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Hogarth – Acting Troupe | UK

Hogarth actors have been performing for fifteen years and present fantastic actors for any event. They include meet and greet, mix and mingle actors who can create comic characters from Royal Guards to comedy security guys, club hosts and hostesses to gangsters and molls. The also design and create living statues such as Jack Frost, Ice maidens, Greek, bronze, cupid and carnival statues.

They can bring to life many historical characters from Dickens’ Fagin and the Artful Dodger and have researched and created the likes of Queen Victoria, Charles Darwin and H.G. Wells.

If you have a theme, they can devise interactive characters and acts that suit that theme from ghostly Halloween characters, weird aliens, mystical wizards, Alice in Wonderland, themes based on eras, music, colours, books and films.

Hogarth regularly perform acts that become the focal point of the evening for example Charleston dancing, murder mysteries, comedy fight sequences to music, bespoke sketches that feature or reference clients and staff, fake police raids, mini pantomimes and much more. Their team of writers regularly create bespoke murder mysteries, comedy sketches, presentation and motivational speeches even plays!

Their extensive wardrobe and prop store allows them to have the highest quality props and costumes adding that authentic touch to the evening and ranges from unique hand made Father Christmas Costumes to clothes from all eras including Tudor, Victorian, Charleston and contemporary.

People regularly say to Hogarth: “We’re having this event – have you got any ideas…?” We specialise in answering that question with an original, entertaining and tailor made performance.

Acts Available Include:

Alice in Wonderland - Interactive Caterpillar

For that psychedelic experience, engage the Caterpillar from Alice in Wonderland to entrance your clients. The character sits with a hookah pipe, surrounded by magic mushrooms and invites people in to sit next to him and ‘trance out’ while he philosophises over their fortuitous futures.

Alice in Wonderland – Adult Burlesque Strip

Innocent little Alice discovers her adventurous side when she drinks the forbidden potion and nibbles the intoxicating fungus. Then things take a naughty turn as she looses her inhibitions! A comedy burlesque act with a surreal twist.

Wimbledon

Game, set and match! Hogarth offer players, both male and female from the twenties through to the present day. They can operate on their own or in groups, performing eye catching moving tableaus, hilarious comedy exercises, spoof tennis matches, interaction with the clients or they can stand in a tennis setting as living statues.

Ascot

Invite the posh upper classes to your party or promotional event, except they come with a difference. These Ascot Ladies and Gentlemen, along with the jockeys, will perform comedy horse races – without the horses! As walk about characters they can drunkenly interact with your clients and create a great atmosphere.

Body Painted Models

These stunning body painted characters make excellent living statues. They are very eye catching and available in any colour! Apart from operating as statues, they can also walk around your venue, holding poses as a moving montage. It is hugely effective and amazing to watch. The costumes also adapt for stilted characters.

Businessman Living Statue

To represent the urban environment, this windswept city businessman stands in front of a backdrop of the Embankment complete with street lamps lit with working pea lights. He has his umbrella, hair and tie all blown back, with papers fluttering from his brief case.

Greek Living Statue

The ultimate living statue on a classic white plinth, adds Beauty and romance to any event be it wedding, garden party, or festival. Using painted muslin and live ivy for that authentic effect. For maximum impact the statue can be situated in a doorway, archway, on a terrace or even a garden pond or waterfall. Statues can stand alone, work as a pair as lovers entwined, or several as a picturesque Grecian tableux, static or moving.

Ice Maiden and Snow Queen Living Statues

Perfect for a winter themed party, these two statues can appear on their own or together. They come complete with stunning dresses, body make up, specific lighting and can be positioned on plinths.

Head in a Box

For any Horror, Halloween or Spooky theme, engage the ugly hunchback Horace to wheel around his box. The surprise is that inside the box, is the living head of his wife Esmeralda. They entertain the public, not least by encouraging the ‘grape in the mouth’ game.

