Enter Mr. Barnard as a beautifully attired Victorian gent with an array of amazing tricks, including orange juggling and spinning Christmas puddings. There is plenty of audience participation and a little bit of Dickens quotation in this right rib-tickler of a show.  Don't be a curmudgeon, enjoy the wonder and consternation and fulfill all your great expectations.

Period Prestidigitation can also be booked alongside Mr Barnard’s Victorian Circus Workshop, so audiences can really get stuck in and be taught by a master circus artist! 

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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Period Prestidigitation

by Jones and Barnard

Performance Styles

  • Shows
  • Christmas

Act Info

  • Historically Themed Act

‘I just wanted to send you through a note of the fabulous feedback we have received today from the Wymondham Christmas Lights Switch-on Steampunk event last Saturday. South Norfolk Council have confirmed that around 4,500 people attended the event and rated the Period Prestidigitation performance by Matt as an ‘Excellent’ in every respect.’

— Julie Hewitt, Creative Arts East

Matt was excellent – lovely to work with and very professional – and drew a great crowd

— Grae Wall, St Albans District Council