Artistic Director :- JOHN BALLANGER BA (HONS), OND (Bus.Stud.).

Responsibilities and duties :

  • Researching, writing, devising and directing productions.
  • Client liaison from initial enquiry, formulation of proposals and budgets through development and completion.
  • Contracting appropriate freelance performers, designers and technical staff.
  • On-site liaison with venue management, caterers, sub-contracted companies and client.
  • Interviews for television, radio and press inc. photo-calls, advance publicity and reviews.
  • Master of Ceremonies, Cabaret, Character & Mask work in interactive performance.
  • Consultant on all aspects of event management.
  • Experienced Tutor of physical theatre and circus skills.

2005/08 Productions include :

  • Shakespeare's Fools with the Musicians of the Globe; Neuss,Germany, Dubrovnic, Chester Festival, Poole Arts Centre and Mexico.
  • Jester of the Globe and musicians; Shakespeare Festival Gyula, Hungary.
  • Festival of Fools, Muncaster Castle, Cumbria. Entertainments: Tower of London, Faversham Hop Festival, Kentwell Hall, Knebworth & Middle-Aston House and Xscape, Milton Keynes.
  • Physicality of the Fool: masterclasses at the National Centre of Performing Arts, Mexico.
  • Circus skills workshops for Oxfordshire County Council & Talentstop Summer school.
  • Corporate work includes motivational workshops, conference break-outs, after-dinner speaking and entertainments particularly at Christmas.

Shakespeare Festival, Gyula Hungary, 2005

1985 - 2000

Formed Fools Paradise Theatre Productions to create 'A Medieval Extravaganza', with the New London Consort; Queen Elizabeth Hall, Barbican, Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, touring Greece & Athens Festival. Also as a resource base it provides a large pool of freelance professional artists under a single artistic direction and management.

Download the complete CV (1985 to Present) here.