KickMouse Mysterium: Jon Hicks

Saturday 15th April, Studio 1, Dartington Trust, Find Out More
Price: £12 | Under 16 £8 | Family Ticket £30

11am or 1pm, Saturday 15 April 2023

In his brand new theatre show, Jon Hicks (Slightly Fat Features/Blakes Circus), teaches us how to approach life’s challenges through resilience and mastery as he embarks on a series of hilarious tasks in his quest to become a ‘master’ with physical, magical & mystical powers.

Described as BUSTER KEATON meets KUNG FU PANDA meets HEATH ROBINSON – this funny, surprising and surreal story follows Jon, who is an eccentric daydreamer and a student of the mystical, powerful and masterful Frank the Dog. In an over excited attempt to recreate one of his sensei’s magical feats, Jon breaks a precious artefact. Frank and the mysterious stranger, Cyprian Londt, set him a series of bizarre yet playful challenges. If successful, Jon will acquire the status of ‘master’, repair the artefact and redeem himself.

Inspired by his own 9 years of fatherhood and set in a ‘home-made’ world full of cardboard contraptions, illusions and mystifying objects, this speechless show uses physical and visual comedy to tell the story of Jon’s journey.

Aimed at children aged 3+, the show explores the process of mastering one’s body; acquiring physical coordination and confidence through practice and repetition.

“A show that spans age groups and entertains all!”
“Comedy at its best and highly recommended”
“Definitely a show with a lasting impression!”

Jon Hicks has honed his distinctive ‘DIY’ aesthetic over many years of street, cabaret and theatre performances. Once described as “Sensational” by The Stage and winner of ‘2nd or 3rd Best Alternative Performer’ at the London Cabaret Awards 2014, ‘Kickmouse’ promises to be a hilarious and ridiculous performance blending magic, physical theatre, clowning and puppetry.

Jon is supported by long time supporter Matt Rudkin (Edinburg Puppet Company).

The show is directed by Petra Massey who is a British actress, and a physical theatre performer in stage, film and television. Petra is best known for British television playing the “enhanced human ” Sandstrom in the BBC2 Sci-Fi comedy series Hyperdrive and as one of the founding members of the international comedy and physical theatre company Spymonkey.

Jon also collaborated witn MAGIC CONSULTANT Christian Lee, who is an award winning, comedy magician. Reaching the Live Finals of Britain’s Got Talent with over 40 million YouTube hits worldwide.

Aimed at children ages 3+
Family Ticket £30: select 1 adult + 3 children under 16 or 2 adults + 2 children under 16. Discount applies automatically at checkout.