About Us - Monkey Trousers Theatre

About Us

Who are Monkey Trousers Theatre?

Charlotte Whitten and Fran Lewis write, produce and perform original shows for children's theatre in and around Bristol. They are the creators of the interactive storytelling adventure for preschoolers, Mr Gotalot's Pop Up Shop, and the hugely popular theatrical sitcom for children and families, Mr Gotalot's Gotalot Shop.

Fran Lewis, Creative Director, Monkey Trousers Theatre.

Fran Lewis

The first book that Fran ever wrote was about six pages long and mainly involved her characters being stranded on desert island with only a family of sentient coconuts for company. Thankfully, her writing has somewhat evolved (and hopefully improved) since then, and she now spends a great deal of her time concocting stories for Monkey Trousers Theatre about Mr Gotalot and his magical shop.

Charlotte Whitten, Creative Director, Monkey Trousers Theatre.

Charlotte Whitten

Charlotte is co-Creative Director and Lead Puppeteer at Monkey Trousers Theatre. Her performance career began in London on the New Act circuit for stand-up comedians. Moving into sketch comedy and sitcom writing, she was then shortlisted in the 1997 Channel Four Sitcom Writing Competition.

Latest news

Happy Birthday to Us! Six Years of Brilliant Children’s Theatre in Bristol

Hey, did you know it was our birthday in April? That's right, six years ago we performed the first episode of our children's theatrical sitcom, Mr Gotalot's Gotalot Shop, for the very first time in Bristol to a sell-out audience! Here's a look back at how we did it, and everything else we've done since then...
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How Does Children’s Theatre Work Online?

Bristol is a great place for entertaining the kids: there's plenty of green spaces, museums, cinemas, shops, family events, and of course... theatre! But what do you do when everything is closed? Where do you get your fix of brilliant children's theatre if all the venues are shut?
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