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Jolly Holiday

“We’re all here on a lovely holiday… let’s not ruin it…”

Join the Jolly family on their jolly holiday.  Big Mam and Wee Dad, together with their delectable and desperate daughter Dolly, push Nana Noreen in her armchair taking in exciting new and beautiful sites.

As they pose for holiday snaps Dolly is seeking love, Mam is seeking gossip, poor Wee Dad is seeking a bit of peace and quiet and Nana just needs the toilet.

See the world through the eyes of these traditional British ‘naughty seaside postcard’ holiday makers. They just want to have a jolly good time and it’s irresistible not to join in.

This beautifully crafted piece of puppetry and street theatre was inspired by Blackpool, commissioned by Showzam Festival of Circus Magic and New Variety and created in collaboration with some of the most experienced street theatre companies in the UK – Pickled Image, Bread and Butter Theatre and Creature Feature.

For even bigger impact and comedy chaos they can be joined by their ever naughty son ‘little’ Willy and seedy Uncle Neville, the recently ‘returned’ uncle (out on good behaviour).

‘We’ve never been abroad, we’d love to go… I’m not sure about dad’s funny tummy…’

Jolly Holiday from Swank Street Theatre on Vimeo.

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Seaside / Nautical
1950s / 1960s English
Puppets / Tourists

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“Probably the best comedy act I have seen for a long time – managed to see them at the Devizes festival last year and laughed so much!! LOVE IT!”
- Sonya Dykes-Brown

“I have absolutely fallen in love with SWANK and Jolly Holiday.. There was no one off limits for them a great credit.”
- David Kettle

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