Augusta and Beavis

Lady Augusta is an eccentric aristocrat who is past her prime. Kept in check by her long suffering butler, Beavis, the pair can make their way round your event interacting with the guests to hilarious effect. She thinks she’s still got it, he knows she’s lost it. The act works well as meet and greet or walkabout characters.

Royal Guards

The Royal Guards are the perfect meet and greet / mix and mingle act and can be booked singularly or as a group, giving the guests the perfect introduction to the evening, greeting the guests as the arrive. The guards also work well as a comedy version, giving the guests plenty to laugh about. People love having their photographs taken with the Royal Guards! They can perform from one to four hours.

Grannies

Gladys and Edith are bright as buttons and sharp as razors, they happily bimble their way through the chaos of modern life. Naïve and critical as only a granny can be, they tackle tricky issues head on, such as the state of fashion, the price of corn plasters and the attitude of modern youth. They are good at knitting and love a good dance, although they haven't quite kept up with the youth of today. For them an ear trumpet is modern technology!

Compere Available:

Hogarth can also provide an MC/compere for your event. This can include:
- Calling in for dinner
- Announcing the top table
- Introducing the guest speaker
- Conducting the Loyal Toast
- Announcing coaches
- Conducting charity raffles and auctions
- Interview guests and members of the public
- Research and deliver short contextual speeches regarding relevant subject matter

Testimonials:

"Thank you so much. Please pass on our huge thanks to the actors who came to our party last night. They were all absolutely amazing and just made the party. I hope they enjoyed the night as much as we did. Once again, thank you for organising the actors, and please let them know they were exceptional."
- Private Client

"Edmund and Anna were fantastic at the events. They really added an extra dimension to the sessions."
- Sita UK

"Anna was great – everyone loved her at the interactive caterpillar she performed brilliantly"
- Marryat Ltd

"The guests were extremely entertained by the actors, especially the ones at The Robin Hood."
-Spirit Pub Company

"The story teller was amazing. He made the most of the facilities given to him and he was a pleasure to work with. Without doubt, if we ever need a story teller for future events he would be a perfect candidate for sure. I appreciate your efforts in helping us with this event and I have no doubt Beatwax will be demanding your services again in the near future!"
-Beatwax

"Just wanted to drop you a line to say the actor’s at Scott’s b’day (think Abi organised them) on Saturday night went down a storm, they were brilliant. When everyone found out they were gobsmacked that they had been so sucked in!! Would definitely use them again for another event, worked so well."
- Anglo Irish Bank Corporation Ltd

"The actors were the perfect mix of outlandish and subtle - and the actress who played Anna was especially superb! I think our dinner party has become the talk of the Putney social circuit and its one people wont forget for awhile. Only downside is that I suspect a fair number of our friends are plotting their revenge!!! Thanks again - it was a perfect evening. Please pass on my thanks to the actors."
- Private Client

"Just a little note to say a huge thank you to you and your team for helping us make Orange Cinema – A Night of Fright – a huge success. Look forward to working with you on the next event."
- M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment

”Thank you so much for the most fabulous bunch of entertainers organised for our client party last week - what a great group of people! … Ed and the boys (I love the fact that Clive is now off at Harrods as Father Christmas!) - dont know how we could use them again, but Im sure well find a way. Lovely people, lovely evening, all just lovely! Please do pass on my belated but sincere thanks to them all. It can indeed only be described as a legendary night. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Clients had a cracking time. Debi - as ever, a truly fantastic party last night. This is simply to thank you for an excellent party last night.”
- Fishburn Hedges

”Saturday went well, I was delighted. The caterpillar was just great – really liked her banter and she was very helpful, prompt and accommodating."
- Mirage Events Ltd

"The guys were fantastic – provided a great stunt, and worked the theme and messaging of the show in very well."
- House PR (via Contraband)

"The guys were amazing they really added to the event and had lots of great comments from guests. Many thanks for all your help and I look forward to working with you again."
- Event Concept Ltd (via Contraband)

