• Crimplene Crusader kisses a lucky man
  • Cheapskate waitress carries vol au vents
  • Nurse Flo gets passers-by wrapped up in bandages
Walkabout Theatre
Promoters' info

About our Walkabout

From festivals to celebrations, family fundays to launches, Vamos has been performing full mask Walkabout since 2006. We've a varied selection of acts available for booking, and we also create bespoke characters for special events.

Wordless and funny, our Walkabout crosses language barriers, is self-contained, and needs no stage or technical equipment.

Midwives on Call

three midwives in a row

Aprons starched, caps ironed, sensible shoes polished, and a bottle of Wartime Spirit secreted in their trolley, our Midwives on Call are ready to respond at a moment’s notice to any unexpected deliveries at festivals, parties or special events. Spick, span and no-nonsense, rely on our trusty Midwives to avert ‘medical emergencies’, check the public are in tip top health, and definitely deliver babies! Armed with bandages, towels and everything needed to avert a crisis, our girls – led by the formidable Matron - always keep calm and carry on.

Our Midwives have performed at festivals as diverse as Glastonbury, Wilderness, Lovebox, Gartenfestival Fulda (Germany) and Maskefestival Næstved (Denmark). Ideal for vintage or retro festivals, family days, health-themed events, and more.

Crimplene Crusaders

Crimplene Crusaders tidy up the public

These octogenarian upholders of moral values are out and about with one thing on their minds: to keep standards high. Our twin-set clad campaigners will keep a firm eye out for any slouching, flirting, or hand-holding, making sure that good old fashioned values are championed. And on very special occasions, they may be persuaded to let their hair down and demonstrate some unrivalled disco moves to their favourite modern music. With Crimplene Crusaders around, who needs superheroes?

Funny, eye-catching and very, very naughty, our Crimplene ladies have created a riot of fun at numerous events and festivals.

Cheapskate Caterers

Cheapskate cheeky waitress

Welcome to Cheapskate Caterers, providing unrivalled waiting staff for your every event, party or festival. Each one of our waiting staff has completed an intensive 10 minute training course, so rest assured that when it comes to politeness, discretion and efficiency, our team doesn’t have a clue what’s going on. Whilst serving drinks and canapés we guarantee silliness, clumsiness, inappropriate flirting, over-attentiveness, drunken and attention-seeking behaviour of all kinds, transforming your event into an occasion your guests will never forget! You’ve tried the best, now go Cheapskate! We’re proud to cut corners.

The Cheapskates have proved most popular at birthday parties, corporate events, launches, weddings and anywhere where fun and theatricality help break the ice over wine and vol au vents.

No Room at the Premiere Inn

Mary and Joseph get on a bus

Especially for Christmas time! It's not looking good for Mary and Joseph. They’re en route to Bethlehem, the donkey’s done a runner with the sat nav, and one wrong turn later they’ve found themselves on the streets of the UK with only a map of Premier Inns to show them the way. With Mary about to give birth, will the good people of Britain help them find their way? Can Joseph satisfy Mary’s cravings for prawn cocktail crisps?? And can she keep her legs crossed, or will Christmas come early this year?

A Christmas-themed act with a difference, No Room at the Premiere Inn works well as a town or city-centre act.

Trailer

Booking information

Helpful details

A usual booking is 3 x 30 mins, with 2-4 actors depending on act and budget

A wide, unobstructed and pedestrianised area is preferred, with a high footfall

Squares and areas of focus work better than a high street, as they allow more opportunities to interact with the public

Equally, the performance can take place indoors

The positioning and programming of our act can be used to draw focus to a key building or point of interest.

Some essentials

We need a secure changing area near to the performance site, where the performers can get into costume and leave their valuables during performance

We need a parking space nearby

Please allow a minimum of 1 hour for a site visit and and costume change prior to the first performance slot

How to book

Our Walkabout acts are available for booking via internationally renowned agency Fool's Paradise: call them on +44 (0)1392 454160

If you'd like more general information, please call us here at Vamos on +44 (0)1905 312 921 or click here to contact us

To book our Walkabout acts in German speaking countries, please contact Angelika Martin on:+49 (0)8122 42666 or email angelika.martin@artpromotion.eu

Reviews

 

Cheeky, surprising, hilarious and unstoppable, they get away with the unthinkable and bring out a different side in everyone; people on the high street are invited to be curious, step out of themselves a little, belly laugh and forget what they came here to do!

Maria Oldaker, Festival Coordinator, Bromsgrove Festival

 

The act worked brilliantly with young and old alike, even those who were a bit reluctant! More than just a side-line to the ‘main’ act, they were an absolute highlight of the day.

Jemma Corbin, Creative Producer, The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre

 

[Vamos Walkabout] added a little something extra to the weekend; unassuming and discreet but clever, intriguing and fun.
 

Katherine Atkinson, Studio Manager, The Marlowe Theatre

 

They were absolutely fantastic!  The day went so well and they really added to atmosphere – they definitely caused a stir!

Promoter, Southwold Arts Festival

 

The Crimpleton Crusaders were one of the biggest highlights of the night, hugely entertaining and extremely professional.

Georgina Cooke, Programmes Developer, National Media Museum

 

Thank you for your amazing, charming theatre. It was something very cheerful and also loving, that is now in our memory concerning the garden and the terrace at the little lake.

Yvonne Winter, Offene Gartenfestival, Fulda, Germany

 

Vamos were a joy to have at Kidderminster Arts Festival, people absolutely loved them, the midwives are a very disarming trio of carers, it’s hard to not engage with them. They left a trail of smiles.

Loz Samuels, Arts and Play Development Officer, Wyre Forest District Council

 

It was a fabulous weekend from our point of view...thanks in part to your talented actors.  They created just the right amount of mischief and mayhem. Flexibility was everything and you really did our festival proud and added something extra to it.  It was just right and utterly brilliant.

Helen Webb, Guinness Care Festival of Creativity

 Easy to work with, efficient and reliable

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