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NEWS 2020


21 – 23 Show development $hantelle & Jerry NZ
24 – 27 Auckland International Buskers Festival NZ

9  Island Bay Festival Wellington NZ
16 Esplanade Day Palmerston North NZ
17 – 19 Show development Laura Oakley NZ
21 – 23 Splore Festival NZ
25 – 29 Rehearsals Wellington NZ

1 – 6 Rehearsals Wellington NZ
7 – 10 Bats Theatre NZ
30 – 31 Directing Kids Stuff Theatre Company NZ

1 – 3 Directing Kids Stuff Theatre Company NZ
6 – 7 Directing Kids Stuff Theatre Company NZ
9 – 14 Fremantle Festival Australia

31 ParkPerPlex Festival Germany

1 ParkPerPlex Festival Germany
5 – 6 Buskers Chur Switzerland
25 -28 Glastonbury Festival UK

3 – 5 Rennes Festival France
6 – 12 Edmonton Street Festival Canada
17 – 19 Grand Praire Festival Canada
21 – 22 Duckstein Festival Hamburg Germany
24 – 25 Spektakel Rosenheim Germany
26 Crailsheim Street Festival Germany
30 – 31 Olala Festival Austria

2 – 3 Duckstein Festival Lubeck Germany
7 – 8 Les Fondus Du Macadam Festival France

4 – 6 Rotenberg Street Festival Germany
10 – 14 Spektakel Landshut Germany

21 Teaching Toi Poneke Wellington NZ
28 Teaching Toi Poneke Wellington NZ

3 Teaching Bats Theatre Wellington NZ
5 Teaching Toi Poneke Wellington NZ
12 Show development Collosal NZ
12 Teaching Toi Poneke Wellington
19 Teaching Toi Poneke Wellington 
20 – 21 Rarora School workshop NZ
26 – 27 Show development Adam Rohe NZ
26 Teaching Toi Poneke Wellington 
28 – 29 Rarora School workshop NZ

2 Teaching Toi Poneke Wellington NZ
4 – 5 Teaching Rarora School workshop NZ
6 Cabaret The Cavern Club Wellington NZ
9 Teaching Toi Poneke Wellington NZ


This weekend Nov 28 -29 I’m performing for the first time since February as part of the Very Welly Xmas. 4 shows a day! I never do that much, I can’t believe I said yes and agreed to that many. If you’re in Wellington come and enjoy one of the only Covid free gigs on the planet! I can’t wait. 

I’m delighted to announce I’m running another eight week clown course in my home town of Wellington NZ.  It starts Monday September 21 and then continues every Monday night after that for a couple of months. This time the focus is on performing a group show. This will happen at The Circus Hub in Newtown Sunday November 8. I can’t wait. To book your place drop me an email

Toi Pōneke Arts Centre, 69 Abel Smith Street, Wellington, New Zealand

Sept 21 – Nov 9
8 Monday nights 7pm – 9.30pm

 All the details and more can be found on my Workshop page

After a fantastic year in 2019 where I won The Iron Chicken award at The Christchurch Bread and Circus World Buskers Festival New Zealand, Silver at The Saint Paul Des Lax Circus Festival in France and played many new festivals plus some old favourites, I am now home in Wellington NZ slowly coming to terms with what most of us in the entertainment industry are all experiencing. NO WORK.

2020 was going to be an important one for me as it will mark thirty years of mucking about for a living as a clown. Not bad for an ex menswear manager from North London. Let’s look forward to next year and keep our fingers crossed that we can all play again soon.

My great friend Jon Hicks phoned me last week and said his son Eric is doing a circus project at school and wants to interview me. We set up a time and he fired off his questions. Eric is ten years old and he produced a fabulous biography which he deservedly got top marks for. You can view it here

I am still available for any online Skype directing sessions, if you have an idea, a project or show you are developing that you need help with with, do get in touch.

At the beginning of last summer I got asked by The NZ Herald Newspaper to write a short article on my five favourite festivals. You can read the article here:

All the best from Wellington,
Fraser x