

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School presents:
The Canterbury Tales
Thursday 30th May – Saturday 1st June 2019 – 7.30pm (Sat Mat 2.30pm)

A colourful cast of characters set off for Canterbury, competing to tell their tales of love, lust, adventure and chivalry. Brimming with verve and energy, Chaucer’s well-loved stories are brought beautifully alive by students from Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
All of medieval life is here, with the wide range of social strata rubbing shoulders as the Miller, the Steward and the Wife of Bath (among others) all have their tales to tell.

The Canterbury Tales is a touchstone of English literature and has delighted readers for centuries.

Tickets are £15 (£10 Concessions), available from or 0117 987 7877