running away from the circus

Outdoor Arts / Immersive Theatre / Unique, Bespoke and Comedy Entertainment.

 
 

Photo by JMA Photography

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“A cunning collection of rabble-rousing sweethearts” – Velvet Magazine

Hocus Pocus Theatre make playful and thought provoking, interactive theatre. Whether it’s bespoke walkabout entertainment, outdoor family shows with puppets, cheeky cabaret acts, pop-up installation or a whole venue immersive take-over, expect colourful, comic characters, attention to detail and a touch of magic.

UNIQUE

Hocus Pocus Theatre has an array of unusual characters and walkabout acts but we love to create bespoke work too and cater to your audience needs. So if you want some comic interactive fun for your next event…

 
 

Photo by Mori

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We love performing in the great outdoors where our shows can be accessible and enjoyed by all. Family outdoors arts and street festivals are the perfect place for our shows. These shows have been performed in public spaces, in parks, on streets and as part of some of the best International and Street Arts Festivals in the UK as well as touring internationally this year to the International Puppet Festival in Ghent, Belgium. Take your pick from two self-sufficient shows, solo shows one with an environmental theme and one clown show.

Our indoor, immersive shows are a big yearly event now in Norwich where we’ve got to know our audiences intimately so we can show them a good time. An obsessive eye for details means we create sumptuous sets to explore and keep the audience interacting with the story. With large casts of multi-skilled collaborators we take audiences into the unexplored depths of familiar venues, with a twist at every turn and pack these events with unforgettable enchanting encounters. Lose yourself in another world of unexpected encounters.

One of our specialties! From meet and greet to on the street we can add that extra special something to almost any event. Walkabout gets us up-close and personal with audiences, playing and interacting with them in a unique, fun way. Masters of disguise and witty repartee our larger than life, interactive characters, play the fool and provide surreal comedy to unexpected places. We have performed walkabout internationally in France and for clients including The Royal Opera House and a meet and greet for HRH Prince Charles.

 

BUNCH OF CLOWNS!

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CLOWN ABOUT TOWN

SOLO OUTDOOR SHOW

A clown on the run, wanted for a crime she didn’t commit! In trying to prove her innocence, she finds that the silver lining is daring to be yourself in a world trying to make you like everyone else.

A joyous celebration of what it is to be human with slap-stick comedy, puppets and silly dancing. Suitable for all ages.

BUNCH OF CLOWNS

WALKABOUT CLOWN TROUPE

An ensemble of between 2-10 gorgeously styled clowns, with individual quirks, to roam as an ensemble and create spontaneous moments of joy for people in walkabout entertainment style. There are flashmob moments with whole company dance routines, comedy scenes, songs and improvised mayhem so as to respond to the audience in true clown style.

CLOWNING AROUND

CLOWN WORKSHOPS

Artistic Director, Lucy Enskat is an experienced clown, performer and workshop facilitator. Her clown workshops are for all ages and abilities to enjoy the liberating freedom of clown and play just for fun. Through games and exercises learn to connect with the audience; with your fellow performers on stage and embrace your perceived flaws in all their comic glory.