It is extremely difficult is a school like ours (special school for Social Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties) to find a performer who can appeal to children from the age of nine, right up to young adults of sixteen. Mike proved that he could do that. He delivered a performance full of humour and flexible enough to involve the inevitable hecklers in our audience! Coupled with this was the actual design of the show and the metaphorical lessons to be learned from the scripts. A real and rare triumph at our school.
Murrough McHugh, Assistant Head,
Murrough McHugh, Assistant Head,
By the end of the show I was completely exhausted from laughing so much - I couldn't have laughed any more!
Max, Laura and Anna
"Mike I just want to say a huge thank you for keeping
38 children enthralled
parents - this boy was clearly too young to fully appreciate my virtuosity
on the trombone!)
"Professor Paradox has performed
at our national play day event for several years and other play area
opening celebrations. His shows bring screams of excitement and joy to
children from start to finish and are a great to watch for adults as well.
A parent that attended one of our events told us that her daughter
remembered Professor Paradox's show months after the event and it had been
her favourite part of the day. I
"All the children had a great time, they are still talking about it!"
G B - Mum and Marketing Manager
"Professor Paradox's humour was great; it appealed not just to the children but to the adults there too, but there was nothing that went over the children's heads. Children are a good judge of "fun" - if they like it, they'll stay and stay they did and their laughter carried across the South Lawn. We hope very much to have the Professor back again next year."
Mathew Applegate - National Trust Visitor Services Manager
We all really enjoyed the show - you really have made Amy's parties this year and last year very special. I know many parents who see organising a child's party as a drag but we think of it as a great opportunity to organise the most entertaining and enjoyable celebration we can and your shows have been a very big part of making that happen!
"Really enjoyed the performance. Prof Paradox had to adapt his show due to younger than expected children dominating the audience, but they loved it and had a fantastic time."
Yeoford Village Hall
'Your show was pitched
absolutely perfectly to the audience. You really got the measure of the
youngsters there, and got everyone involved with just the right level of
humour, bringing even those more outspoken youths into the show and giving
them the opportunity to laugh at themselves.
"I'm surprised the school hall still has a roof on it - I have never heard the children enjoy themselves so much!"
MR - Head Teacher
Thanks for the show that you did for our SWAN party. We all felt that it went down very well with all ages and you were very adept at bringing out the obvious talents, and confidence of some of our younger members!
South West Adoption from All Nations
Just a note to say a BIG thank you for your great show today. Iím sorry I didnít get to watch as I was stuck in the kitchen, but it was wonderful to hear the children laughing so spontaneously. Dad said Mary hardly moved a muscle Ė she was so enthralled
Heather W - Exeter
I wanted to write and thank you
very much for entertaining the children so brilliantly at Ben's party.
We have received great feedback from the other mothers who stayed for
your show and it was fantastic the way you captivated over twenty
children for more than an hour with such a clever performance. Hope to
see you again for Ben's 6th Birthday party!
"I have never seen anyone who can keep the attention of these children for as long as you did. A terrific performance full of engaging humour and slapstick. Our children have a range of complex emotional, behavioural, and learning difficulties, but they responded with warmth and enthusiasm to this show. A really positive end of term treat for all involved."
MM - Florence Brown Special School
I think all of us who know him
were amazed by the bridge you built
with Sam who has hitherto been seen as almost uninvitable
to parties due to questionable behavior. He has been so bad in the past
at parties and so naughty at school that we didn't really want to invite
"I'm glad you played a big part of such a successful day...."
Special Projects Officer,
Sport Arts & Leisure
Thank you so very much for your wonderful performance on Saturday! I think every single person was very impressed, and people have been coming up to us afterwards and mentioning you. The kids were tired and wired and you had them spell bound! You had the adults spell bound too!
K S - Glastonbury
"My niece saw you last year and hasn't stopped talking about your show and she is still talking about it!"
"I really like the way you don't patronise the children, but meet them on their level, and they loved every minute of it"
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