Defying Gravity
with Tom Rolfe
Circus Skills Performer, Juggler, Unicyclist, Rola Bola, Diablo, Circus Skills Workshops, Balloon Modeller, Magic, Puppets, Cabaret, Street Entertainer, Panto Workshops
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Defying Gravity with Tom Rolfe


Entertainer based in North East covering areas such as:

Cleveland, Durham, Northumberland, North Yorkshire, Teesside, Tees Valley, Tyne & Wear

Equity Member
Tom has got to be our youngest performer on the books to date, but don't let his age fool you...
...born in New Marske, Tom had seen many events and galas that included jugglers, unicyclists and clowns but didn't think much of it at the time. That was until he appeared in 'Cinderella' at the forum, as a member of the ensemble. With a star line up of cast members including Penny King form Coronation street, Sylvia from Bad Girls, Bodger and Badger and... "oh, yes, a speciality act going by the name of, 'Andrew Vanburen' and his assistant 'Allyson'". From this point in rehearsals and the first few performances Tom engaged his attention towards this fantastic speciality routine which included; porcelain plate spinning, juggling and much more.
Once the run of the show was well underway Vanburen offered to teach Tom his unique skill of juggling in between shows. By the end of the run Tom had picked up some basic skills in juggling and Diablo and he then went on to improve his ability and performance techniques, to live the dream of performing much like his idol 'Vanburen.'
Since then Tom has gone on to perform across the region in a wide range of different events from cabaret style acts, hotels, galas, fetes, open days, weddings, campsites and more.
Tom Rolfe as Defying Gravity Children's EntertainerPotty about Panto
A brand new roadshow brought to you by Defying Gravity!
Available in schools since 2010.
The workshops (aimed at the ages of school years 3-6) tell the history, origins, traditions and superstitions of pantomime.
Tom teaches the group about different characters, good v's evil and comedy timing.
Throughout the one hour sessions Tom tells the group pantomime facts, how men play women and girls play boys, how good enter from the left and the bad from the right.
The sessions are split up into two parts. For the first section the group sit and learn about all of the different pantomime facts and for the second part the class is split up into smaller groups. In the groups they put on there own mini 'potted' pantomime stories.
Subjects include: Aladdin, Jack and the Beanstalk, Goldilocks and Cinderella. 
All Potty Pantomime workshops include colourful scenery, music, professional costumes and props.  
Great fun for children for all ages.
Defying Gravity with Tom Rolfe Circus Skilled Performer
Holiday Resorts
Tom is now offering for Holiday Camps or Half Term holidays, a full day of balloon modelling and circus skilled workshops PLUS his 45 minute cabaret in the evening for a special rate booking fee
Defying Gravity with Tom Rolfe Street Theatre Shows
Defying Gravity's "Krazy Circus Show" - Winter Matinee Show
Show consists of high speek juggling, unicycling, balloon modelling, puppets, magic, plate spinning, comedy,  balancing stunts, modern high tech glow in the dark circus skills, diablo, foot ball juggling, audience participation, colourful costumes, backdrops and much more.
As a fundraiser show for church halls, community centres, village halls, etc.  A funfilled show lasting one hour including interval and then 'have a go' circus workshops afterwards.  Full show including PA, circus merchandise, poster and much more...
Pirate Pete's party show by Defying Gravity
Pirate Pete's Pirate Show or Circus Skills Children's Party includes :
Pirate ship - ideal for photo opportunities after the performance / during the party 
Juggling, Unicycling, Plate Spinning, Puppetry, Magic, Themed music, Props, Set, Costumes
Audience participation, Balloon Modelling - including a huge pirate hat for the pirately birthday person  and much more....
Tom's recent credits include:-
Panto's in Barrow, The Forum Theatre Billingham , Middlesbrough Little Theatre, Saltburn Community Theatre, Gresham Gala, Durham City Festival, Durham Bike Ride, Prince Bishops Shopping Centre, Christ the King Primary School, Darlington Town Centre, and so much more....
May 2014
   Entertainer for hire
Book with A.R.C. Entertainments 01740 631292