"Like a latter-day Lord of Misrule, the aptly named Dr Philistine regularly turns Convent Garden’s West Piazza into a celebration of the Carnivalesque. During the course of a dizzying 45 minutes, he effortlessly erases the boundaries between social groups, classes, ages and cultures. His audience metamorphoses into a single entity, joined in the universal folkloric laughter that has echoed in Covent Garden since the seventeenth century."

"Catch his show if you can, Dr Philistine’s kaleidoscopic performance brings together those societal elements that have, as Russian semiotician Mikhail Bahktin notes, ‘traditionally been kept distant and disunified’ in riotous, self-referential parodies of conventional social mores."
- Dr Lizzy Welby - Creative and Critical writer, University of East Anglia.

Slackrope Walking - (Rope can be tied to fixtures, or be held by 12 audience members.)
Juggling - (Clubs, Knives and Fire - on or off rope)
Comedy Routines - (with audience participation)

Dr Philistine is Family friendly
Dr Philistine is a member of Equity, and has public liability insurance.

Regular performances in Covent Garden - Please phone to check times.

Also available for:
Corporate Events,
Private Parties.
Birthday Parties

All events considered.

Testimonialsdr philistine rope walker

"Mad Machete Magic in Covent Garden"
- London Evening Standard

"I couldn't believe you got a great audience from nowhere!"
- at York Comedy Festival, June 2003

"I just wanted to write to thank you very much for taking part in our stage event for the launch of Christmas here at Covent Garden Market. Comments I have received during this last week would indicate that it was the best switch-on ever,and for sure, the great effort and enthusiasm you put into the evening contributed to this fantastic accolade. Yours sincerely Sue McAinsh"
- Covent Garden Centre Manager, Dec 2000

Dr Philistine to Dr John "I think I made their day"
Dr John's reply "No you changed their lives!"
- at the Cambria School for Refugee Children, Australia 2010