Circus Skills ~ Professional ~ Storyteller ~ Stilt walker ~ Circus Workshops ~ Medieval Entertainer ~ Themed Weddings ~ Circus Skills Workshop ~ Schools.

Peter Optical
An entertainer for all occasions and teacher of
Circus Skills, Mime & Improvisation.

Peter Optical Mime Artist

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 heights.

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".
(Graham Roberts.)

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 and Bookweek 2016

Storytelling, the ancient art of all nations

Storyteller, writer, musician, director and workshop leader; Peter has over 40 years experience associated with Schools and Theatre in Education.

"Your stories were brought to life by your wonderful performances.
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

Tudor Days

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'

At themed 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.

Themed Weddings, Medieval Banquets Music, Magic, Storytelling and General Silliness!

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.

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Telephone; 01702 715882

Mobile ; 07947536634

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Weddings,   Medieval Banquets,
Corporate Entertainment, Fairs, Schools & Festivals

In all cases Clients will be requested to confirm bookings by letter, e-mail or formal contract.

Please 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 also:-

1. Bedfordshire (Bedford, Luton, Dunstable, Leighton Buzzard, Biggleswade, Sandy)
2. Berkshire (Reading, Bracknell, Maidenhead, Newbury, Windsor, Wokingham)
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, Wimbledon,)
13. Sussex (Chichester, Brighton, Worthing, Crawley, Hastings, Eastbourne, Bognor Regis, Horsham)

Circus Skills, Workshops, Themed Weddings, Mime, Storyteller