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About Doorstep Shows

During lockdown we have developed some smaller scale shows which are ideal for performing in front of people’s houses, in gardens or up their back alleys! They can be used as part of a hyper-local community strategy to reach out to those shielding, to the families of key workers or just to provide a boost for a village in lockdown.

Featuring psychic plants and maritime mateys they are a perfect antidote for these turbulent times.

Show duration is approx 25 mins and we can perform up to 5 in a day.

These shows can also be performed outside of venues such as community centres, village halls, care homes and day care centres (in their car parks or grounds for instance) with each show catering for a small number of pre-booked, socially distanced audience.

The following video includes clips of our performances for the Doorstep Gigs programme run by Jack Drum Arts for communities in the 3 Towns Area Action Partnership (AAP) in County Durham during 2020.

The Big Bloomers Sunshine Show

About the Sunshine Show

From his mobile potting shed table gardener Hugh Bushey Babcock shares his green fingered secrets. Meet Saskia his psychic Sunflower who can guess people’s favourite vegetables and see the deadly dangerous Giant Carrot Chopper in action. Prepared to be amazed and entertained!

What to Expect

Hugh and Saskia perform a series of magic and mind reading tricks sure to brighten anyone’s day. The table on wheels neatly contains a sound system and all the show props for easy access and transportation. The friendly, convivial and inclusive style will encourage lots of audience participation and socially distanced interaction.

The Cabin Fever Pirate Show

About the Pirate Show

Captain Bullock and Bosun Bell bring you maritime mayhem, magic and mirth direct from the Captain’s Table. Marvel at our seafaring mateys in this nautical extravaganza.

What to Expect

Bringing eccentric experiments, magic tricks, and hilarious feats of derring-do to your doorstep. The table on wheels contains a sound system and all the show props for easy access and transportation. The friendly, convivial and inclusive style will encourage lots of audience participation and socially distanced interaction.

The Belladonna the Witch Halloween Show

About the Halloween Show

Belladonna the Witch accompanied by her pet fly Aristotle the Bluebottle perform a series of spooktacular tricks that are sure to bring some fun and magic your way this Halloween.

What to Expect

Belladonna and her fly arrive with their eerily festooned table that plays top Halloween tunes and neatly transports all the props. Mind reading and invisible card magic all feature building up to the most dangerous trick of them all “The Giant Finger Chopper”. To finish everyone gets to join in with the Time Warp!

The Rockin’ Robins Christmas Show

About the Christmas Show

The Rockin’ Robins will flock to your door with festive magic and fancy footwork. On their quest for a swinging nest they will spread Christmas cheer and share their joy of jiving.

What to Expect

These two cheeky birds arrive with their festively trimmed table that plays seasonal tunes and neatly transports all the props. Audience participation is a must whether reviving a dropping holly ball or cavorting to the Birdy Song. The finale features a swing dance routine to the tune of Red Red Robin with a fantastic hand jive section where the audience is encouraged to join in.

How to Book

Click on the button below and book some family friendly fun for your community.

Bell and Bullock’s charm and approachable nature means they are a constant hit with our audiences and never fail to amuse, entertain and delight anyone and everyone they engage with.
Martin Wilson, Director, TIN Arts
THANK YOU so much for your hard work at Saltburn Food Festival on Sunday. We have had loads of great comments and good feedback RE your involvement, and I personally loved seeing you all there.
Lorna Jackson , Organiser, Saltburn Food and Drink Festival
Bell and Bullock are a fantastical duo that keeps audiences of all ages amused, inspired and captivated. The creative concepts, costumes, personalities and performances are unique and inventive. They are also both professional and dependable.
Joanne Michelle Burke, Arts Development Officer, South East Northumberland