"The performers were absolutely brilliant! The public loved the actors and it brought a lovely element to the day.  They were also very helpful and handed out a number of our guided walks brochures. Please pass on my thanks and regards!"
- London Borough of Bromley (via Contraband)

"The nativity play was fabulous!  The guys were really good at getting the public involved and creating an unexpected element in the town centre!"
- London Borough of Bromley (via Contraband)

"The entertainment was fantastic and so many people commented on this...Thank you!!..."
- The Brewery by EC&O Ltd (via Contraband)

"A very special thank and bravo to Anna and Edmund as they were fantastic and were really good actors! The client loved their game and the way they worked their roles! They were absolutely fabulous! Once again, thank you, and you can be sure that Ill get in touch with you for any other event well have!"
- Tumlare Corp (via Contraband)

"The event was a great success thank you and the client was very pleased! Gog and Magog actors were both incredibly polite – so flexible, understanding and helpful. Please give them my thanks. I was very impressed with their laid back approach and willingness to work around the clients changing requirements on the day. Once again, thank you very much."
- CH&Co (via Contraband)

"The quality of performers was excellent and they were all very helpful and co-operative given the atrocious weather we had on occasion. Everyone turned up on time and were lovely."
- London Borough of Bromley (via Contraband)

"They were incredible! We absolutely loved them and they did a fantastic job. The guests were singing their praises after the event. Please can you pass on our praises and we look forward to working with you again soon."
- Quintessentially Events Ltd (via Contraband)

"Hula Hoop, Juggler & Heritage Actors – Amazing and firm favs here in the office. Very accommodating and a real pleasure to work with."
- London Borough of Bromley (via Contraband)

"Positive feedback all round, so again pass on my thanks to the guys."
- Kream Comms Limited (via Contraband)

"Yesterday went really well and Lenny was great. He fulfilled the role we wanted him to exactly, he got the balance right between keeping it light and also helping to manage the flow of the day. Please pass our thanks onto him!"
- Beaver Communications Ltd (via Contraband)

"Many thanks for getting in touch. The event was a great success and part of that was down to the great work of Anna and Rachel. Anna was a great asset to the event, she was extremely enthusiastic and worked the crowds very well. She picked up the key points very fast and presented and demonstrated the product with great confidence. The overall feedback from the staff and consumers was that Anna made a big impact to the event, she was engaging with  the audience and was full of energy throughout the show."
- AMG Group Ltd (via Contraband)

"....Thank you for your assistance with the 50 Year Celebration last week. The event was very successful, and all the guests had a fun and entertaining night and weve had great feedback from our clients. Thanks for your help with all the aspects you were providing us with. The stilt walkers looked great when welcoming all of the guests into the venue. They especially looked the part with their amazing costumes! I can say the same for the periodic actors too. They all looked great and really mixed into the party well, and getting involved with lots of photographs! The greenscreen was also a fantastic addition to the celebration.....We really appreciate all your hard work, not just last week, but over the past few months to ensure that the night was a success. ..."
- Imagination Group Ltd (via Contraband)

"Anna was great, please pass on my thanks again to her. She struck the balance just right between scary and approachable, so that was brilliant.....Thanks for all your help, it was a big of a slog so thanks for all your efforts and suggestions. Hope to work with you soon. "
- Fireball Ltd (via Contraband)

"Thank you so much for organising last week’s actors. Edmund and Ana were both fab! All the members thought they were great and added an extra something to the evening! I believe a lot of members also very much enjoyed getting involved! We often use actors at our big events in Annabel’s so will definitely keep you in mind for next time."
- Annabel’s Ltd (via Contraband)

Previous Clients Include:

Microsoft
BT
Oracle
ING Direct
Prudential
Barclays
PWC
Verizon Business
Punch Taverns to name but a few
Grosvenor Park Lane
The Brewery
Barbican
London Eye
London Aquarium
Crowne Plaza
Dorchester
Radisson

Photos of Hogarth Actors