About us

Biography

Creature Feature was formed in 1994 by Kate Evans and Ned Evans who met whilst studying theatre at Middlesex University.

Dina Fuzzy The Explorer

Dina Fuzzy The Explorer

In 1993 in the last year of our degrees, we wanted to produce an indoor children’s show to perform at Glastonbury Festival and so signed up friends (and relatives!) to help get the production up and running.

We enjoyed that so much and were so inspired by the outdoor theatre we saw at Glastonbury, we decided to form a company and started creating street theatre walkabouts and outdoor static shows.

Over the past 25 years we’ve studied at, and taught at The Mask Studio for 2 years, attended a multitude of workshops and courses in clowning, physical theatre, circus, dance, PD, business administration, marketing, finance and computer skills; and as Creature Feature we have produced 15 different acts and also provide workshops in mask and puppet making/performance and storytelling.  In 1996 we wrote a business plan and then successfully applied for a business start-up loan from The Prince’s Trust. The Arts Council then funded the production of our first street show ‘A Recipe For Disaster’ and in 2000 The Millennium Dome and Zap Arts helped fund the production of ‘Goin’ Ape – The Gorillas’.  We’re currently working on a new production – ‘Alienation’ and are applying for funding to produce this act for 2019.

Highlights for us have included being asked to perform The Gorillas for The Aspinall Foundation Charity Ball for the past 4 years – this is where we first studied gorillas whilst developing the act; performing two of our acts at Buckingham Palace for Prince Charles’s 50th Birthday celebration; and making the puppets and masks for Billy Elliott The Musical.

Creature Feature now employs over 20 freelance performers from all over the UK for specific gigs and below we’ve included a selection of festivals and events we’ve performed at since 1994.

Street Theatre & Arts Festivals

Adventure Summer Surprises Children’s Festival, Dubai

Aurillac Festival, France

Bath Fringe Festival, England

Big in Falkirk Festival, Scotland

Blackpool Puppet Festival, England

Bracknell Festival, Berkshire, England

Bradford Festival, England

Brick Lane Festival, London, England

Bristol Do, England

Bristol Harbour Festival, England

Brouhaha Festival, Liverpool, England

Cardiff Children’s Festival, Wales

Chelmsford Spectacular Summer Festival, Essex, England

Cork Cultural Capital 2005 launch event, Ireland

Croydon Festival, London

Douzeburg Festival, Holland

Easter Street Festival, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Eclipse of the Sun Festival, Liskeard, Cornwall

Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Scotland

Garlic Festival, The Isle of Wight

Glasgow Millennium night celebrations, Scotland

Glastonbury Festival of Performing Arts (12 years)

Guernsey Liberation Day

Hackney Play days & Carnival, London

Harrogate International Festival, England

Inverness Festival, Scotland

Jersey Summer Festival

Jersey Potteries

Jersey Zoo

Leeds Summer Festival, England

Lille Festival, Belgium

London Zoo, England

Lord Mayors Parade, London, England

The Millennium Dome (opening night; featured company & commissioned Gorillas)

Montreal ‘Juste Pour Rire’ Comedy Festival, Canada

‘Oh La La’ Festival, Leinz, Austria

Oereol Festival, Teschelling Island, Holland

On The Waterfront, Liverpool, England

Peoples’ Festival, Lewisham, London

Prince Charles’ 50th Birthday Celebrations, Buckingham Palace, London

Shrewsbury Summer Festival, Gloucestershire, England

Stockton International Riverside Festival, England

Stoke Newington Church Street Festival, London

St. Patrick’s Festival, Dublin, Ireland

Streets of Brighton Festival, England

Tour of the Forests, Cumbria, England

Traquair Festival, Scotland

Tunbridge Wells Winter Festival, England

Vive La Cite Festival, Sotteville, Rouen, France

VE Day, Birmingham, England

Waterford Spraoi, Ireland

Wellington Festival, New Zealand

Winchester Hatfair, England

Witham Puppet Festival, Essex, England

Xtrax showcase festival, Manchester, England

Xscape, Castleford and Milton Keynes, England

Music Festivals & Events

Cirque du Soleil, Galen Centre, Los Angeles

Club Alien, The Rocket Club, London (resident performers 2 years)

Club Dog, Brixton Academy, London

‘Gatecrasher’ music event, Dubai

‘Hellraiser’ music events, Amsterdam, Holland

O2 Festival, Hyde Park, London

Phoenix Music Festival (Mean Fiddler Events), Stratford, England

Rank Leisure Night Clubs (misc.), SE England (resident performers 2 years)

T in the Park, Scotland

Transglobal Express multi-cultural Club nights, Budapest

Virgin Music Festival, Chelmsford & Stafford, England

Television

BBC Glastonbury coverage

‘Sattitude’, Radio Telefis Eireaenn, Ireland

Childrens programme, Antenna TV (Welsh speaking channel),
Cannaerfon, Wales

‘Glastonbury the Movie’

Underworld Music Video

‘Crime Watch UK’, ITV

Corporate Event & Clients

Alton Towers, England

Aspinall’s Foundation Ball, Kent, England

Blue Islands Airline, Jersey, Guernsey and Southampton, UK

Elton John’s White Tie and Tiara Party, London

ITV Xmas Party, Café de Paris, London, England

Microsoft Xmas Children’s party,

Rainforest Café, London

Microsoft Event, Barcelona, Spain

Microsoft Launch – Natal Xbox, Los Angeles

O2, various events, Twickenham
including the Centenary, London

Royal Academy of Art Summer Ball, London

Southampton Boat Show, England

The Heir Apparent Cup Final, Doha, Qatar

The Presidents Cup Golf Tournament closing night Party,
George, South Africa

Unilever Bros annual conference, QE2 Hall, London

Mask Making Commissions & Outreach Work

Beast mask for Beauty and the Beast, Millfield Theatre, London

Brighton Festival mask workshops Artists in Residency, England

Billy Ellliot the Musical – Masks and Puppets, South Korea and Canada

Cumbria Arts in Education Artists in Residency, England

Middlesex University, Drama & Theatre Arts Degree course, 1994-present

Triados Bank workshops, Stroud, England

Kings Cross Calthorpe Kids Project, London

Teacher Training mask performance, Bexhill on Sea, England