Bootworks Theatre are a group of artists who work in a range of disciplines and contexts including devised performance, durational work, live art and children’s theatre. The company's work appears anywhere they might be encountered; in cafes, garages, foyers, libraries, tents, studios and pubs and they often design their own installations for work to take place. Bootworks also publish articles and books that document both their practice, and work from like-minded artists and companies around the UK.
During their residency, the company worked on The Many Doors of Frank Feelbad, an intimate new performance for children and families exploring loss and grief. Set in a bespoke inside out theatre installation, and using live action, puppetry, projection and a newly designed sound score, Bootworks will tell the story of Frank Feelbad who has a habit of losing things.
Following on from the company's first work for children The Incredible Book Eating Boy, this new show will be a limited capacity performance for a parent and child to experience together. It aims to tackle difficult subjects and themes in an interactive and intimate way, helping children and their grown ups deal with loss in the present, while cherishing memories of the past.