Jolly Holiday – Join the Jones on their Jolly Holiday. Big Mam, Wee Dad, their kids delectable Dolly and the ever naughty ‘little’ Willy push Nana Noreen in her armchair around the beautiful sites of your town. They are joined by Uncle Neville the recently ‘returned’ uncle. This comedy odd ball, seaside postcard family are in search of a jolly good time.
The Adjudicators – impeccably dressed and keen to keep all fun and games fair, they are keen to host their own mini Olympics. All are encouraged to go for gold in a range of daft time trials and silly races, backed by tannoy announcements and completed with an award ceremony boasting its own plinth.
Be Prepared – girl guiding the public into hilarious pack participation. Do a daft challenge, join the pack and win a badge. Also available as Joyous Jamboree; an installation or walkabout with four girl guides in a fully interactive camp.
Price Check – with their scanners, price guns and lovely ‘muzak’ accompaniment the check out girls are ready to mark you up. Are you reduced to clear or could you be a 2 for 1?
Make-Up – bold and barmy makeovers. Tragic tanning and fabulously farcical facials.
Pearl & Deanie – usherettes waving their torchlights to search out talent. Can you snarl like Elvis or put like Marilyn to win a star prize.
Damsels in Distress – two ladies riding their drippy dragons looking for knights in shining armour.
Green Fingered Gals – watering the weedy, pruning the needy, encouraging all to grown tall, these girls will keep your in herbaceous order.
Hard times have forced two former Soviet circus stars out of retirement to once again perform the Russian barr. Time has taken its toll, however, and they are as graceless as geese and weak as kittens. Their comic attempts to throw and catch one of Russia’s foremost young gymnasts are a tour de force of clowning, combined in this show with Russian music and breathtaking acrobatics.
“I never want to do another festival without Swank!! They were such a hit with not only the audiences, but staff, volunteers and other performers” Kim Kelly, Halifax International Buskers Festival, Canada
“The funniest thing at the festival” Tracy Wall, Glastonbury Times 2005