Alf the Highwayman

Commissioned by Bristol Autism Support, ‘Alf the Highwayman’ was first devised in 2016 by Paul and Gill Simmons for Brave Bold Drama. The show was
re-developed in 2017 and continues to tour. 

Alf has an eye for other people’s possessions. Especially belongings of sentimental value. He snatches and grabs without a thought for other people’s feelings.

But it’s time for him to change tack and learn that there are better ways to play!

Roll up, set a sail and join Alf as he gallops through the blustery wood, along the seashore and revels in wonder as the circus comes to town . . .

Full of imaginative play, original songs and vibrant characters – ‘Alf the Highwayman’ is a show for all the family with plenty of chances to join in and no frights!

Photo by Steve Gregson:

‘A beautifully written and performed piece of children’s theatre . . . a great moral tale with humility and hilarity . . . it gave me a great, warm fuzzy feeling’

Exploring Exeter

‘A wonderful and engaging show . . .’

Bradley Stoke Radio, Bristol

‘ . . . the audience loved it . . . fun and really entertaining.’


Best Children’s Show Award (Shaftesbury Fringe 2016)

Best Kids’ Show Award (Swindon Fringe 2017)

Devised/Written by Paul Lawless and Gill Simmons

Lyrics by Gill Simmons

Music by Gill Simmons