John Stoate (Stoateriety)

The big booth Mr. Punch

255a, Bacup Rd.
Rawtenstall, bb4 7pa.

(01706) 603448,mob. 07866826460.

Stage NameJohn Stoate (Stoateriety)
AvailabilityFull Time
LocationRawtenstall Lancs.
Equity Memberyes
Travel for General Showswithin the UK
Travel for Birthday PartiesWithin 50 miles
Contact NameJohn
EmailSend Email

Punch and Judy -Other shows & educational works
I operate the big booth show, which is particularly designed for larger outdoor events, such as larger steam fairs and agricultural shows
Additionally I have a School package,which covers various aspects of the National Curriculum, including social & economic History, and materials usage. My show tends to follow the 'Showman' tradition, and is about image and audience participation.

My Experience
I started in Street Theatre back in the 1970's. Became associated with 'Mr. Punch' in the early 80's as a 'Major', And have been performing the 'Big Booth Show' in my own right since about 1985.Featuring either 'The Pace Egg Play' or 'The Mr. Punch Show' both shows have always been well received.

Schools Programmes
I have an enhanced disclosure certificate, and can structure shows to fit particular topics in most instances (given sufficient notice) I also usually include a talk, with Q&A session on the making & operation of the various types of puppet, including other cultures where possible, ie; Balinese shadow theatre.

Outdoor Work
The majority of my work is outdoor, due to the scale of my booths, I specialise in larger events, and even have a specially-built caravan, which doubles as a Theatre!.

Special for Birthdays
Sadly, because of my style of show, and weekend availability,(Or the lack of it!) I do not usually cater for parties.

Member of PJF? Puppet Guild? etc. List your memberships.
I have been an equity member for many years And am also a member of the PJF, The BPMTG and Puppeteers UK.


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