Award winning entertainment 

 A qualified chef, hotelier, senior sports management lecturer and  health and safety specialist he ran away to train with No Fit State Circus and John Leech, Circus Space , Fraser Hooper, Steve Rawlings, Adam Winrich, Zippos Circus , Angie Mack, Cameron Mackintosh and Cirque Surreal.

In 1993 he co-founded and developed Pick "N" Mix Circus into the busiest circus co-operative in the South West, in August 2015, he formed " A Handful of Hats"  to develop new solo shows and characters, and still allow him time to indulge his passion for whip cracking and " More Danger!" 


The Future?  

He's opened "The More Danger Club" to pass on his skills to fellow fools and circus fans.  There may be some more filming,  Flying Officer Kite will be launched in June, trying to fit seven weekends into December as The Green Santa went down so well, more Wild West stuff of course,  he's going to be officiating at a wedding this summer as well as Ringmastering at another wedding for No Fit State Circus , the birthplace of Circus in Wales, and then Pirate Captain Perilous Pete  is off to sail the Severn Seas round the UK ... wish him luck and he'll see you on the other side ! 


Testimonials, Quotes and Client lists

Your Merlyne “the ever so scary” was superb entertainment, the Fire Show at the reception certainly warmed the guests up and your show was pure Medieval mayhem , Thank you for working so hard everyone thoroughly enjoyed everything.
— Michaelmass Feast held at Pilton Farm for Michael Eavis (founder, Glastonbury Festival)
“Just a line to say “Thank you so much” for all that you did at our wedding, the guests and children adored it all and you were awesome with that whip, and thank you for not cutting my cock off “
— Jake Lewis Swansea
“We would recommend you for any event or event organiser, an excellent professional company with an amazing show!
— Carolyn Murphy Arts Development Manager Crawley Borough Council ( "The Vikings !" Crawley Circus Festival)

Some of the People we've worked for :

Qualifications and Awards

indiana Show Grand Award Winner, European Whip Cracking Championship Czech Republic 2015

International Freestyle Performance Whip Cracking Champion (2009) Dallas, Fort Worth, Texas USA

International Silver Medalist Whip Target Accuracy , Bronze Medalist " Skeet Shooting" (2009)  Texas USA

Television  Cabaret Act Challenge Winners ( Charlotte Church Show ) London. 

Western Arts Club certified  "Expert Whip Trainer"

UK National Whip Cracking Grandmaster,   Long and Short Whip Target Champion (2005, 2006 , 2007 .   to present )

UK National Sports Whip Grandmaster 2006, to  2014

International Western Skills Festival Whip Fast Draw Target Champion 2014/15

Founder Barry Juggling and Circus Skills Club

Professional Qualifications past and present

Certificate of Education ( Cert Ed) University of Newport

Chartered Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health

Fellow of the Institute of Sport and Recreation Management (Hons)

 President of the Wales Branch ISRM

 Member of the Institute of Hospitality

Member of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management .

IOSH Accident and Risk Management Assessor 

Trainer No Fit State Circus