Street Theatre to tour the district
Published date: 11 July 2019
Published date: 11 July 2019
Get prepared for an exciting summer of street theatre as acts of all kinds tour the district to entertain residents.
This year’s annual Street Theatre programme will run from 11am until 3pm on selected dates and venues between 24th July and 6th August.
The shows will be touring the district with performances at Bromsgrove Recreation Ground, Wythall Park, Catshill Meadow, Sanders Park, Hagley Park and Rubery St Chad’s Park.
“Une Femme Exposée”: The story of a diva fallen on hard times. After losing her lover, her career and her wealth Katinka finds herself transformed into La Clocharde, a homeless bag lady with one objective; the show must go on! Acrobatics, 10 hula hoops, ridiculous ballet on pointe shoes made from traffic cones and audience participation make an engaging and absurdly comic performance.
“Calamity Jane” wins the hearts of the audience as she hot foots it from the saloon bars of the Wild West. She’s a rootin' tootin' cowgirl with a trusty steed Lightnin'. She just wants to lasso, throw her knives and get herself a boyfriend but it soon becomes clear how she got her name.
Wonder Woman: Diana, the International Woman of Mystery, introduces herself then changes into Wonder Woman while hula hooping and escaping the evil laser rings that Dr Evil throws her way.
Nat Lunatrick: Magical feats of manipulation, audience participation routines, improv comedy and witty banter build towards Nat’s one of a kind finale on a GIANT unicycle! Knives are thrown, fire is eaten and one lucky audience member will get to set his head on fire!
Mr Wow: The Mr WOW show is exactly what it says on the tin. This bendy foolish chameleon-like clown loves anything that makes him “WOW”!
The Afrikan Warriors: Direct from the dusty streets of Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, The Afrikan Warriors bring the finest East African acrobatics to Bromsgrove. Their high energy show includes rope-skipping, tumbling, limbo, human pyramids and dance. Having performed at street festivals and in circuses across the world, they know how to put on a show to leave everyone smiling.
Dick Danger: The Dick Danger Show should have a public health warning attached to it. How can one man be so stupid? Dick hasn't a clue but he is prepared to find out how close to physical injury he can get without actually hurting himself.
Fatt Matt the Acrobat: The Fatt Matt show is full of world-class circus skills and is delivered with exquisite showmanship. Having worked in circus for 20 years, and trained under Russian and Chinese tutelage, he performs a completely unique show that leaves all audiences impressed. Playing a ukulele whilst standing on his head, no hands on the ground, balancing three eggs upon a chopstick upon his nose and performing the legendary one armed handstand upon a tower of pint glasses.
Visitors are welcome to bring chairs, tables and picnics to enjoy during the shows.
There will also be additional entertainment and activities* including: Glamba Drumming Workshop, Andy Casserley Music Workshop, Animalmania, Steve Kaos Circus Workshop, Face Painting, Twistina Balloon Modelling, Teach Me Music, Children’s Craft Activities, Juanita Hula Hoop Workshop, The Owl Man, Owl Demos, Explore Learning, Wolly the Clown and Catering Stalls.
Most activities are free but there is a small charge for face painting, bouncy castle and rides and craft activities.
*Please note that not all activities will be at all events.
Cllr Phil Thomas, whose portfolio covers leisure services, said: “Keep the whole family entertained during the school holidays and save yourself the stress of bored children. Our Street Theatre events get more and more popular each year and with even more shows right across the district, I’ve no doubt that this year’s will wow the crowds with daredevil tricks, magic and plenty of comedy.”
For a complete list of dates and performances click here.