About Scamp

Inspiring the next generation

Scamp Theatre was founded in 2003 and is run by Louise Callow, ably assisted by Teresa Burns.

Scamp bring a range of theatrical live performance to audiences of all ages, focusing on the imaginative adaptation of children’s literature. With productions touring constantly, Scamp Theatre are passionate about engaging new audiences and inspiring the next generation of theatre-goers.  Looking ahead to 2018, we are really excited to be working with a new author to bring a brand new adaptation to the stage.

‘I think the quality of what Scamp do is amazing.’
Michael Morpurgo, The Independent
‘Scamp Theatre send shivers down my spine. They are so lively and innovative. I love their production of Stick Man – Live on Stage – and so do the audiences’

Julia Donaldson, author and Children’s Laureate

Productions include:

The Scarecrows' Wedding (Edinburgh Festival Fringe and UK Tour 2015, West End 2016, UK Tour 2017), Pirate Gran (UK Tour and Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014), Tiddler & Other Terrific Tales (UK Tour & Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2012. International Tour 2013 including Dubai, Hong Kong and Singapore, West End 2015, UK and Internatinal Tour 2016). Stick Man – Live on Stage! (West End runs 2011 - 2016, Warwick Arts Centre 2016, Edinburgh's Christmas 2014, 2015,  International Tours 2015, 2013, 2011, 2010).  Friend or Foe (UK Tour 2011).
 Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo (UK Tours 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014. Presented by The National Theatre at Theatre Royal Haymarket in 2012. Off Broadway 2007 and Trafalgar Studios 2005 & 2007). Michael Morpurgo’s The Mozart Question (London, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, UK Tour 2009). Aesop’s Fables (Edinburgh and UK & New Zealand & Australia Tours 2008)

Swamp Juice created and performed by Jeff Achtem; Total Theatre Award Winner (UK Tour & Soho Theatre 2012) , Sticks, Stones, Broken Bones (Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2010, New York and UK Tours 2011)
 Charlie Victor Romeo (UK Tour 2008 & Edinburgh Festival Fringe)
 Two Men Talking (West End & UK Tour 2007)

Awards & Nominations include:

Nomination for WhatsOnStage Best Solo Performance Private Peaceful (2012)
Total Theatre Award Winner Swamp Juice  (2011)
Fringe First Winner Screwmachine/Eyecandy  (2005)
Manchester Evening News Award for Best Solo Performance Private Peaceful (2005)


Louise Callow
Louise Callow
Teresa Burns
Teresa Burns
  • Louise Callow
  • Louise Callow


    Most memorable theatrical experience?   Black Watch, National Theatre of Scotland

    Favourite children’s book?  The Silver Sword by Ian Serraillier

    I can’t live without… my fly rod

    Twitter @scamptheatre

  • Teresa Burns
  • Teresa Burns

    General Manager

    Most memorable theatrical experience?   Trilogy, Nic Green

    Favourite children’s book?  The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe by C.S Lewis

    I can’t live without…  coffee!

    Twitter @teresa_burns

  • Molly
  • Molly

    Scamp Dog

    Molly is still settling in at Scamp towers but is hoping to audition for the part of 'dog' in Stick Man very soon

The rest of the team

Contact Us

  • We are here:

    42 Church Lane
    Bedfordshire SG15 6UX

  • ...and here:

    +44 (0)1462 734843