Sat 20th Feb 2016

Sat 20th Feb 2016
Ruskin Hall

Acts (click the act for more info)

Biscuithead and the Biscuit Badgers

From time immemorial these four musicians have stood at the gateway of nonsense begging for peanuts. Spending most of their time trapped in force fields and vortices, occasionally they're released to stalk the streets of Leeds. Then you might hear the plaintive cry of Sam’s tuba, the mournful crow of Dean’s ukulele, the excited jazzy croaking of Bob’s piano or the purr of Matty’s drums.

This band is riotously odd; jolly and engaging but peculiar too. There's a calypso about land hermit crabs, a celebration of David Attenborough, a lament at the passing of dinosaurs.

Have a listen, they might cure you.

Ian Marchant

International performer with High skill, comedy and audience participation . Expect rings to spin, crockery to fly, and lots of fun and laughs to be had all deliverd with charm, wit and signage!

" Some juggling acts are just a loads of balls, but this had a good variety of props and a nice touch of derring-do"Derek Smith, The Stage

Richard McDougall

Richard McDougall is a former World Open Champion for Close Up Magic, and a Gold Star Member of the Inner Magic Circle. A magician skilful enough to dumbfound the keenest eye and flexible enough to interpret your requirements.

The Magic Circle wrote that "Richard delivers intimate, intensely
focussed and exquisite magic" whilst Opus magazine reported "Richard McDougall more than meets any artistic standard you could care to set" and we think they're both right!

Private engagements include five parties for Her Majesty The Queen, including the only private party celebrating her Golden Jubilee; two parties for HRH The Prince of Wales, including his 50th birthday at Highgrove; Millennium night at the Savoy Hotel, London and private parties for Paul Getty and Sir Paul McCartney.

Richard has also performed in over thirty countries for corporate clients including Cartier, Asprey and Rolls Royce. His stage routines have been featured on television in Japan, Columbia, France and the United Kingdom and he was co-writer on the Derren Brown show which won the Silver Rose of Montreux for Channel 4.

"The highlight of the evening...slick and genuinely funny"
London Evening Standard.