It's A Mad World

Curriculum Relevance:

PD: PD: You can do it, Persistence, Confidence.

Drama: Circus skills and Just For FUN.

The Awesome, Inspiring world of Per Westman.

It's A Mad World
It's a Mad World

Per Westman presents two very different characters. Firstly the stagehand - a simple man, shy and out of place, who is forced onto the stage where he confronts his nerves and nerdiness to triumph over all his fears. Secondly the star - cool, calm and confident, ‘the consummate professional’, he craves the adoration of the audience and knows exactly how to get it!

The reluctant stagehand is thrown on stage and told to keep the audience amused, and he certainly does. With the charm of Charlie Chaplin and the persistence of the accident prone Mr Bean, our courageous hero keeps the audience well entertained.

Meanwhile backstage, the minutes tick by as the promoter first locates the star then has him rushed to the theatre. Just when it seems certain the show will have to come to a premature end (after an incident involving our heroic stagehand and a wayward bowling ball) the star arrives. The show shifts from clumsy to clever, mayhem to amazing.

Per Westman: For over ten years as both performer and teacher, Per has toured extensively in Australia and overseas with Circus Oz. He has also worked with Festival Circus and The Leaping Loonies. As a freelance artist he has performed for various shopping centres, TV commercials, parades, festivals and company events. He is a founding member of the Flying Fruit Fly Circus and currently working with them as a teacher. Per’s skills include physical comedy/clowning, juggling, plate spinning, tumbling, unicycling, stilt-walking and balancing.

What schools have said:

We have about 120 students at our school with varying disabilities. The students range from 5 years to 18 years. We received excellent feedback from the students and the staff also enjoyed the performance.

Ruth Rush. P to Year 6. Ayr State School. Ayr. QLD. 6/03/2017.

Outstanding performance! Students and staff were engaged, amazed and thoroughly entertained. Held the attention of 4 year olds to 60 year olds. Well done!

Sarah Betts. P to Year 9. Cecil Plains State School. Cecil Plains. QLD. 22/02/2017.

Entertaining for all - K to Year 7 and adults. WOW! Professional, mad, enjoyable. A performance like this is what the staff need at the end of each term. Well done Per!

Clive Hamilton. K to Yr 7. Williams Primary School. WA. 25/11/2014.

Price: $5.00 per student (No GST Applies).

Suitable: Preps, K to Year 7.

Minimum Audience Size: 130 students.

Times: Show: 50 minutes. Set up: 50 minutes. Pack up: 50 minutes.

Requires an indoor performing area 4m deep x 5m wide.

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