The Yorkshire Medieval Performer - Jester, Comedy Cabaret and Street Theatre

Are you looking for a Yorkshire Medieval performer? This act has over 30 years experience in comedy cabaret and street theatricals.

He learned to fire eat & juggle in 1985 while working at Harrogate Theatre and continued to mix his acting with street performing ever since. 

Mixing a distinctive blend of comedy, spectacle & fun, the Yorkshire Medieval performer is a regular performer at The Tower of London & numerous English Heritage sites. This year he will be at The Robin Hood Festival for the his 30th year & The Robin Hood Pageant for his 28th. Last year he took his fire show to Spain & the year before had a week in Switzerland.

The Yorkshire Medieval performer has performed all over the world as well as numerous TV appearances, even fire breathing on the radio!

The largest crowd he’s performed for is 80,000 as a football juggler at The Stade de France.

He was commissioned for new shows by Nottingham City Council for the Millennium celebrations in 1999, Manchester City Council for the Commonwealth Games in 2002 and Nottinghamshire County Council for the Olympics in 2012 which was performed for many of the torch ceremonies around the country.

SKILLS

  • Fire
  • Juggling
  • Stilts
  • Uni-cycling
  • Magic
  • Comedy

STYLES

  • Street shows
  • Meet & greet
  • Walkabout
  • Compere
  • Cabaret

COSTUMES

  • Contemporary
  • Medieval
  • Victorian
  • Elizabethan
  • Roman (ish)
  • Pirate
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The Shows

  • Inflameia
  1. Thrills, spills, danger and stupidity.
  2. Featuring fire-eating, fire-breathing, and fire juggling. 
  3. It’s a fire show basically!
  • Gravity Schmavity
  1. It's manic, it's wacky, and, cor blimey, it's even zany!!! 
  2. Proof that 30 years of practice have been wasted!
  3. Clubs, balls and knives flying through the air.
  • Vignette
  1. {n. vin-’yet} - short, impressionistic scenes that focus on one moment or give a particular insight.
  2. A lifetime’s career of street circus in thirty minutes.
  3. A little bit of everything set to some cracking music.
  4. Fast, frenetic & fun.
  • Walkabout
  1. Creating havoc, mayhem and hilarity amongst the crowds with daredevil feats of stilt walking, juggling and uni-cycling (although not all three at the same time!)
  2. Miscellaneous entertainment by design.

The Yorkshire Medieval Performer - Jester, Comedy Cabaret and Street Theatre Feedback

Fab day at Goodrich Castle today, thank you for making us all laugh and being a spectacular performer.

Steph Hampton, Goodrich Castle (August 2018)

Fantastic shows by The Yorkshire Medieval Performer at Goodrich Castle. Diablo, juggling, fire eating and fire breathing. Simple superb performances for children and adults

Andrew Lewis, Goodrich Castle (August 2018)

Brilliant performance in a great setting - He worked the challenging wind direction (hope the chest wasn't too singed!) and interactive crowd. Kept our party of teens entertained and talking about the performance. Really pleased we broke our journey west at Goodrich Castle and caught the Yorkshire Medieval Performer!

Aijay Dee, Goodrich Castle (August 2018)

We had a fab day at old Sarum today. Second time we've seen you there this year- Brilliant! Even our moody teens cracked a smile. Thank you!

Becky Barber Mclean, Old Sarum

I saw him today at Goodrich castle with the kids and loved every bit of it what a great show. You had me in bits and the show was brilliant!

Ginger Bradney, Goodrich Castle (August 2018)

Thank you for the great entertainment today at Goodrich Castle! My lot thoroughly enjoyed the show!!

Claire O’driscoll, Goodrich Castle (August 2018)

Fabulous show at Osborne House today, Rob was very funny and engaged well with the whole audience. Very entertaining for young and old(er).

Nicola Chastney, Osborne House (June 2018)

Such a fab show at Old Sarum. worth the entry fee on its own! My daughter looked at me and said – “so how do I make this my job?” So you are inspiring twenty somethings to eat fire!

Georgi Fancett, Old Sarum (July 2018)

We were all entertained in the middle of a pretty grotty day in the rain at Osborne House today. From fantastic fire breathing to impromptu juggling and witch trials. Rob was both witty and engaging in what must have been less than ideal circumstances. Our kids loved the show and he dealt very well with my son’s amazingly inaccurate throwing which seemed to encourage a “who can throw the club furthest from Rob” competition amongst the other children helping the event. Thanks and good luck. We hope to see you again.

Simon Tams, Osborne House (June 2018)

Brilliant show, well done. We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, thank you!

Donna Peters , Goodrich Castle (July 2018)

Brilliant saw the show today at Goodrich castle kids loved it and he makes adults laugh

Lisa Bradney , Goodrich Castle (July 2018)

Fantastic show that amazed and entertained young and old

Andre Lewis, Goodrich Castle (July 2018)

Thoroughly enjoyed the show. Something there for everyone, not sure who laughed loudest, my five year old or me! Great skills and wonderful entertainment. Highly recommended!

Abigail Simpson , Goodrich Castle (August 2018)

Always the best reason to go to Wrest Park always funny to watch

John Rosmini , April 2016 (Wrest Park )

I caught The Yorkshire Medieval Performer at Carisbrooke Castle. Having worked in the entertainment industry I can honestly say the fire show was one of the best acts of its kind I have ever seen. He was funny, entertaining and so at ease with the audience. There was something for children and adults alike and I would highly recommend him for any event. He was highly respectful of our site and took health and safety seriously, a complete professional from start to finish!

Hannah Brewer, Carrisbroke Castle (August 2019)

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