Everybody's Business

Devised by Roustabout Theatre, Designer Alice Sales, created in partnership with Super Culture, Into University, St Werburghs Primary and Cabot Primary School. Supported by Arts Council England.

Mr Poo is sad. Everyone says that he is just waste, but he is sure that he has a purpose in life.  But what could that purpose be?

So begins Mr Poo’s mission to discover where he came from and what made him who he is.  

Join us on a twisting, turning, and interactive journey through the alimentary canal, stuffed with amazing facts, joyful live music, and peculiar puppetry, as Mr Poo discovers the wonders of the human body, the vital role he plays in the digestive system, and that everyone’s story matters.

Suitable for ages 3+

Developing Everybody's Business

To create the show, Roustabout ran two engagement programmes with children and young people in the South West. The programme championed their wonderfully inventive ideas and provided a platform for their creativity to be celebrated by peers and parents.

The first, held in August 2023 in partnership with Super Culture and Into University, involved a Summer School with children and young people aged 7 – 12 years from Weston Super Mare. Over just five days, young people created and designed their very own show about digestion which they performed for their caregivers at the end of the week.

The second, held in September and October 2023, involved a 6 week research and development programme run in two Bristol primary schools (St Werburghs and Cabot Circus). Students participated in creative development workshops every Thursday in which they created three further shows about digestion which they performed for their caregivers, teachers and fellow school students. Inspired by the many brilliant ideas from these children and young people, the Roustabout team then commenced a two week R&D to create the show.



Robin Hemmings(Performer)
Toby Hulse (Writer/Director)
Shaelee Rooke (Performer)
Alice Sales (Designer)

Co writers

Students at St Werburghs and Cabot Circus (writing approximately 9.2 million ideas*)*Figure may have been increased for shock value…