Walkabout: Natural Theatre Company

Location: UK

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Natural Theatre Company has been making people laugh since 1969. Our street theatre performances have been seen all over the world and have won many international awards.

The Naturals don't perform 'a show' but rather people an area with immaculately turned-out characters acting out a scenario. Often we are unannounced and at first might blend with the surroundings and passersby. Gradually our eccentric behavior becomes noticed and onlookers start pointing and laughing. Eventually the whole street comes to a standstill and the onlookers become willing participants.

This type of scenario is epitomised by our 'Pink Suitcase' piece, with passersby helping our 'lost tourists' to find each other and eventually joining in to follow along on their walkabout. Other scenarios rely on their incongruity, an example of which is the 'Coneheads' - visiting aliens armed with completely the wrong information about Earth. Even a simple task such as shopping can go hilariously wrong!

Sometimes we rely on a simple, visually surreal image such as the besuited 'Flowerpot Men' and their families. They carry out normal day-to-day activities but look quite odd and out of place. Our characters and scenarios create an atmosphere of excitement, curiosity and fun which sets everyone talking - they are often just the touch that makes an event 'special'.

Whatever the scenario, and we have over 100 to choose from, our actors always look the part and our characters and images are always recognisable. The element of surprise is also very important. What we present is not 'spectacle' but can have spectacular results, whether presented indoors or out, in a street, a shopping centre, at an event or as part of a banquet, conference or exhibition.

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