The show happens on a small tropical island stage, complete with two palm trees, which double as hammock anchors and slackrope ends. Kept on the island by a shark in the audience, our castaway makes friends with Larry, a lobster and struggles to survive.  Every time he retires to his hammock he wakes up years later with a longer beard, clothes more dishevelled and with another crazy plan. Eventually, after walking an impossibly wobbly rope between the trees, he discovers treasure and wakes Larry’s big sister. As the twenty foot high inflatable lobster emerges spectacularly through the stage, he finally escapes in the most unlikely of helicopter rescues!

A delightful one man show with a beautifully surreal and spectacular finale.

Perfect for your seaside, nautical or maritime themed events.

Safe & Accessible

This act, along with every other act on our website, is expert in adapting to a variety of performance settings, including during the constrictions of the ongoing COVID 19 Pandemic.

The performances will be tailored to the event and location to ensure that all interactions are socially distanced without compromising the joy and spectacle.


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Desert Island Discs

by Artizani

Performance Styles

  • Shows

Act Info

  • Marvellous for Maritime Events
  • Non Verbal Performance

‘James’ Lobster Show was a great talking point, and he worked tirelessly on a very hot day with his energetic manner’

— Samantha Tavernor, Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

‘Desert Island Discs was everything that is good and right in street theatre. …classic physical clowning that is on a direct line of descent from Keaton and Chaplin…he makes it look like anyone could do it, but in truth few can perform with such assurance, or entertain so well, in the public space.’

— Total Theatre Magazine