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Creature Encounter
Puppetry and Animatronics, Storytelling, Walkabout Characters, Promotional Characters
Badger, Birds, Dinosaur, Dragon, Dragon Master, Elves, Exotic Birds, Fairy Queen, Flying Carpets, Fox, Goblins, Jack Frost, Otter, Penguins, Snow Lion, Snowmen, Squirrel
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Creature Encounter and their Fox & Otter Storytelling Cart performing Walkabout
 
 
Mr Fox & Mr Otter can tell you a story or two. Challenge them on their knowledge of fairytales if you can...!
Entertainers in West Midlands
 
Equity Members
About Creature Encounter
Michael Crouch and Jamie Duncombe of Creature Encounter are Street Theatre Alchemists, Theatrical Engineers and Master Puppet Makers, continuing in the proud and ancient traditions of nomadic Showmen. Our mission to turn the world on its head, ignite the imagination by achieving the impossible & serve humanity by re-inventing the Puppet, Clown and Mask for contemporary audiences. We fuse Special Effects, Artistry & Street Theatre Spectacle to create a picture book world of roving eccentrica and performance. Inspired by the belief that Street Arts are the most accessible, democratic and altruistic of art forms, we deliver our exotic beasts in our communities beating cultural & economic hearts. Touching the residents, transforming the space & hoping to leave these communities, our society and this world with a sense that for the courageous heart...anything is possible!
 
Available for Puppet Festivals, Corporate Events, Galas, Shopping Centres and most types of events...
Here are a few of their ideas now available
 

GOBLINS

FAIRY QUEEN

FESTIVE ELVES

PENGUIN FAMILY

Medieval Goblins by Creature Encounter Fairy Queen Puppet Festive Elves Giant Penguins
SNOWMAN FAMILY
The Snowman Family by Creature Encounter
FLYING CARPETS
DINOTOPIA 'Dinosaur'
FOX & OTTER
Flying Carpets DINOTOPIA the Dinosaur Otto & Teddy are an Otter and a Fox who tell stories and challenge minds about fairytales of long ago

FAIRY QUEEN & SIR AURELIOUS

STORYTELLING ELVES

EPICO THE DRAGON

Sir Aurelious & the Fairy Queen by Creature Encounter Storytelling Elves Epico the Dragon and Sir Aurelious his friend are a giant dragon and keep
SQUAWK
BADGER & SQUIRREL
FOX & OTTER
Squawk! Two giant exotic birds by Creature Encounter Acorn Academy with Squirrel & Badget by Creature Encounter Puppetry & Animatronics West Midlands Otto & Teddy are an Otter and a Fox who tell stories and challenge minds about fairytales of long ago
 
GORILLA & HUNTERS
 
Gorilla & Hunters

OTTO & TEDDY's FAIRYTALE CHALLENGE

 

Teddy & Otto are the friendliest, funniest and furriest characters you're ever likely to meet.

 

Join them as they wheel a wooden cart through the crowd, marvel at their ancient relics from the greatest fairy tales ever to be told and test your knowledge in a quiz of fairy tale fantasy!

 

They are ideal for themes such as Fairy Tale, Wildlife, Animals, Wind in the Willows, Storybook or Childrens Literary events.

 

They perform 3 x 30mins or 2 x 45mins sets per day
THE ACORN ACADEMY
 

Professor Bramble the Badger pushes a beautiful gypsy cart which he uses as his mobile class room. He and Head Mistresse Miss Nutella Nutkins are on a field trip, collecting new objects for their show and tell collection. These objects intern become part of a game of "Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?" each introduced to the children by a puppet guest lecturer. The game allows children to discover the wonders of the Natural History as they handle real fossils, minerals and other materials.

 

Ideal for themes for Spring, Woodland, Natural History, Conservation, Fairy Tale, Wildlife, Animals, Wind in the Willows, Storybook or Childrens Literary Events.

 

They perform 3 x 30mins or 2 x 45 mins sets per day

SQUAWK!  

 

Meet adventurer Captain Jon Voyage and his avian amigos, two vibrant birds in all the colours of the rainbow. Help them explore their surroundings with inquisitive beaks and joyful squawks, marvel at their exotic beauty, make your friendship felt by stepping forward for a bright and brilliant photo with the Captain. Please remember, they won't bite but they may decide on being friends forever!

 

Ideal for themes such as Carnival, Tropical, Jungle, Zoological, Spring, Easter, Valentines Day Love Birds.

 

They perform 3 x 30mins sets per day  

DINOTOPIA
 
 
Meet the adventurer Captain Jon Voyage and his beautiful dinosaur, Odysseia the parasaurolophus, torn from the pages of a Boy's Own adventure and ship wrecked on our shores. Help the captain as he studies his map, in an attempt to return the beast to the late cretaceous period of The Land that Time Forgot. Or make friends with Odysseia and help her understand that not all humans are barbaric cavemen & women.  Whether you join them on their quest, or pose for a selfie you are sure to have a Jurassic lark!
 
ELVES (FESTIVE)

 

Two colourfully dressed elves carry a spectacular swaying eight foot tall tower of presents. Armed with quill, clipboard, pocket watch & whistle Head Elf Horris attempts to keep their delivery on schedule, as Junior Elf Norris struggles and clowns with the teetering tower of presents. Both elves are ever watchful for people with names on the list of those who have been good!

