Stage Name John Stoate (Stoateriety) Availability Full Time Location Rawtenstall Lancs. Equity Member yes Travel for General Shows within the UK Travel for Birthday Parties Within 50 miles Contact Name John Send Email
I operate the big booth show, which is particularly designed for larger outdoor events, such as larger steam fairs and agricultural shows
Punch and Judy -Other shows & educational works
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.
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.
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.
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!.
Sadly, because of my style of show, and weekend availability,(Or the lack of it!) I do not usually cater for parties.
Special for Birthdays
I have been an equity member for many years And am also a member of the PJF, The BPMTG and Puppeteers UK.
Member of PJF? Puppet Guild? etc. List your memberships.