An entertainer for all occasions and teacher of
Circus Skills, Mime & Improvisation.
Peter Optical is a professional performer with many circus skills
and strings to his bow. When not running his extremely
popular Circus Skills Workshops, in and out of schools,
he is regularly storytelling in schools, Libraries and museums or using his other various
skills officiating and performing at Medieval /Tudor themed Weddings plus Medieval
and Tudor themed banquets, feasts, fetes, fairs and festivals. Corporate and other type events can also be catered for. Of course, Circus Skills and Circus Skills Workshops can if required be brought in as part of any of the above plus team building, training days, conferences and multi-activity courses School fetes etc.
Over the years Peter has also been privileged to perform in the presence of members of the Royal Family including HRH Prince Edward 1989. HRH Prince Charles and other members of the Royal Family 1989. Her Royal Highness The Princes Royal June 1991. Her Majesty the Queen & President Mitterrand May 1994. Her Majesty The Queen and Prince Philip Duke Of Edinburgh 2003
Circus Skills Workshops
No Makeup worn for Circus Skills Workshops
Peter Optical has been
Circus Skills advisor on four separate productions of
the hit Circus musical
BARNUM and many other theatre
projects and shows requiring physical theatre/circus skills.
However, his majority of workshops involving circus skills
are in schools; Pre-school, Primary School, Senior and
beyond where all circus skills workshops are tailored in length
and style to suit the requirement of the school.
From stilt walking to storytelling Peter
Optical has amazed and enchanted audiences at home and
abroad. In 1991 Peter formed ‘Stilt
Creations’ from which he developed many highly
visual and entertaining mix & mingle stilt walking
characters’ such as his, (long leg of the law)
Victorian Policeman and his meet & greet concertina
playing Dickensian Gentleman. See Stilt Creations for many
more stilt walking characters to take your event to new
Stilt walking is an authentic skill of
the Medieval and Tudor entertainers, Elizabethan jester,
fool and clown; so therefore a magical, musical and juggling
Medieval or Tudor stilt walker is perfect for Medieval,
Tudor street entertainment plus meet and greet, mix and
mingle at all Medieval and Tudor events including banquets, feasts
and Medieval, Tudor or Elizabethan Themed Weddings.
"We all so enjoyed the Victorian Christmas Fayre at
Worcester and your fine music added to the total effect
and ambience. Next December we look forward to visiting
the Fayre again".
Peter Optical as a Stilt walker is ideal for Medieval and Tudor themed entertainment.
While stiltwalking he can also be a Juggler, jester, magician or minstrel.
Sometimes for stilt walkabouts Peter Optical is accompanied by a dancing, stilt walking puppet fashioned in his own image as a medieval entertainer.
As a professional storyteller Peter
has taken his active storytelling to numerous schools,
libraries, museums and festivals up and down the country
and abroad. Peter’s
storytelling not only paints a verbal picture but is also
enhanced by his animated acting skills.
Now taking bookings for National Storytelling Week 2014
Storytelling, the ancient art of all nations
We are never too old for a Story
Storyteller, writer, musician, director and workshop leader; Peter
has over 35 years experience associated with Schools and
Theatre in Education.
"Your stories were brought to life by your wonderful
The combination of music, acting and use of props resulted
in an unforgettable
experience for the children. It was
an excellent way to begin our book week"
Leigh North Street Junior School
"I had a really good day and part of that was due
to the fact that you told such interesting stories"
Lilly, Greenway School, Royston, Herts
To comply with the new Government directive, ‘Enterprise & Regulatory
Reform’ Peter wishes it to be known that the
many stories he tells are of a fictional nature. However,
it is said, "There is always a little bit of truth
in every story " (from a story kindly given
to him in May 1996 by Israeli Storyteller Sharon Aviv)
Themed Weddings, Banquets and Feasts
Thank you so, so much for all your work yesterday. You were a really brilliant addition to the day, your music was perfect and you really added some Shakespearean authenticity!
Jessica Lusk Artistic Coordinator & Assistant to the Artistic Director
'Themed Wedding Video Link on Themed Wedding Page'
weddings, Medieval banquets, Tudor banquets, Victorian banquets, feasts,
fairs and festivals Peter Optical combines his talents
as a stilt walker, juggler and fire eater with storytelling,
music, magic, mime, and things a little bit silly.
Equity member Peter
Optical is also a registered stage director.
He has full public liability insurance and holds enhanced
and standard disclosure certificates/CRB checks.
Fairs, Schools & Festivals
In all cases Clients will be requested to confirm
bookings by letter, e-mail or formal contract.
note that such confirmations are legally binding.
Based in Essex, as a professional storyteller Peter
has and is willing to travel to the following counties
1. Bedfordshire (Bedford, Luton, Dunstable,
Leighton Buzzard, Biggleswade, Sandy)
2. Berkshire (Reading, Bracknell, Maidenhead, Newbury,
3. Buckinghamshire (Aylesbury, Milton Keynes, Slough,
Buckingham, High Wycombe)
4. Cambridgeshire (Cambridge, Wisbech, Ely, March,
Whittlesey, Chatteris, Linton)
5. Essex (Chelmsford, Basildon, Romford, Southend,
Colchester, Harlow, Brentwood, West Ham)
6. Greater London.
7. Hertfordshire (Hertford, Watford, St. Albans, Hemel
Hempstead, Stevenage, Hatfield)
8. Kent (Maidstone, Canterbury, Bromley, Rochester,
Margate, Folkestone, Dover, Greenwich)
9. Middlesex (City of London, Harrow, Enfield, Staines,
Ealing, Potters Bar, Westminster).
10. Norfolk (Norwich, Great Yarmouth, King's Lynn,
Dereham, Cromer, Hunstanton)
11. Suffolk (Ipswich, Bury St. Edmunds, Lowestoft,
Felixstowe, Sudbury, Haverhill, Bungay)
12. Surrey (Guildford, Croydon, Woking, Sutton, Kingston-on-Thames,
13. Sussex (Chichester, Brighton, Worthing, Crawley,
Hastings, Eastbourne, Bognor Regis, Horsham)