Welcome to the entertainment bible. The holy grail. An irrististable index of top acts throughout the ages. Follow us on a journey through time as we present to you, the top act from each time period throughout the last 1000 years! That’s a whole millenium!
Our journey begins with one of our biggest creature acts..
4th Century – St George and the Dragon
St. George’s Day is a celebration of the patron saint of England, who was a Roman soldier and a Christian martyr in the 4th century AD. He is best known for the legend of slaying a dragon that terrorized a city and rescued a princess who was offered as a sacrifice. St. George’s Day became a national feast day in England after the Battle of Agincourt in 1415, when the English army invoked his name and won against the French. The legend of St George lives on and is celebrated every year! Given the info, it’s not a suprise our most popular act for this point of our timeline is St George.. And the dragon!
14th Century – Pirates
Pirates have existed for a long time, since at least 1353 BCE or even earlier. They plundered goods from other ships and coastal areas in different regions of the world, such as the Mediterranean, the Atlantic, the Indian Ocean, and the Caribbean. Some pirates were government-sanctioned privateers, while others were outlaws who sought adventure and freedom. Pirates faced various enemies and challenges, such as ancient Greek and Roman navies, Barbary pirates of North Africa, and Henry Morgan and Bartholomew Roberts, some of the most famed pirates. Pirates also had distinctive features, such as Blackbeard’s flaming beard and the popular culture’s image of the 17th-18th-century Caribbean pirates. Pirates are fun, they’re feisty and they are well renowned throughout history! So as you can see we certainly favour pirate themed entertainment over this time period. We have on offer for this time in history, pirate performers on roaming ships, pirate games, pirate stilt walkers and pirate bubble performers too! We also have a couple of mermaids floating about too..
15th Century – Jesters
A jester, court jester, fool or joker was a member of the household of a nobleman or a monarch employed to entertain guests during the medieval and Renaissance eras. Jesters were also itinerant performers who entertained common folk at fairs and town markets, and the discipline continues into the modern day, where jesters perform at historical-themed events. During the Middle Ages, jesters are often thought to have worn brightly colored clothes and eccentric hats in a motley pattern. Their modern counterparts usually mimic this costume. Jesters entertained with a wide variety of skills: principal among them were song, music, and storytelling, but many also employed acrobatics, juggling, telling jokes (such as puns, stereotypes, and imitation), and performing magic tricks. Much of the entertainment was performed in a comic style. Many jesters made contemporary jokes in word or song about people or events well known to their audiences. Jesters are hilariously and notoriously entertaining, no wonder they’re so popular for events! They’re still very common present day too! Hence being a treasured favourite since the 15th century. To book jester themed entertainment is to book guarenteed fun for all!
18th Century – Rococo Ladies
The Rococo style began in France in the 1730s as a reaction against the more formal and geometric Louis XIV style. It was known as the “style Rocaille”, or “Rocaille style”. It soon spread to other parts of Europe, particularly northern Italy, Austria, southern Germany, Central Europe and Russia. It also came to influence the other arts, particularly sculpture, furniture, silverware, glassware, painting, music, and theatre. Although originally a secular style primarily used for interiors of private residences, the Rococo had a spiritual aspect to it which led to its widespread use in church interiors, particularly in Central Europe, Portugal, and South America. Rococo fashion is delightful, beautiful and highly pleasing to the eye. This act is a level of perfection between aesthetics, photo-opportunity and comedy. Because darling, perfection is everything, and our Rococo character performers will not let you forget it is so.
1900s – The Wind in the Willows
The Wind in the Willows, book of linked animal tales by British writer Kenneth Grahame that began as a series of bedtime stories for his son and was published in 1908. The beautifully written work, with its evocative descriptions of the countryside interspersed with exciting adventures, became a classic of English children’s literature. This act Mr Toad’s Cabinet of Curiosities is our very own, unique take on this classic English tale. It’s an incredibly mix of hilarious characters, highly skilled circus acts and beautiful aesthetic finishing. From a roaming character or cabaret act to an on stage performance, this act has much to offer bringing great justice to this great English tale. Perfect Old English entertainment for events.
1920s – The Silent Movie
A silent movie is the beginning of all motion picture! A very early movie with no audible dialogue. As we all know early movies didn’t have the technology we have today so grey scale was the only option, and a great success at that! This act, inspired just by this popular theatrical creation based in the 1920s really is a blast from the past! The characters are paintly purely in greyscale and look completely out of place to the eye, and that’s what’s so beautiful about it. Experience this silent movie act great your guests or roam your event taking poleriods and giving them out to your guests as a very special memoire. A truly unique entertainment experience. This act may be a speaking or silent role depending on your event needs and remains a truly incredible movie themed act.
1970s – Disco Heads
We are all familiar with disco! Disco is a genre of dance music and a subculture that emerged in the 1970s from the United States’ urban nightlife scene. Its sound is typified by four-on-the-floor beats, syncopated basslines, string sections, brass and horns, electric piano, synthesizers, and electric rhythm guitars. And what’s more disco then.. DISCO HEADS?! Our Disco Heads are fun and peppy and are 70s incarnate. With amazing energy and emitting wonderful disco vibes. Wait till you see them under the colourful lights! They have many different costumes to choose from, this is a snap from one of our more formal events!
1980s – TransformerBot
Transformers is a series of science fiction action films based on the Transformers franchise of the 1980s. Everyone wants to meet a robot.. So meet our real life Transformerbot! With a full body of LEDs, this robot act is one of our most illuminated acts yet! Fully roaming and mobile, our TransformerBot is incredibly interactive and brings great nostalgia to those who know the series! And if you don’t, this is simply an awesome robot act and perfect for all robot event entertainment.
2000s – GlowBot
Technology has come a long way over the last millenium! Our lives are filled with it and it creates for some interesting and revolutionary acts. LEDs have changed the way we present and experience things and with LED stage performances and LED robot entertainment being made famous on stage by David Guetta’s show in the 2000s.. We present to you, the MoonBots! Modern and glowing! This glow trio is sure guarenteed to captivate your guests, provide amazing photos and really give that feel of the pumping clubland feel! Incredible LED robot entertainment for all events.
Present Date – The Greatest Showman
The Greatest Showman is the most current and glamorised circus creation to date. As we all know (especially as we can’t get the songs out of our heads), it’s a film is based on the story and life of P.T. Barnum, a famous showman and entertainer, and his creation of the Barnum & Bailey Circus and the lives of its star attractions. This is based on a TRUE STORY. The characters are real, the passion and the despair is real. This being such a popular themed the last couple years, that brings us to our Cirque Du Valerian collection. A complete all singing, all dancing circus extravaganza! From death defying aerialists and twisted contortionists to amazing hula hoopers, incredible jugglers and all kinds of other unimaginable circus and theatre skills! Hire your very own circus today!
The Future – CopperBot
Ahh the future.. Who can predict what the future will be? Will it be slick and seemless or will it become dystopian and barren? Only time will tell.. but for now we present to you CopperBot! With a dystopian feel and impressive electronics, this robot is highly realistic – the way it moves, talks and operates. The LEDs and chest peice are programmable so they can include logos and visuals of your choice. Perfect for event advertisement and company logos.
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