Swank Street Theatre

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SWANK create a gentle and hilarious cartoonesque world and invite the public in to play

Founded by actress and comedian Cathy Peace in 1997, SWANK specialises in imaginative and interactive character comedy street entertainment, often with a nod to Cathy’s roots in the north of England and her love/obsession with 1950s kitsch

All SWANK actresses are expert in character and improvisation. As well as working with some famous ladies (Shameless, Coronation Street, Trollied and The Archers), it is company policy to harness and nurture new funny female talent

The same high quality standards also apply to the production values of SWANK, where Cathy leads on the design and making of all costume and props and collaborates with other expert makers to fulfil her very vivid visions

SWANK have toured all over Britain and the world, from the smallest village fete to the largest performing arts festival. Their solid working practices and strong fan base amongst bookers and audiences alike, have gained widespread recognition and built an impressive international CV of theatre/comedy festivals, commissions and British Council work

This success is partly due, not only to them being just thoroughly nice people, but also their creative and flexible approach, so take a peak at BESPOKE SWANK for how you might collaborate and play together

Get in touch: info@swank-streettheatre.com

Big bold visuals with built in mobile music accompaniments, consummate characters with intimate personal contact. View Shows ›


SWANK are lucky to work with Fools Paradise as their main agent in the UK and Europe,


“I never want to do another event without Swank!! They were such a hit with not only the audiences, but staff, volunteers and other performers”  – Kim Kelly, Halifax International Buskers Festival Canada

Swank News

SWANK are delighted to present  Bard Women, a brand new show for 2016.

As this sceptre isle celebrates 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare,  Lady McMerkin and Mistress Much- Wenchly pay homage to the bard from Birmingham
Using all their full dramatic training skills and actorly techniques,  Lady Mac and Mistress Much bring some of the best loved scenes and sonnets to life .

“We are such stuff as dreams are made on….”
The Tempest Act 4, scene 1