Stage Name Professor Frank Welsh Availability Full Time Location Solihull, West Midlands Equity Member yes Travel for General Shows worldwide Travel for Birthday Parties Anywhere - but with additional travel costs. Contact Name Frank Welsh Send Email
Clowning, stilts, balloon-modelling, magic, face-painting, games
Punch and Judy plus - Magic? Balloons?
20 years as a professional entertainer, including: 7 years resident Punch and Judy man on British beaches, corporate and private events, and bringing fun to adults and children with disabilities. Punch and Judy with an audience of monoglot Chinese children was a stretch, as was a Riding for the Disabled event when after a few minutes it became clear that most of the audience were profoundly deaf, and Punch's swazzle was being interpreted in BSL. Everyone seemed happy, though.
As a qualified teacher and lecturer, I have very much enjoyed taking my puppet show and workshops into schools and colleges, whether for end-of-term or Christmas-themed fun shows, or something where a bit of social history was threaded through - museum and arts centres have often booked me with that sort of thing in mind
Happy to do just P&J at intervals, or combine it with walkabout puppets/clowning/magic. No set-piece, static magic outdoors, though.
Packages to suit the time and the purse - from half an hour to a 2 hour spread. Magic production of special presents for birthday child. Punch, Magic, games (everyone gets a prize, which I provide) and clowning.
Special for Birthdays
Punch and Judy Fellowship (20+ years), Equity, Clowns International, Coventry Magic Circle
Member of PJF? Puppet Guild? etc. List your memberships.