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The Battling Butlers – it’s a family affair

It’s helter-skelter, roller coaster, death-defying, dangerous…life on the road is never straight forward for single dad, Joe Butler in this poignant, musical celebration of the ever-changing relationship between a father-and-son, street theatre double-act.

Using a unique blend of circus skills, original songs, live music and magical illusions, The Battling Butlers is also a story of the circle of life as the old performer makes way for the new. And it really is a family affair, presented by father and son, Simon Pullum and Lochlann Pickering, with original live music from Julian Gaskell.

Available to book as:

  • An Outdoor Show – 1 hour 40 min (including 20 min interval)
  • An Indoor Show – 1 hour 40 min (including 20 min interval)
  • A Festival Show – Two x 40 min outdoor shows

Here are some audience comments from our first few shows in Cornwall, Devon and Wales:

“What a great performance, absolutely fantastic! Loved the songs, the magic and the chemistry. You cannot beat a live show, and this takes some beating!” – Andy Shaw, Portland Royal Manor Theatre Co.

“Best show I have seen in years and years. Lots of laughs, brilliant for nostalgia, great story. Totally fab…something for everyone”

“Thank you. You stole my heart. I loved it all and fell for every joke. Superb music too.”

“Like going to the circus but better.”

“Wow, what a fantastic, fun filled evening.”

“A privilege to share in this show – a brilliant reminder of what showbiz used to be like. Great fun, emotional entertainment. Thank you so much.”

“Thank you for a fantastic show. We all need some magic in our lives.”

“Captivating…a story told with love.”

“Funny, poignant, musical fun…brilliant Battling Butlers.”

“Excellent entertainment for all the family. Loved the music and magic, but the story was beautiful too.”

Based in Penzance, in Cornwall, Bash Street Theatre has built an international reputation over the last 30 years, performing silent-comedy, street theatre shows throughout the UK, Europe and beyond. The show is suitable for family audiences.

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Basic Technical Requirements

• Access for unloading and parking facilities (7m long vehicle) free of charge and close to the venue.
• 240v power supply.
• Get-in time is 3 hours.
• Get-out time is one hour.
• We have public liability insurance (Indemnity £10,000,000)

Outdoor / Festival Version
• Performing area of 7m x 7m, with a height of at least 3m.
Indoor Version
• Performing area of 5m x 5m, with a height of at least 3m.