Bob & Bob Jobbins
Bob & Bob Jobbins have been entertaining with the very best of roaming entertainers since 1981 and have appeared at thousands of events throughout Europe. They combine great visual ideas and strong comic characterisation with a saucy mix of surreal end of the pier banter. If you want the usual weary formulaic idea of 'street theatre' practiced by so many holiday camp mountebanks, then look in the phone book under "Uncle Funny the children's Entertainer". If however you want brilliantly inspired, gorgeously absurd and genuinely hilarious comic performance, then you've come to the right place.
The Lighhouse Keeper's Cottage
A dinky, fully furnished, lighthouse keeper’s cottage and striped red and white tower complete with revolving seagull. The lighthouse keeper - a retired seadog who rambles through a vast arsenal of comic stories and anecdotes about kippers, guillemots, oyster smacks and the never ending menace of bird’s mess! "Lighthouse Willie" invites you and your children to step into his cosy cabin and enjoy it’s comfy ambience, and watch our animated films about "Lighthouse Willie’s Adventures". In between shows, audience members can peer through the cabin’s portholes and watch more stopmotion animation whilst listening to the dialogue on headphones. This comic show / installation marks a new departure for Bob & Bob Jobbins, combining some of the elements of bold, comic street theatre, amazing props and construction. With the unique visual magic of stop motion animation. This is the first of a series of animation booths which will feature new comic characters and quirky constructions. The lighthouse show was premiered at appledore visual arts festival in June 2010. The lighthouse show is perfect for maritime and other events. The lighthouse show can be booked as a stand alone theatre performance /installation. It can also be booked with an additional days animated film making workshop (children’s films can then be shown in the lighthouse) or a lighthouse / maritime model making workshop.
The Air Ace
A gung ho, handle bar moustache Jonnie in a horribly realistic miniature Spitfire aircraft. The show is chock full of authentic mess room banter and wizard wheezes, along with a cracking soundtrack from The Dambusters. Gloriously absurd and hugely entertaining, the show is absolutely spot on for air shows, kite festivals and other family fun day type jamborees. Chocks away Ginger! Perfect for the many air show events this year.
Sire Ralph Luvvie
A reprises on of street theatre's favourite characters in his superbly upholstered red velvet armchair.The epitome of high camp chic: thrilling theatrical anecdotes, silly songs and all in all a veritable coup de theatre. As seen on Blue Peter and many other televisual broadcasts.
The Singing Fireman
Featuring Fireman Stan in his tiny electric fire engine and his gloriously shiny helmet. Listen as he belts out a medley of wicked pop toons from the charts, accompanied only with his trusty toy saxophone and maracas. This is one of our most popular street theatre shows and has been enjoyed by thousands of children, women of a certain age, and uniform enthusiasts. Yow it's hot, hot, hot!
The Glding Pirate
Sailing the ocean blue in his tiny pirate galleon regaling those lucky landlubbers with gloriously ribald salty seadog stories and shantytastic ditties. Andy why not?
Especially formulated for the many maritime events around the country - features a miniature electrically powered speed boat captained by an old nautical seadog camping it up on the high seas. Expect a rollicking 30 minutes of hi energy disco classics from the 70's. It's a camp sauceboat of a show -performed in the best possible taste that is suitable for adults and children alike. Carry on shipmates!
The Gliding Santa
A spectacular Yuletide entrance in his sumptuously ornate electric gliding throne dispensing season's greetings to all. For your Christmas event why not book the most alternative, quirky and entertaining Santa in the business. BIG TRAIN: featuring a large man in a small train plus a lot of groovy tunes. Plus a train related workshop for children aged 4 -12 years: they will be able to make 3d trains, boats, cut outs of I.K Brunel and many other goodies.
The Naughtiest Noise in the Galaxy
A tricycle mounted booth in which are played some of the rudest noises in the cosmos. Children enter the 'chamber of tromps', swoon at the pop posters within, gaze into the hall of mirrors and relax in the superb ambience of tongue in cheek rudery. Adults earwigging outside can only stand back in awe and marvel at this stunningly executed coup de theatre.C
Children's Creative Workshops
They have an exciting range of workshops and creative activities for children and families which are ideal for shopping centres, festivals and community events. Using durable, brightly coloured plastic shapes, children can make and decorate their own 3D pirate ships, houses, windmills, trains, castles and more. Their workshops can be tailored to a specific event or theme of your choice such as Mother's Day, Halloween, Easter etc,. They can often devise a workshop to at theme of your choice.
Stewart Collins, Henley Festival
Southern Daily Echo
Nigel Gossop, Portsmouth City Counci