THE VISIONARY

WISDOM BEYOND KNOWLEDGE

Faith  Free
Street  Prophet
Psychic
Mystic
Sorceror
of
Our Times

Dramatic
Funny
Enthralling
Thought  Provoking

“modern street theatre at its

immersive best – hilarious, ridiculous

and yet mysterious and subversive.

By the end we are left equally baffled and enlightened, wiping away tears

of delight, and you want to see it all over again.”

Joe Mackintosh (CEO Out There Arts)

PROCLAMATIONS,  PREDICTIONS,  ILLUSIONS  &  PANIC

MAXIMS,  MAGIC  &  MAYHEM

“I’ve no idea what

!'ve  just watched,

but it was

brilliantly bonkers! 

I loved it" 

Debs B : audience member

“Had so much

fun at this!

very funny

&       

quite insane"

Cat Loriggio 

cultural strategegist

producer

creative director

SOCIAL SATIRE,  PHYSICAL COMEDY,  VERBAL  DEXTERITY  STRADDLING  BOUNDARIES  of  REALITY  &  PERFORMANCE

• Made in 2021 •  Developed in 2022 •         

The Visionary aims to challenge stereotypes, celebrate diverse ways of being, question modern ways of living, poke fun at extremism, promote inclusivity

& be

ENTERTAINING,  DRAMATIC,  FUNNY,  DIFFERENT,  OUTDOORS  & "OF THE STREET"

Performed with Matt Rudkin

created with guidance from Outdoors Sensei Bill Palmer of Avanti Display

“I do want people to have a great time and enjoy themselves, and I think that’s what it’s all about really, ... but somehow I don’t feel good unless I feel that they’ve gone away and thought about it or something...the after effect, the after taste is what I’m really after.” 

Joe Strummer of  The Clash (guru from beyond) 

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smallest scale

New for 2023 a version with just the 2 professional performers

For festivals and events that don't have the funds or facilities for community engagement.

mid scale

A core number of prescribed roles, involving puppeteering, manipulation of objects and acting, such as plants in the audience or dressing up in costumes and causing chaos.

large scale

Building on the core roles, we work with local individuals and groups

We offer creative workshops involving prop and costume making, dancing, singing & acting.

Special interest groups can bring their delights to the show.

We encourage creative input from all participants

Over the past year we have worked with a huge number of individuals and a very diverse selection of groups :

Norfolk Steam Punks, Lowestoft Martial Arts Club, Hull Beaver Scouts, a 60 piece community choir, County Care adults with learning disabilities and autism, primary schools, Top Limitz street dance school, Broadway Bellas dance school, Swing Nutz seniors dance company, Playmakers Youth Theatre Group...

Flexible in Scale

 

Diverse opportunities for

community engagement and participation 

 

&  NEW for 2023 :

a self-sufficient 2 person show

Developed to be booked off the shelf

or working with local people.

There is great scope for

genuine community involvement,

with diverse groups and individuals

to play a creative part in the show.

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“Absolutely Loved This”

Slow Theatre Company

“I saw your show, it was so amazing!! We were all laughing so much, kids, adults, all of us. Really want to see it again!”

Grace Barry-Tait : audience member

"Levitation for real and in real life… Jon Hicks and The Visionary scary and very, very funny and other amazing stuff."

Jens Frimann Hansen (Director at Helsingør Teater & Passage Festival)

“great show mine and my 4 year old daughter's favourite show of the festival. X ” 

Jason Parr : audience member

Directed by Flick Ferdinando & Mark Tillotson

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