When, back in the 1980’s, Peat first told his family and friends that he wanted to become a fool, they were, understandably, concerned. However, undeterred by their reservations, Peat persevered and has spent 30 years learning a multitude of magic, performance and circus skills, all of which are blended together with his own zany brand of humour to bring you Devilstick Peat – The Complete Fool!
Devilstick Peat is a unique Cambridgeshire based magician, comedian and circus skills performer who has worked in over 20 countries spanning 3 continents (Some of which will even let him back in again).
In a career that has lasted 3 decades Peat has had the privilege to appear at Glastonbury festival of performing arts, Bestival, The British and European juggling festivals (Where he won a prize for the most stupid act, not bad considering the fact that there was over 3,000 clowns there).
His show, “the complete fool” has been performed at Europe’s biggest medieval events, including Tewkesbury Medieval Fair, The Loxwood Joust and England’s Medieval Festival. Many a castle has hired his skills as an authentic fool, including Dover Castle, Lulworth Castle and Warwick Castle.
Whatever your needs, from major festivals to village fates, birthdays to banquets, close up magic to stage shows, DevilStick Peat can make your event the one everyone’s talking about.
That’s why we can make you the following promise.
Now how many other performers can say that?
Peat is also well known as a humanitarian worker and has often used his own money to take his show, and other performers, to various conflict zones, including Kosovo, Iraq, Palestine and the Caucasus Mountains, Where he uses the healing powers of laughter and imagination to help children affected by extremes of violence. (According to the 31st article of the United Nations convention on the rights of the child. children have the right to play. According to Peat, “there’s no point in enshrining that right in fancy sounding international laws unless YOU AND I are personally prepared to enforce it, so I do”). Read more about his aid work in his blog.