note: This video is footage of the primary school version
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.
Excellent. Children were engaged and thoroughly enjoyed the show.
Leonie Arnold. YMCA Childcare And Kindergarten. Bundaberg. QLD.
Thank you for the show yesterday. The kids really enjoyed it. For one of our children this is the first time he has sat engaged in a carpet time activity. He was joining in and stayed watching and communicating throughout. This is a big step for him so my bucket was definitely full yesterday.
Katie Johannesen. Carramar Community Kindergarten. Maryborough. QLD.
Per was fantastic, very funny and kept the children engaged for the duration of the performance. Comedy was age appropriate and the children found it very entertaining.
Rebecca. Goodstart Early Learning Wangaratta - Moore Street. Wangaratta. VIC.
How lovely to see/hear the children roaring with laughter. They were all so engaged in the fantastic show from a brilliant performer.
Claire Roennfeldt. Yarrunga Early Learning Centre. Albury. NSW.
Price: $5.50 per child (NO GST) or $385 whichever is the greater.
Suitable: 2 to 6 year olds.
Times: Show: 40 minutes. Set up: 15 minutes. Pack up: 15 minutes.
Requires an indoor performing area 5m deep x 5m wide and 2.4m high.
Per Westman ABN: 28 908 012 219