The Battling Butlers – a new indoor touring show

“Old man, look at my life, I’m a lot like you were…” Neil Young

Juggling babies, toddlers on stilts and teaching young Joey to ride his first unicycle…

These are all part of everyday life for showman, Joe Butler, in this poignant, family love story involving the ever-changing relationship of a father-and-son double act, The Battling Butlers.

What sort of parent actually encourages their five-year-old to play with fire?

In an acro-balanced relationship, who gets to crack the whip?

Would you suggest your teenager take up knife-throwing?

Find out the answers to all these questions, and more, in Bash Street Theatre’s new indoor touring show, The Battling Butlers.

Using a unique blend of physical theatre, circus skills, original songs and live music, The Battling Butlers is a study in role-reversal and the inevitability of change, as the old order makes way for the new.

Taking bookings from mid February 2023


Basic Technical Requirements

• Performance Fee plus travel, accomodation and subsistence.
• Performing area of 5m x 5m, with a height of at least 3m.
• Access for unloading, and parking facilities (7m long vehicle), free of charge, close to the venue.
• Performance time 90 minutes not including interval.
• Get-in time is 3 hours.
• Get-out time is one hour.
• We have public liability insurance (Indemnity £10,000,000)