The Lion Tamer - a silent-movie circus show for all ages

Bash Street Theatre
Bash Street Theatre
Bash Street Theatre

Bash Street Theatre's show for indoors.
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Taking books now for October 2017 to march 2018!

THE LION TAMER is one of a trilogy of silent movie shows from the award-winning Bash Street Theatre Co.
Inspired by the comic genius of Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin, it has been specially designed to tour village halls and small-scale theatres.
It’s a melodrama full of action, pathos and silent comedy, combining circus skills, slapstick humour and live piano music to recreate a black-and-white movie from the golden age of the silver screen.
A ‘two-bit’ circus has arrived in town. It’s run by a crooked showman and his long-suffering assistant, and they are running out of acts. So when a down-at-heel traveller arrives looking for work, he is given an audition. But he takes on more than he
bargained for when he is persuaded to become a last-minute replacement for ... The Lion Tamer!
THE LION TAMER is inspired by the 1928 Charlie Chaplin film ‘The Circus’ and follows in the style of our two successful silent-movie street theatre productions, CLIFFHANGER! and THE STRONGMAN.

Bash Street Theatre

Established in 1991 Bash Street has an international reputation for delivering exciting and dynamic street theatre shows. Using live music, silent comedy and physical theatre, the company weaves stunts and circus skills into stories of heroes and villains.

"A great show. Classic characters, funny and full of surprises."
Tim Smithies, director of Carn to Cove, rural touring scheme

MORE INFORMATION screen version
Video available to view on the website.

Marketing information
* Available for booking from October 2011.
* Suitable for all ages, families and older generations.
* Promoters Info web site page with downloadable images and other information (password protected).
* Sample A4 posters/A5 leaflets with a space for promoters to overprint.

Technical requirements
* Level performing area of 6m wide x 6m deep, with a height of at least 4m.
* Good access for unloading with parking facilities (vehicle 7m long).
* Close access to 240-volt electricity power supply.
* Length of performance: approx. 90 minutes (including 20 minute interval)
* Set-up time: Three hours.
* Get out time: Two hours.
* Public liability: £5 million.
* Risk assessment available.




23 Botcheston Village Hall, Leicestershire
24 Thurgaton Village Hall, Notts
25 St Paul's Baptist Church Hall, Skegness
26 Woodhouse Eaves Village Hall, Leicestershire
29 Thomas Cranmer Centre, Main Street, Aslockton, Notts

1 Worcester Arts Workshop, Worcestershire
2 Alfrick and Lulsley Village Hall, Worcestershire
3 Edingale Village Hall, Staffordshire
4 Bedworth Arts Centre, Warwick


4 West Lulworth Village Hall, West Lulworth, Dorset
5 The Exchange, Sturminster, Newton, Dorset
8 Adamsdown Primary School, Adamsdown, Cardiff, Wales
9 Derwendeg Primary School, Hengoed, Caerphilly, Wales
10 Bryn Bach Primary School, Tredegar, Blaenau, Gwent, Wales
11 Soar Chapel, Merthyr Tydfil, Gwent, Wales
12 Coed Cae Community Centre, Ebbw Vale, Gwent, Wales
25 Ruan Minor Village Hall, Cornwall
26 Carleen Village Hall, Cornwall

7 Cape Cornwall School, Cornwall
8 St Mary's Town Hall, Isles of Scilly
30 Veryan Parish Hall, Cornwall

8 SpArC, Bishops Castle, Shropshire
15 The Burrell Theatre, Truro
21+22 Exeter Northcott Theatre, Exeter
29 The Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe

12 The Poly, Falmouth
22 Waun Wen Community Centre, Porth, Wales
23 Barry Island Community Centre, Wales
25 Frosterley Village Hall, Durham
26 Bowes & Gilmonby Parish Hall, Durham
27 The Glasshouse, Wrexham, Wales


6 Sterts Arts Centre, Upton Cross, Cornwall
13 North Hill Village Hall, Cornwall
20 Epworth Hall, Helston, Cornwall
21 Tremayne Hall, Mylor, Cornwall
26 Nancegollan Village Hall, Cornwall
27 Dobwalls Memorial Hall, Cornwall
6 Maker with Rame Community Hall, Cornwall
9 White Rose Primary School, New Tredegar, Caerphilly, Gwent Wales
10 De Valence Pavilion, Tenby, Pembrokeshire Wales
11 Gilfach Goch Community Centre, Gilfach Goch, Porth, Mid Glamorgan Wales
12 Edith Bankes Memorial Hall, Northop, Mold, Clwyd Wales
13 Carrog Village Hall, Neuadd Carrog, Corwen, Denbighshire Wales


13 Lelant Village Hall, Cornwall
14 The Dracaena Centre, Falmouth, Cornwall
26 St Norbert’s School, Crowle, North Lincs
27 Wootton Village Hall, North Lincs
28 Scawby Village Hall, North Lincs
4 Sterts Arts Centre, Upton Cross, Cornwall
5 Leedstown Village Hall, Cornwall
19 & 20 Acorn Arts Centre, Penzance, Cornwall


Simon Pullum / JoJo Pickering
Bash Street Theatre Co.

35 Belgravia Street, Penzance
England TR18 2BL
Tel: +44 (0)1736 360795
Roz am Poullou
29690 Locmaria Berrien, France
Tel: +33 (0) 2 98 99 80 32