Plunge Boom specialise in imaginative and interactive outdoor theatre for family audiences. In addition we provide workshops and outreach, event production and consultation services.
Our Street Shows and events are playful, engaging, and extremely hands-on. They actively invite people to roll up their sleeves and get stuck into an inventive range of activities, from whipping up cow pat cakes to rocking a baby marrow off to sleep.
Established in 2006 by actor and writer Ben Faulks (CBeebies' Mr. Bloom), Plunge Boom today is run by Ben and Mimi Faulks, alongside a steadfast troupe of actors, artists and workshop leaders.
We love nothing more than bringing super high quality, thoroughly interactive experiences to events in the UK, Europe and worldwide.
Latest news about new commissions…
SIRF & WOW & Arts Council England have commissioned our new Plunge Boom show BOING.
BOING is a character who makes noises but never speaks. His whole body is full of sound that’s literally bursting to get out, be it from his fingers or his feet. A cheeky chap with an insatiable curiosity for the world around him, BOING invites you to see & hear the world from his own unique perspective. A show for all ages combining humour with pathos.
We debuted BOING at the wonderful Norwich & Norfolk Festival in May 2019. Next up is the brilliant SIRF on August 3rd, followed by Hull Freedom Festival on 31st August and 1st September. Exciting times!
Latest news about our new educational resource for EYFS, “Let’s Grow!”
We’re delighted to announce that we’ve been awarded some funding by Arts Council England for the next stage of development for our new educational resource “Let’s Grow!” Watch this space!
Follow the links below for more information, check out our events calendar for forthcoming shows and workshops, or get in touch to make a booking.
Plunge Boom is run by husband and wife team Ben and Mimi Faulks, who work with a variety of local performers & artists to deliver their content.
The company was established by Ben in 2006 as a vehicle to develop interactive performances for public spaces. Since then a whole host of shows have been devised and toured to events in the UK and further afield.
In 2015, with the addition of Mimi, Plunge Boom began to offer outreach, workshops and bespoke events, further expanding their repertoire and their team.
Ben comes from a background of writing and performing for black box theatre and has produced shows on both national and international levels. In 2009 he pitched the concept of the Vegetable Nannies to the BBC. It was commissioned and went on to become the award winning CBeebies series, Mr Bloom's Nursery.
Mimi has a background in arts and education, creative event production, and designing and delivering family friendly workshops, interactive installations and engagement projects.
The Vegetable Nannies
Commissioned by ‘Fresh’, 2006.
The Microscopic Animal Enthusiasts
Commissioned by BBC Springwatch, Manchester, 2006.
The Troll's Kitchen
Commissioned by Lakes Alive, 2009.
Commissioned by Without Walls and Winchester Hat Fair, 2015.