Catspaw Authentic Entertainment - v ery special entertainment for special events. Check out our workshops - especially the range of story workshops. Or make your party an event to go down in history with one of our shows from the Dark Ages, Medieval, Viking, Elizabethan periods. Our wedding listings offer something a little different for stag and hen and wedding entertainments.


Most of the acts have information on their page about booking them, however as an easy alternative, you can always just email jo at stating which performer(s) you are interested in, for what kind of booking, when and where.

If you need information such as CPR checks, PL insurance or risk assessments please do let us know at the outset, or as soon as possible thereafter. These are available for most of our acts, but we always prefer to provide the information in well in advance. Risk assessments written in haste the day before an event are inevitably less well considered, and some events have specific details which mean they need their own tailored version.

When you make an enquiry about a specific act, with a date, we will check with them, you can ask to have a provisional booking, this does not guarantee you the act, it means we will check with you before they take another booking. The only way to secure your booking is to return a signed completed booking form along with the deposit or full payment.

We would ask that you do not approach the artist directly, but through catspaw, unless you are given their contact details for a specific reason. We are here to make their life simpler as well as yours. It is also rather unethical and puts the artists in an arkward position. This applies to repeat bookings as well as your initial enquiry.


Longshanks and Talesman - much more detail than we have here, and more pictures. lots of background information on their very special site specific performance archaeology(including an article on "what is performance archaeology")

The Travelling Talesman - more information on the excellent storyteller

Jo (who does lots of the work at Catspaw)'s site as a performer herself - Actress, Dancer and Voiceovers.