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Medieval Jesters

Medieval Court Jesters

Our jester act is one of the most popular jester acts in the UK! We are official resident jesters at Alnwick Castle (of Harry Potter film fame) and regularly work for English Heritage at their castles across the UK and have also been official jesters to both Tewkesbury Medieval Festival and Scotland's Festival of History. We also perform at many other medieval events including corporate parties, weddings, historical fairs and festivals.

Baldwin the Fool and Godfrey Pugh perform the best range of jester entertainment in the country including shows, stilt walking, circus skills workshops and roving performances. Our props are historically appropriate (so no plastic juggling equipment!) and we can provide a medieval tent and arena for our performances

Past performances include:
Tewkesbury Medieval Festival 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013
Scotland’s Festival of History 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014
Alnwick Castle 2012, 2013, 2014
Royal Armouries, Leeds 2010, 2011
Dover Castle 2013
Scarborough Castle 2013

Comedy Jester Shows

Our comedy jester juggling show has been called the best of its kind by those in the know. Enjoyed by old and young alike this show is firmly aimed at family audiences but is also suitable for adult only audiences. Lots of visual entertainment and verbal comedy this show will have you laughing, cheering and even weeing (its okay it's just a sound effect we get audience members to say during a small part of the show!)

Jester Stilt Walking

Stilt walking is great entertainment. We perform this highly visual entertainment in a comic interactive way to maximise the fun everyone has at your themed event. Our jester stilt walking costumes are unique and the giant shoes always garner looks and comments from people.

Medieval Circus Skills Workshops

We provide the only medieval themed circus skills workshops in the country. All our circus equipment has been themed as far as possible so that it fits in within a medieval event. The equipment is made from cloth, wood or metal (with the exception of the diabolos which although rubber are black and white in colour). We can also provide a medieval arena for the workshop with banners and a medieval tent as further options

Roving Entertainment

We can perform roving entertainment as ground based jesters. Our comic interaction and juggling will add a brilliant medieval ambience to your themed event. You may also like our roving peasants acts with their medieval cart

Medieval Tent & Arena

We can provide a medieval and tent and arena with banners for your event. We always provide a bunting & pole arena for events but the addition of banners and tent are great for setting the scene and creating a medieval atmosphere. The full tent and arena do, however, add to the set up and take down time and therefore a small additional fee is charged


Our prices vary depending on the event and what entertainment you book. Guide prices are from £250-£350 per person plus expenses. Expenses usually include travel and parking (unless this is provided free of charge) but may also include accommodation and other expenses for events a significant distance from us or for multi date events.
We are based in Gloucestershire but are happy to travel anywhere. We perform regularly at Alnwick Castle - 6 hours drive away! We have also performed in Northern Ireland, The Orkneys, North Wales, The Lake District and many locations closer to home.
Yes we are insured through Equity and their underwriters. £10 million public liability
We can provide risk assessments for all the types of entertainment we provide
We perform for nearly any event. We have performed at castles, shopping centres, weddings, promotions, adverts, news bulletins, parties, and many other types of events. We are happy to discuss how our style of entertainment can enhance your event.

We normally perform 3 sets during up to a six hour day. Sets can vary in length from 20-60 mins depending on the type of performance and act. Shows last 20-30mins; roving performances last 30-60mins; workshops last 30-60mins. We are happy to tailor the number of, and length of sets to fit your event. Please contact us to discuss options

Our acts are all suitable for a family audience. In fact, this is our ideal audience as we have created our acts to appeal to both adults and children. We can tailor the acts for adult only audiences. Although we are not specifically children's entertainers some of our acts can be performed for children only as well.