A British Experience
Aim: To bring a complete British experience, with plenty of interactivity and wow factor.
Venue: Battersea Evolution
What we did: 900 guests, 58 performers, 3 stages, 5 themes stations.
We worked on 4 elements of British excellence and heritage: the glorious Victorian times, the cinema cults, the glamour of the 20s and the musicals.
We took the guests though a journey of emotions. Humour at arrival to set the tone, with interactive and original photobooths (from a Victorian-style camera, to Green Screen that put people on stage with the Beatles) and walkabout impersonators, more than 1000 props for everyone to play with and five paparazzi photographer taking photos of everyone as VIPs. The phenomenal Meet the Beatles played on stage using all original instruments. We recreated a Victorian pub scenario, brought in James Bond’s car, added a touch of circus with the Acrochaps Victorian Gentlemen, and once the fun of the reception ended and the dinner room was revealed we staged a one of a kind show. This show included a West End musical medley of classics from the Phantom Of The Opera to Mamma Mia by the wonderful West End group Toneacity. We then brought the energy of the whole room up with award-winning urban dance team Frobacks and surprised the guests with an astonishing Queen tribute show which got everyone up from their chairs like in the best stadium concerts. The company revealed their next destination being New York hence we created a bespoke choreography with 10 dancers in USA Vegas and top hat costumes choreographed to a modern mix of the original song for an upbeat celebratory surprise finale.
Aim: Creating a Christmas party, that stood out from those done in the past.
Venue: Mr Foggs Mayfair.
What we did: “Immersive, Immersive, Immersive!” was our answer.
Inspired by the beautifully themed and decorated venue we made sure the entertainment was not an added feature but part of the evening it self. Guests entered another era when where welcomed by flapper girls while Dixieland music was playing live. A flamboyant moustached host welcomed the guests singing a song, while all entertainers mingled and got to know the guests. A surprise performance saw the barman performing an astonishing flair juggling show, with bespoke cocktail made for the special guests. The barman continued the show around the guests, teaching the skills of flaring. Everyone loved it! A vintage photobooth captured the the happy faces, while music and dance performances popped up now and then, on top of the bar, in the middle of the space, and by the stage. Surprise, being part of it, we deconstructed the stage format, interaction and created an event like no other!
Morning Show-Kings Place
Aim: Supply an opening act for a tech based conference.
Venue: Kings Place.
What we did: We worked on three elements: surprise, high-energy, innovation
Going to a conference can be a mundane event for the delegates, as they often spend all day sitting, listening to someone speaking while looking at a slide show. But not necessarily! A few minutes into the start of the conference, the lights were unexpectedly lowered and we staged a rare LED dance performance with Video Suits full-body moving graphics synced with razor-sharp choreography on hover boards. Just wow!
The futuristic show linked with the topic of the conference giving inspiration to the latest content and kept the brand colours within the show with it being displayed for extra surprise in the end. The music was carefully selected to be fast paced and pleasant - perfect to wake up all souls and start the meeting day fully energised and inspired.
Goodwood Clients Dinner House
Aim: Offer clients a sophisticated and fun exclusive VIP dinner experience.
Venue: Goodwood House.
What we did: We set the scene by welcoming the guests with Lady and Lord Goldwyn comedy characters who joined the guests in their tour of the historical house. At the dinner service, the table was accompanied by fabulous jazz trio the Blind Tigers and excellent between-courses entertainers. The glorious Tootsie Rollers performed an a cappella set in stunning dresses (they are the exclusive guests of many British summer events from Ascot to Goodwood). After the main course, guests were surprised by the waiters suddenly starting to dance astonishing breakdance moves as they were in fact the European winners of breakdance competitions and broke into a one-of-a-kind choreography around the long dinner tables. We love to work with venues with unique features and chose to use the balcony in the ballroom at the end of the main course: we had special guest Richard Hadfield appear from the balcony singing classic and pop songs in his very unique style. A few minutes later he was at the table entertaining and everyone got up to dance. This was a memorable dinner and the guests did not want to leave at the end!
Aim: Offer a unique entertainment experience for a Forbes 500 company’s incentive trip to the UK.
Venue: Hampton Court Palace.
What we did: We looked carefully at the culture of the guests coming from China and we blended an entertainment experience that would reflect the heritage and prestige of British culture while offering something remarkable for a one-of-a-kind event. At arrival the guests were welcomed by the British Imperial Marching Band performing a choreography on the stunning entrance of the palace of Henry VIII opening the way to the guests. Guests then walked through the palace after a visit and accessed the gardens with the sound of harps and stunts in Royal Guards suits. It was a reception fit for royalty and created the right atmosphere for a one-of-a-kind regal experience.
The main dinner was held in a marquee in the gardens. Here, the marching band reappeared, playing fanfare for the opening of the speeches. Our audience wanted singers, and so we brought an astonishing array of vocal acts including one the best UK a cappella groups, the Sons of Pitches, who were asked to come back at the end of the session for an impromptu performance. From Poland, we brought the comedy vocal act FairPlay Crew who have enjoyed huge success in China. In addition, we also recreated an immersive show from the Lion King including singers, body-painted dancers and animal-costumed characters who performed on stage and amongst the tables. The client did not want to miss a medley of musical songs and so we selected some of the best West End singers to perform the likes of Mamma Mia and We Will Rock You for a high energy, all-British show.
At the end of the event we were asked to create a bespoke performance to mark the announcement of that year’s Forbes 500 position, and this was done though a performance of dance, circus and gymnastics in golden suits and holding stars, in synch with a video provided by the client. Excellence was the result.