Gagglebabble (Lucy Rivers and Hannah McPake) fuse live music and theatre. We like tales from the wrong side of the tracks, the stranger side of life, the skeletons in the closet.  We aim to bring a vibrancy, immediacy and playful sense of dark humour and to create work that is innovative, immersive and vibrant and crosses boundaries between theatre and other genres. Original theatre that will leave you gagging for more!

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Comment by Justin Teddy Cliffe on July 24, 2014 at 23:22

Saw Bloody Ballad; Bloody Loved it!

Comment by Hannah McPake on June 10, 2013 at 10:41

Casting Breakdown:

are casting for 1 male actor for:

Apparitions of Spirits - with the Forsythe sisters

A new ghostly musical from the makers of The Bloody Ballad. 

Be prepared for an evening of strange stories, visitations, musical communions and transgressions to the dark side.

Written by Lucy Rivers and Hannah McPake
Directed by Adele Thomas
Creative Associate Dafydd James
With original live music by Lucy Rivers and featuring special guest Dan Lambert aka Jonny Cage
Supported by The Arts Council of Wales, Theatr Iolo, Chapter Arts Centre and The Norwegian Church

This is the development of our new show which culminates in 4 public performances at the Norwegian Church around Halloween.

We are looking for:
1 Male actor playing age 30-45 to join a cast of 6.

Character description: A nervous, desperate to please, repressed Rev who hosts the evening of Ghost stories.  He also happens to have a dark, haunted past of his own.

Must be comfortable with improvising and devising.
Desirable, a good singing voice and the ability to play basic guitar.

Project Dates:
1 week R and D: Monday 30th Sept-Sat 5th Oct
(1 Week unpaid holiday while we develop the script)
then 2 and a half weeks rehearsal starting 14th Oct
half a week of performances: 30th Oct, 31st Oct (x2 an early evening and a late night "fright night" show) and 1st Nov.

4x £430 per week (unfortunately we can't pay travel or subsistence so this would suit some one with a Cardiff base)

Please email headshot and CV to Lucy and Hannah at

Further information about the company can be found on our website

Deadline for applications 21st June.
Auditions will be held 1st-3rd July in Cardiff.

Comment by Hannah McPake on March 25, 2013 at 1:00
Comment by Guy O'Donnell on January 13, 2013 at 21:12

Lovely website!

Comment by Hannah McPake on January 13, 2013 at 7:42

Gagglebabble have a new website complete with 2013 tour dates, Mary and the Missing Fingers are back on the road.

Comment by Hannah McPake on October 10, 2012 at 7:26

The Strange Disappearance of a Lady Parachutist sharing will now be at 5.00pm on Friday.

Comment by Hannah McPake on October 5, 2012 at 9:28

We will be sharing the R and D stage of our new show The Strange Disappearance of a Lady Parachutist at 4pm on friday 12th Oct at Chapter Arts Centre, anyone is welcome to come along and check out what we have been doing and give us feedback but space is limited so if you do fancy coming along email and we'll put your name on the list.  Thanks.

Comment by Hannah McPake on September 23, 2012 at 22:11

Gagglebabble are looking for a male actor (any age) to work with us on the research and devising of our new show, Balloon Girl, based on the story of real life Balloon Girl Louisa Maud Evans.

We are looking for some one with an interest in devising,strong improvisation skills, music or movement skills an advantage, but most importantly a sense of humor and a willingness to play.

The dates are 8th - 12th October, with a public sharing on the 12th, this is a paid job supported by the Arts Council Wales and Theatr Iolo.

If interested or if you would like more information please email Hannah at



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