The Hobbit – Newly Revised And Published

Pleased to announce our newly updated ‘The Hobbit – A Musical‘ has been published today. Based on Tolkien’s epic tale of wizards, elves, dwarves and goblins who seek the ‘pale enchanted gold’ guarded by the fearsome dragon Smaug. Full of catchy tunes and magical moments, it’s a truly entertaining take on a well-known story.

‘The Moon’s Revenge’ – Newly Revised And Published

We’re delighted to announce the completion of another new musical ‘The Moon’s Revenge’. Based on the much-loved story by Joan Aiken, it is a delightfully ‘dark’ tale of Seppy, a lad who loves to play his fiddle, his sister Octavia who is cursed by the Moon never to speak and their search for seven lost shoes that dirtied the face of the Moon. Very dark. Very dramatic.

Stuff And Nonsense At Christmas – 7 Episodes for Radio

Available now, our favourite Christmas version of Stuff and Nonsense, adapted for radio by John Mills. Seven 30-minute episodes full of great songs and Christmassy Jumblies to entertain all ages. A celebration of the work of Edward Lear including the well-known Owl and The Pussycat, The Jumblies, The Pobble Who Has No Toes, The Dong With A Luminous Nose, and many, many more of your favourites.

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And Then There Were Four …

Our Jumblies are so excited to welcome the fourth flexible musical to their ‘Stuff And Nonsense’ Suite …. ‘Stuff And Nonsense On Tour‘.

Stuff And Nonsense On Tour‘ has the same storyline, humour, characters and memorable tunes of the original but has now been crafted for as few as 5 performers plus MD, which makes it ideal for touring or for Festival performance.

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Listen to music extracts on our website

Oh! What A Night!

  • Excitement, anticipation.
  • Nervous energy, tummy-wobblings.
  • Dry mouth, cold hands.
  • Audience arrives, plenty of smiles.
  • Applause and great concentration.
  • A super evening, heroic performances recorded for posterity.
  • Will anything come of it?
  • A wonderful team of tumbly Jumblies bringing the nonsense of Edward Lear to life.
  • Fabulous.
  • Thanks to everyone who made this possible, here’s to a successful onward journey. xxx

Tickets Available Now

‘Stuff And Nonsense –The Musical’


A brand new musical presented by The Runcible Players for local and national charities.

For one night only … The Runcible Players are delighted to present ‘Stuff And Nonsense – The Musical‘ at The Cossham Hall, Thornbury on October 13th at 7.30pm.

This madcap reading-performance tells the exuberant tale of Edward Lear and his tumbly Jumblies as they journey through his strange imagination. Full of catchy tunes, witty one-liners with plenty of limericking, it’s a show for the whole family and is crammed full of Stuff and Nonsense characters – Old Foss, Dr Calico, the Dong, Aunt Jobiska, the Yonghy Bonghy Bo, Jolly Pobble and the Quangle Wangle Quee!

Email with your name and number of seats you want to reserve. Suggested donation of £10 adults, £5 children, payable at the door.  All proceeds to ngs and local hospice charities.

I have to go now … I’m having another nonsensing!’