Press For Gin

Brockmans Gin recently hosted their international “Press For Gin” campaign, a secret and highly exclusive series of events with world class entertainment and top shelf cocktails.

 

Johnny Strange and his Theatre of Wonder entertained audiences at Manchester’s Victoria Warehouse; Katie Trickett the amazing rubber girl, The Great Baldini and The Human Jukebox were among the line up of headlining entertainers.

 

Johnny put together a customised stunt on the request of Brockmans, the brief was to incorporate his record breaking sword swallowing with the theme of handcuffs. He did this by performing a unique escape act; swallowing a sword before being securely handcuffed in place with his hands behind his back using a set of police issue handcuffs, in a race against time he then had to pick the handcuffs, using his sense of touch alone, with just a regular hair pin. He had to escape the cuffs before he was able to remove the sword from his throat.

 


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Cursed Scare Park 2017

This Halloween season Johnny Strange is bringing back his Fright Night Freakshow to Cursed, Essex’s number 1 scare attraction.

 

For 9 nights, Wat Tyler Country Park will be transformed into a adrenaline fuelled award-winnging Halloween fright night experience for the fifth year running. The Fright Night Freakshow will be home to sword swallowers, snake charmers, contortionists, knife throwers, fire eaters and pain proof fakirs.

 

Holding host to some the finest sideshow performers from around the world this event is not one to be missed, so, step on up and have the fright of your life.

 
 
 


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Guinness Book of Records 2018

The new Guinness Book has just been released, the Guinness Book of Records 2018, and once again Johnny Strange’s bizarre talents have seen him featured on it’s iconic pages.

This year the book features a ‘Feats of Strength’ chapter of the book, with Johnny representing the ‘heaviest weight lifted by…’ section.

“On 21 Aug 2016, daredevil performer Johnny Strange (UK) lifted a beer keg weighing 21.63kg (47 lb 10 oz) by his pierced ears at Norbreck Castle in Blackpool, UK. He beat his own record by 6.73kg (14lb 13 oz). No wonder Johnny’s known as ‘the man with ears of steel.”

One of Johnny’s other records featured in this years book is Johnny’s “The heaviest weight pulled by pierced ears” record from when he managed to drag a Cessna 172-P aircraft weighing in at over half a ton (677.8kg, 1,494.3lbs).

 
 
 


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Cornwall Tattoo Convention 2017

A brand new tattoo convention for 2017, the Cornwall Tattoo Convention was held at the picturesque Penryn University campus and boasted an impressive main stage, and outdoor stage, a separate convention hall as well as a whole host of outdoor food options. Johnny Strange and The Dolls UK were part of a line up consisting of live tattooing, music and graffiti workshops which proved to be a weekend to remember.

 

 
 

 

 

 


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Tat Con Blackpool 2017

Back for the 4th year at Tat Con Blackpool, Johnny Strange brought some of his performer friends to create a sideshow by the seashore. Fire eaters, a contortionist, the pain-proof man, Madam Electra and her electric chair, burlesque performers, stilt walkers, a face painter, a walkabout magician and more.

 

Once again, held at Norbreck Castle on Queen’s Promenade this year featured live music from Sin Circus, Montagu, Eye The Bomb and Daybreaker.

 

 
 

 

 

 


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Something Strange

Part of Alex Watt’s “Something…” series on the Isle of Wight; “Something Strange” was part Q&A, part cabaret, and all awesome. ‘An evening with…’ style show with Johnny Strange followed by a mix of incredible stunts and an official Guinness World Record attempt.

 

With support from The Isle of Wight’s very own The Ventnor Darlings and Alisha Bleue the show brought in an audience of all walks of life and supplied a huge mix of cabaret style performances.

 

 

Image by Gavin Taylor.

Read what the Isle of Wight’s County Press had to say about it, and check out Alex Watt’s amazing version of events too.

 

 


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Stagecoach Group 2017

Johnny Strange headed over to Fife in Scotland this week to perform for the folks over at Stagecoach Group.

 

Coming back to entertain for the second year running, this time Johnny brought Eve Elle to double the danger.

 

The daring duo performed stunts with broken glass and swords, enough to make your eyes water. From target whip cracking to scaling the ladder of swords this show was a marriage between danger and grace.

 

 


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Liverpool Tattoo Convention 2017

The Theatre of Wonder headed over to the Liverpool Tattoo Convention this year, bringing all kinds of weird and wacky stunts with them.

 

Johnny Strange was back at the Liverpool Tattoo Convention this year and this time he brought some friends. Eve Elle brought her bed of nails and ladder of swords, Charlie & Rachel Atlas performed their death defying knife throwing routine, Bloody Bones brought his unique flavour of humour to the stage along with his mouse trap of doom, and the Fuel Girls heated things up with a host of cosplay themed fire stunts.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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