EPICO THE DRAGON & SIR AURELIOUS JONES
 

Sir Aurelious Jones, the pirate knight, gathers a crowd and chooses three children from the audience. Having passed three tests and won the Golden Breastplates they accompany Sir Aurelious on a quest to find and tame the beast! In the Dragons Lair the children meet Epico and must rescue Sir Aurelious from certain death before teaching him how to become friends with the dragon. Having saved his life, the children are knighted before leaving the heroic world transformed. At the end of the show there will be a once in a lifetime opportunity for all to get up close and personal with biggest, brightest & most beautiful creature ever seen. You could make friends...but only if you dare!

 

Ideal for themes such as Fantasy, Magical, Fairy Tale, Medieval, Historical, Re-enactment, The Hobbit, St Georges Day, St Davids Day, Halloween.

 

They perform for 3 x 30mins shows per day

PENGUIN FAMILY (GIANT)

 
Meet Crumpet the Elf and the penguin family, with a passion for fish these inquisitive larger than life birds follow Crumpet wherever he goes. Interact with these beautiful creatures give them a stroke and pose for a photo. Banter with Baby Egbertah and Urving Mackerel the talkative fish supper, they are certain to put you in the festive spirit.
Combining animatronic costumes, traditional puppetry, strong characterisation and witty banter, these gentle giants and their rumbustious charges are sure to enchant at any Christmas, Ice or Winter themed event.
 
Suggested themes are Christmas, Winter, Fire & Ice, Wildlife, Environmental, Birds
 
Performance timings are 3 x 30mins or 2 x 45mins per day
 

SNOW LION

  

From the Forests of Eternal Snow pads the giant white lion. A mythic emblem of this season celebrating the light of human kindness in the depths of winter's darkest days. Accompanied by the Red Queen and her servant, the lion offers protection to this powerful feminine archetype, herself a role model for young girls seeking an alternative to Mother Christmas. Come forth and witness the mystery and majesty of the largest lion to walk the earth, be certain to step forward for a photo with these magical characters and take home a memory of the light in the darkness! Combining animatronic puppetry, spectacular costumes, magical characters and music into an experience like no other.

 

Suggested themes are Christmas, Winter, Snow & Ice, Santa's Grotto, Lapland, Pantomime, Childrens Literary Events, Storybook, Magical Lands.

 

They perform for 3 x 30mins per day

 

SNOWMAN FAMILY 'The Winterbottoms' with JACK FROST 
 

Allow Mr Frost the butler to introduce the Victorian Snow Family...Presenting the esteemed Lady Euphemia Winterbottom, her husband Major Berty and their little urchin Baby Snowflake. With his business interests in the Far North failing and his assets frozen the Major has hit the sherry. In response the hard times the family now work the mix n'mingle circuit spreading festive cheer. Combining music, animatronic puppetry, prosthetic masks, stunning costumes and comedic improvisation the Winterbottoms bring the spirit of the season into colourful life.

 

Suggested themes are Christmas, Winterval, Fire & Ice

 

Performance timings are 3 x 30mins or 2 x 45mins per day

SNOW LION

  

From the Forests of Eternal Snow pads the giant white lion. A mythic emblem of this season celebrating the light of human kindness in the depths of winter's darkest days. Accompanied by the Red Queen and her servant, the lion offers protection to this powerful feminine archetype, herself a role model for young girls seeking an alternative to Mother Christmas. Come forth and witness the mystery and majesty of the largest lion to walk the earth, be certain to step forward for a photo with these magical characters and take home a memory of the light in the darkness! Combining animatronic puppetry, spectacular costumes, magical characters and music into an experience like no other.

 

Suggested themes are Christmas, Winter, Snow & Ice, Santa's Grotto, Lapland, Pantomime, Childrens Literary Events, Storybook, Magical Lands.

 

They perform for 3 x 30mins per day

 

SQUAWK!  

 

Meet adventurer Captain Jon Voyage and his avian amigos, two vibrant birds in all the colours of the rainbow. Help them explore their surroundings with inquisitive beaks and joyful squawks, marvel at their exotic beauty, make your friendship felt by stepping forward for a bright and brilliant photo with the Captain. Please remember, they won't bite but they may decide on being friends forever!

 

Ideal for themes such as Carnival, Tropical, Jungle, Zoological, Spring, Easter, Valentines Day Love Birds.

 

They perform 3 x 30mins sets per day  

STORYTELLING ELVES

 

Two colourfully dressed elves Horris and Norris push a crumbling cart loaded with the iconic relics of famous fairy tales. Re-imagining these tales with themselves at the centre of the action and offering children the chance to try on Cinderella's glass slipper, lay their head on Sleeping Beauty's pillow or touch a golden egg!

AIRELIOUS JONES & THE FAIRY QUEEN
 

Pushing a wooden cart through the crowd, Sir Aurelious Jones brings smiles, laughter and the chance for the brave to witness true magic! Aboard the cart stands a small tent which hides a secret. No less than the last surviving Fairy Queen! Aurelious will invite those inquisitive souls to step forward, peer inside the tent and witness this most precious pint-sized person. Proving that even the smallest of us can leave the biggest impression, the Fairy Queen will touch your heart and leave you wishing for the magic to last forever!

ARABIAN KNIGHTS FLYING CARPETS

 

From across the desert sands come legendary storytellers Ruby Murry and Baba Ganush on their magical flying carpets. Played in the style of Victorian men and their magnificent flying machines mixed with the slap-stick comedy of a Bernie Clifton style ostrich illusion. These colourful, comic characters demonstrate powers of flight and levitation, whilst enchanting all with their tall tales and terrible jokes collected from the far flung corners of the globe.

GOBLINS

 

The Goblins have arrived! Prince Oddness and his servant Grotsick are questing to find a new Princess, auditioning members of the public they bring their topsy-turvy perception of our world into magical life. But whose foot will fit the enchanted glass slipper?

Entertainers for hire - West Midlands

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