“Jeremy Farquar – Twisted butler” Promo

“Joe, thank you so much for bringing something political to The Hat Fair. It is important. Your performance brings us back to what The Hat Fair started as; what it is all about.”  Kate Hazel, Artistic Director, Winchester Hat Fair 2014.

“Probably the most important show ever to have performed at our festival” Steve Cousins, programmer, Streets of Durham Festival

“Challenging, inspirational theatre” Sydney Morning Herald

“A rare combination of humour, acrobatics, and message in a performance that holds you entranced from the word go.” Hilary Lawson, Director, The Institute of Art and Ideas

CAMPAIGN AGAINST ARMS TRADE – We received the following feedback:
“Me and my boyfriend knew nothing about the arms trade but decided that a comedy night in aid of something that sounded generally positive would be good date material. The gig itself was eye-opening. Not only was the detail of the arms trade that came out in the twisted butler’s act incredibly disturbing, but the passion and clear principle was inspiring.  During the following week my boyfriend, who works for a bank that shall remain nameless, paused and said, “I turned down an arms company’s request to bank with us today, I just couldn’t do it”. I hope that this proves that events, like the one that we attended, do make a difference. If it hadn’t been for the excellent acts at the CAAT gig my boyfriend and I would still be going about our everyday lives in ignorance. Thanks so much to all of the acts for giving us a much needed education!”

Henry McLaughlin www.caat.org.uk/

“The cow, the Fool and the art of corruption” by Joe May

Inspirational and original theatre.

Jeremy Farquar, butler to the incredibly powerful, has been slightly deranged by the maddenning realities of our world.

He is ready to tell some tales using breath taking circus skills to help the story unfold.

Truly unique. Whistle blowing wisdom. Farquar is a Fool.

Everything is an analogy. Nothing is as it seems.

Pearls of wisdom fall gently from the darkened mouth of this cream faced loon, using breathtaking circus skills to share his truths.

Perfect for festivals, open air performance, cabaret, theatre, as an MC, and for schools/colleges.




Drawing on years of passionate thought and research, Joe May uses tricks to create images to explore important themes of our time: irony, the world arms trade, corruption…

and what we can actually do ourselves to move towards peace.

All delivered with a very healthy dose of laughter.


Compelling, inspiring and definitely funny.