Street Theatre

Hubbub's Street Theatre shows, Village Green Antics and
The (not so) Quiet Revolution of Kindness combine
movement, non-verbal physical theatre, acro-balance
and circus - accompanied by original, live music,
generating colour, smiles and interest in any outdoor setting

one moon

Village Green Antics

Village Green Antics combines theatre, dance, circus, clowning and live music. It is a fun-filled show playing with the games and races that traditionally happen on a Village Green, although Hubbub’ s larger than life characters don’ t quite do what they’re supposed to! The fabulous ‘ Clown Powered Vehicle’ promenades around the venue, generating colour, smiles and interest…

Village Green Antics has been performed at events and festivals throughout the East Midlands, most recently at Burton’s Children Easter Festival as part of The Brewhouse’s Arts Centre’s ‘Play in the Place’ and at Derby’s St Georges Day Celebrations.

It has also been performed at the Derby City closing of the Paralympics Celebration, Nottingham Lakeside International Children’s Festival, Derby Feste, Leicester Curve’s Inside Out Festival, Belper Arts Festival and the opening of the Derby Arena.

Village Green Antics will return in 2019 touring alongside our latest street theatre show,The (not so) Quite Revolution of Kindness which premieres on Saturday 29 September at Derby Festé.

See the trailer of the original Village Green Antics’ show opposite


One Moon – A Human Wave of Connection

Artistic Director Jen Sumner has been invited to choreograph One Moon, for the 2019 Derby Festé, a unique commission taking place on Friday 27 September to celebrate the diversity of the city.

Over 200 people from across Derby are being asked to create a human wave in a once in a life time event. Accompanied by movement, circus and beautiful music the spectacular human chain will connect the Museum of the Moon at Derby Cathedral to the River Derwent through Cathedral Green. One Moon reminds us that, no matter who we are and where we come from, we live together as human beings on one planet under one moon. We are all part of the unbreakable connection between the moon, tides and humanity.

Jen has worked with Visual Artist Theresa Hempsall to create something incredible for Derby Festé and the city. One Moon has been created to celebrate the diversity in our city highlighting some of the work which is already taking place in Derby’s SEND Schools as part of This is Derby Essential Life Skills Programme.

Everyone is welcome to take part and meet at Cathedral Green at 6.00pm on the day.

To view the full trailer click the button below.


“Hubbub Theatre Company provided our event with the type of quirky inclusivity that has a real and authentic meaning for an audience : engaging, funny, sincere, and professional. Their work is radical through its sheer accessibility”

Andy Jupp Charity Shop DJ – Producer

“… a phenomenal piece of street theatre… full of colour, integrity, laughter and joy… delighted our audience. I would wholeheartedly recommend them for festivals and events”  

Antoinette Burchill,
Co-Artistic Director – Pedal Powered Party

“Teeming with enthusiasm, energy and originality… brought a smile to everyone’s faces regardless of their age”

Heather Dawson, Former Marketing & Programming Officer – Déda


The (not so) Quiet Revolution of Kindness

Kindness can change the world

On Saturday 29 September 2018 we premiered a new outdoor show, The (not so) Quiet Revolution of Kindness. Commissioned by Derby Festé and inspired by the Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) and ‘Pay it Forward’ movements, we makes a bold statement about how we can affect change in our own lives and others’ lives through small gestures of kindness. In a society where many of us feel disempowered and unable to make change on a large scale, these small acts of accumulative kindness can offer a sense of making a difference which can uplift, inspire and change on an individual and collective level.

The show saw an integrated ensemble of physical theatre performers with and without learning disabilities, delight thousands at Derby’s international festival with a display of colour, movement and a motif of physicality, acrobalance and circus accompanied by original, live music.

The (not so) Quiet Revolution of Kindness will return in 2019, so watch out to find out how you can join our RAKtivist revolutionaries and help change the world, one random act of kindness at a time.

If you are interested in booking The (not so) Quiet Revolution of Kindness, the show is available from May 2019. A Promoter Pack to accompany the show with full technical information and details can be found by clicking here.

The (not so) Quiet Revolution of Kindness

To view the full trailer of The (not so) Quiet Revolution of Kindness click the button below.


To view the short two minute trailer of The (not so) Quiet Revolution of Kindness click the button below.


“… such a great concept for a performance. I really enjoyed it. No better time than now to stop, lift our heads and connect with others on a human level”

“Fab show. Lovely images, movement sequences, music and story. Thanks to the team and to Derby Festé for commissioning.”

“Beautiful! We need more random acts of kindness in the World”

The (not so) Quiet Revolution of Kindness

Audience Comments

The (not so) Quiet Revolution of Kindness Protest Image

The (not so) Quiet Revolution of Kindness and the themes of the show were incorporated into the 50th Anniversary Celebrations of a local special education needs school in Derby, St Martins. Hubbub ran a series of movement and craft workshops with the school and delivered a preview performance of the show at the Anniversary event on Friday 28 September 2018, the day before it’s Festé premiere.

Take a look at the short film of Hubbub at St Martins by clicking on the link below.

For more information and bookings contact [email protected]