The 2017 Showcase will be held on Friday 13 October at Salisbury Arts Centre.

Registration starts at 10am and the day will finish at 4pm 

At Fool’s HQ we’re busy putting together a wonderful programme for the Showcase day.

Prepare yourself for comedy genius from the likes of Jones and Barnard, Felicity Footloose, Fairly Famous Family, MarkMark, Reckless Invention and Swank.  Plus stand out shows by The Valentino Street Band, Mr and Mrs Burn and Norvil and Josephine.

Think Glitter Miners meet GrandmaHungry Chefs meet Hot Potatoes. We’ve got it covered from top to toe.

There will be storytelling aplenty from Circo Rum Ba and their brand new show The Crow House. Discover  The Shed of Stories and plenty of tales will be told when you meet our lovable mule with the Kit and Caboodle walkabout.

Let your imagination run wild when you encounter the beautiful Sea Sphere and Snow Lion for the first time. You’ll certainly want to take them home with you.

Not forgetting a host of amazing birds, beasts and animated characters brought to life by our extraordinary puppet and mask makers that are Vamos Theatre, Cirq Delight, Creature Encounter, Megabeasts and Surreal McCoy.

If that all sounds a bit exhausting  then make time for some mindfulness colouring with Scott Walker and his Pentagon.

There will be cake too. We’ll always make time for a bit of tea and cake.

We all look forward to seeing you there! For a full list of performers click here

We still have a few limited places so if you haven’t already then reserve your free place by emailing us: 

What others have said about previous showcase events…

“Just a quick email to say thanks for organising the day, it was incredibly helpful for me to see all the acts together under one roof.” Sheena Carman, Vivacity Peterborough

"Thank you very much for putting on a wonderfully eclectic mix of a day, honestly didn’t stop laughing, it was great.” Rachel Mailey, Yeo Valley

I just wanted to confirm that Fool's Paradise are a really good agency to work with. In the 16 years I have been working with them, they have never let me down, the artists have always been excellent quality, arrived well before their start time, have been really easy to look after and the team at Fool's Paradise are super-efficient. Their showcase event they hold each year is a great day out and good way to see a few of their acts in action.

They come highly recommended from me if you ever needed to use them ( and no, sadly, I am not on commission from them ;-)

— Mhairi Smith, Events Director, Marketing Gloucester Ltd

Thanks to you and your team for a superb day on Friday. I don’t think the showcase could be bettered. The setting, variety of acts, hospitality and food and drinks were all great. Made a nice change for me from sitting in the office.

— Mark Squire, Witham Puppet Festival