Scarlet Pimpernel

"There is something more important than logic:

the imagination." Alfred Hitchcock

Pins and Needles Productions is an award-winning, female-led theatre company in Bristol, based on a strong Director/Designer partnership between Emma Earle & Zoe Squire.


We create imaginative theatre for all ages and are passionate about finding playful ways to tell stories full of heart, humour and magic. 


We are well known for our bold & imaginative adaptations of children’s books.  Our most recent show OI FROG & FRIENDS!, produced by Kenny Wax Family Entertainment, has been nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Family Show 2020.  In 2018, we won the UK Theatre award for Best Show for Children and Young People for LITTLE MERMAID, co-produced with the egg, Theatre Royal Bath. 

We pride ourselves on the strength of our relationship with venues and producers, and have longstanding connections with partners throughout the UK, including the egg, Lyric Hammersmith, Kenny Wax Family Entertainment, Les Enfants Terribles, Midlands Arts Centre, Leeds Playhouse, Waterside Arts Centre, and Tobacco Factory Theatres. 


Pins and Needles’ aim is to work as collaboratively as possible, and one of our biggest strengths is the diverse range of artists we have worked with.  From actors and animators, composers and lyricists, lighting and sound designers, to movement directors and projection mappers, we are endlessly amazed by the talent out there.