Welcoming ‘The Deckchair Dandies’, Barnaby Bucket (pronounced Bouquet) and Simeon Spade (pronounced Sparday). Performing Pier-less Promenade Picture Postcard Prestidigitation in their straw boatered stripy sartorial elegance. So be prepared for these beach boy buffoons and their seaside-inspired saucy sandy sorcery.
The Deckchair Dandies are the latest double act comedy offering from SideShow Events, and feature International award-winning magic entertainers Jasper Blakeley as Barnaby Bucket and Frank E. Haschka as Simeon Spade.
This beautifully turned out pair of upper class twits capture the very essence of the traditional British Seaside experience and their constant comical banter is perfect for a family audience.
Accompanied by their trusty promenade prop box complete with signage and a discreet p.a. system, The Deckchair Dandies are the perfect crowd-puller and pleaser for any indoor or outdoor event. Whether it’s at a black-tie event or within the more obvious surroundings of a real seaside setting, ‘The Deckchair Dandies’ are hilarious fun from start to finish.
“Thank you once again for an amazing night on Saturday, it was fab. I have had such good feedback from guests about your act so a big WELL DONE to you.”
Sian Brooks, Reach Charity Ltd
Together Jasper and Frank have a wealth of performance experience working at the highest of public, corporate and private levels both in the UK and abroad. Their bespoke characters for their joint ‘Deckchair Dandies’ venture brings together some never before seen magical effects and characterisations. Guaranteed to offer as much laughter as they do amazement, ‘The Deckchair Dandies’ is the ideal feature for any themed public, corporate or private event.
‘The Deckchair Dandies’ work as both a static and a moving magical entertainment at Seaside-themed festivals, private or corporate events. The act is ideally suited to fit into virtually any environment or situation.
Barnaby Bucket (pronounced Bouquet) and Simeon Spade (pronounced spa-day), are two hilarious upper class twits. Introducing their act with a catchy 1920s song and dance routine, this immediately sets the scene for one of three different 30/45 minute audience-involving shows of conjouring, mind-reading and mayhem. To ensure that your seaside-inspired event doesn’t hit the rocks and is plain sailing and filled with laughter, why not capture that bygone era with these sharp-suited and sharp-tongued end-of-the-pier entertainers.
It’s always a fun challenge to meet a strict criteria from a regular client, “the theme of the black tie ball this year is ‘seaside’, I was wondering if you could be two classic seaside entertainers?” – as luck would have it we can, introducing ‘The Deckchair Dandies’.
Several hundred people around several dozen tables, a five course meal, a giant deckchair, a photo booth, 2 official photographers, a casino, fireworks, a silent auction, a raffle, speeches and a 15 piece band plus a disco – and The Deckchair Dandies.
The room and decor were themed throughout and we were asked to provide our character meet and greet, close-up magic around the tables during the meal, a 30 minute stage show complete with a song and dance number and a purpose made finale. After our show we were asked to continue providing close-up magic for the final hour from our table in the bar area.
The client was totally thrilled and with dozens of guests insisting on posing for photos with us, the impact that The Deckchair Dandies made on the overall evening was enormous. It’s great to get compliments during and after a booking, but in the past decade it’s hard to think of many occasions where an act dovetailed so perfectly with the decor and the theme.