Karen Bell and Dafe Bullock met in their home town of Bristol whilst attending training at Fool Time and discovered a shared passion for circus, clowning and street theatre. Karen went on to do the Drama degree at Newcastle Poly and lured Dafe up north to join her. Together they founded Bell and Bullock in 1991 after a few too many scrumpys and a bet that ended in them forming the duo.
Karen later attended the School for Fools and Physical Theatre courses at Circomedia leaving Dafe with a list of props to make and a few household chores to keep him out of trouble. His background in marine engineering, relentless imagination and a fascination with all things mechanical enabled him to turn fantastical ideas into ingenious reality.
Lead by their training in clown, all their performances have a gentle and playful manner. With a wealth of experience they are able to coax even the shiest of children (and adults) to join in. Their aim is to entertain, delight and to send audiences of all ages away with a smile on their face.