From performing at Brighton Festival, Ragroof Theatre bring their ever popular dress to impress tea dances to Market Harborough. Throughout Sunday hear scintillating rhythms come from resident disc jockeys Desert Ivan Discs and Champagne Charlie, whilst and instant dance classes from Dorothys Shoes will ease you onto the dance floor. Enjoy dazzling dance displays from Ragroofs glamorous girls and boys. And of course tea and cakes will be on sale to keep you refreshed and energised for an afternoon of fun and frolics!
‘Witty moving, energetic and well executed… Ragroof Theatre captures the past, without ever being sentimental.’ Angus MacKechnie Watch This Space at The National Theatre
In the best traditions of Wimbledon the restrained and polite umpire tries to mediate between the increasingly frustrated American ace John Mucinrow and his unsuspecting passing opponents (the public!). In the end most disputes have to be settled the British way…
…one-on-one sudden death Swingball
“Anyone for Tennis is a hilarious act. The Fairly Famous Family claimed the streets with their energetic, interactive and compulsive performance.” Paul Talbot, Jersey Arts Festival
Bringing their beautiful performance Until Now to the outdoors for the first time, come and experience this beautifully improbable acrobatic adventure, with a little magic and a few surprises. A poetic universe is fashioned from joyful flips and harmonious balances with effortless and breathtaking elegance.
“Mimbre is a contemporary acrobatic company consisting of three women with energy enough to power the national grid.” British Theatre Guild
Meet Doris, Marge and Mary – Britain’s only formation shopping trolley team, as they descend on Market harborough in their suped-up shopping trolleys!
These ladies have seen and done it all and are now having a rare old time! Marvel at their routines and get down with their pumping sounds.
Everyone takes notice of these loud grannies.” The Grannies were a highlight of the festival” – BBC Liverpool
A dazzling acrobatic duo who have won first prize at 5 international street festivals with their acrobatic skills, cutting edge comedy and ever popular g-strings.
Returning by popular demand these chaps are bringing their unique brand of wit back to Market Harborough.
Avanti Display have toured The Spurting Man right around the world from New York to New Zealand, so don’t miss this internationally celebrated show, which for the first time is coming to Arts Fresco in the Park. This show employs both the comic and the lyrical qualities of water. With his long suffering assistant, he performs the comic core of the show, presenting a sequence of water comedy. A gradual increase in scale of water effects develops into a spectacular climax that includes a chorus of human fountains dancing to music.
“Expect awe-inspiring visual effects as jets of water strikingly lit, gradually turn the area into a giant nocturnal fountain” The Times (London List Magazine)
SWANK have developed a reputation for visually dynamic and totally accessible high quality interactive character comedy. Working in Britain, Europe and the world at large they will be at Arts Fresco in the Park. Be guided by “Val Keen” and “Babs Eager” as they lead the general public into riotous pack participation. Come and join these good time guides in their monstrously merry movement. Whether ‘Ging Gang Goolying’, or simply ‘Doing My Best’, everyone is a badge winner. And ‘be prepared’ for….. Pearl & Deanie, the big, the bold, the beehived usherettes extraordinaire, wielding wit, warmth and torchlights. These lovable ladies search out the hidden talent in us all. Can you pout like Marilyn Monroe? Lipcurl like Elvis? Or sing like S Club 7? Now is your opportunity to ‘reach for the stars’ with Pearl & Deanie and win your very own SWANK lollipop.“The funniest thing at the festival” Tracy Wall, Glastonbury Times 2005
A silent clown with a gentle style, combining physical comedy, balancing feats, an array of juggling skills and uninhibited audience participation. Vinny makes the straightforward seem impossible and the seemingly impossible look easy. Vinny is a simple fellow who is easily confused, he can’t tie a shoelace and has a memory like a sieve but with a little help from his friends in the audience he is somehow able to perform astonishing feats of balance and co-ordination.
Come and be part of a contemporary ‘terracotta army’ of thousands of clay figures, creating a unique record of Arts Fresco in the park.
Deamon and Doppelganger have delighted young and old at all of the worlds most renowned festivals so come along to get your hands dirty and surprise yourself“No1 in the Top 5 Alternative Glasto Experiences” Undercover Magazine August 2004