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Invention Walkabouts has performed walkabouts & shows internationally. They started making walkabouts in 2002 and in 2004 they made their first street show called Turbo Jonez. They are available to hire for corporate parties, balls, anniversaries and weddings. These corporate entertainers really know how to entertain your guests!

During their devising process they seek out the most current directors and clowns to stay true to the spirit of anarchy and individualism, for both their walkabouts and their shows. Invention Walkabouts have stayed true to the spirit of Invention throughout the years. Their comedy is anarchic yet well poised. It’s not easy to make an 80-year-old laugh and an 8-year-old laugh at the same thing. Their trick is not to patronise. Old people are young and young people are old.

Their acts include: Bad Santas / breakdancing Santas, Urban, Ocean, sport and food themed walkabouts.

Turbo & Dai – Comedy Breakdance themed walkabouts
Turbo Jonez and Dai Llewellyn met whilst serving 20 hours community service each for crimes they did not commit. A classic case of triumph over adversity, they formed a breakdance crew. Tired of witnessing gang violence, day in, day out on TV from America, they decided to go out instead and dance. They travel around the country on a tireless journey searching for crews to ‘battle’.

The Pedalo – Ocean themed walkabouts
This amphibious walkabout act has been cleverly adapted to take Mfanwy and Gfanwy to places where normal pedalos cannot reach. It’s a two person peddle about with an oceanic theme. Wherever they go they will attempt to impress with their sporting prowess and dreadful stunts. The worse they are the funnier they get. A surreal combination of boating and cycling.

The Golfers – Sport themed walkabouts
Stand aside Jack Nicklaus. Stand aside Seve Ballesteros. If you want golfing advice you go to the biggest in his field and we mean big. It’s the giant golfer and his caddie, both stilts walkers are 9 foot tall. The stilt characters recreate the game of golf on your streets or corporate event. They tee off with a full set of useable giant clubs aiming for the 18th hole. Watch the birdies, bogeys and pars as the squidgy golf balls are whacked into oblivion. This stilt act is also available as fishing or shooting country gents.

The Comedy Waiters – Food themed walkabouts
This dinner service delight combines silent comedy and graceful slapstick to great effect. We begin with the odd plate flip or sculpted napkin until, with a flick of their bow-ties, our comedy waiters burst into a boy band routine and bring pure joy to your food festival, city street or ambassador’s ball.

Invention Walkabouts create unique, engaging, celebratory street-theatre from the heart, in the spirit of Invention.

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Stayed true to the spirit of Invention throughout the years. Their comedy is anarchic yet well poised

Comedy that makes an 80-year-old laugh and an 8-year-old laugh at the same thing

They create unique, engaging, celebratory street theatre from the heart, in the spirit of Invention

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WALKABOUT ACTS

Street Performers – Invention Walkabouts’ Acts:

The various walkabout acts are as follows:

Turbo & Dai:
This urban themed show is where it all started over ten years ago. This show hit the streets of Brighton festival and their agent immediately signed them there and then. That’s how good this walkabout is. Travelled the world and made them laugh. Very mobile, very funny.

Turbo Jonez (The original):
This is a one-person static urban themed street show capable of drawing very large crowds. It requires no power and no real technical requirements yet it packs the punch of a mid scale street show. This show has toured Europe for the last 5 years.

Dodge:
This is a two person seasonal walkabout, great for Christmas or Dickensian / Victorian gigs. When the group gets booked for this, they really indulge their acting skills.

The Christmas Waiters:
This is a Christmas, food-themed show where the Comedy Waiters turn all festive. Use it as a walkabout and they perform little festive vignettes or chuck it on a stage for the full 30-minute show.

The Pedalo:
This one’s an ocean and sport themed two person walkabout act. Again, it’s all in how the group interacts with the public. The pedalo is an interesting prop, It’s a moving platform from which they entertain. They can cover a lot of ground in terms of your event. Funny, very very funny.

The Bad Santas:
This is a two-person breakdancing Christmas act. As simple as that. What’s not so apparent is how they have made it so funny. It’s all in how they interact. This one gets booked year after year after year.

The Golfers:
This is again a two-person sport-themed stilt walkabout. Now, let’s be clear, there are stilts and there are stilts. This show has been made with the benefit of 20 years in the industry and the result is a fully functional golfing pair 9 feet high.

Turbo Jones & the Temple of Boom:
This is a one-person street show and the sequel to the very popular Turbo Jonez. It’s probably our flagship UK show. Draws huge crowds and often acts as the centrepiece of an event due to the giant cobra.

The Comedy Waiters:
This two person static food-themed street show is very adaptable. The set is a trolley which can be moved anywhere on your event. Again, it’s totally self sufficient in terms of power, p.a. and technical requirements but it draws and holds very large audiences. It will perform in rain too.

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