|Posted by Danny Nutt on March 3, 2016 at 12:10 AM|
It's been a great few days in Newcastle. I spent the first night having dinner with our main entertainer, Bob Nicholson, and it was lovely to hear his stories about some of the parties he's run for us! I've also had some very constructive meetings with new actors who (nearly all) passed the audition phase and had a workshop where we reheasred some of the main themes.
Newcastle is a lovely city. Brimming with students, a buzzy atmosphere and super friendly people. It makes me realise how unfriendly some strangers in London can be!
We're looking forward to twaeking our marketing stategy to entice more potential party clients in and around Newcastle and Tyne & Wear as we expand our team up here. Exciting times!
|Posted by Danny Nutt on February 25, 2016 at 12:45 AM|
Did you know that as well as running our parties across the whole of London and most of the South East of Engand we also have a small team in Newcastle? Well if you didn't, now you do. 'Why Newcaste?' I hear you ask. Good question. Well, a good friend of mine who I had the pleasure of traning with as an actor at drama school, many moons ago (to quote Pirate Dan), Karen, lives nearby in Whitley Bay and suggested I give it a crack as there would be an appetite for it. Plus she knows a few actors who would be right for us. So, I went up a couple of years ago and set up a small team there. We've been steadily building up our presence in the 'Toon ever since and next week, I'll go up again to meet some more potential entertainers with view to having a workshop day and then, hopefully, they'll join the team. Hey presto.
We'll let you know how it all goes!
You never know, we may explore other areas in Britain to target too. Watch this space...
|Posted by Danny Nutt on February 17, 2016 at 8:30 AM|
I cannot believe that 10 years ago this summer, our first Nutty's party took place on a boiling hot, summer's day in Kent. We've done so many parties since then, created more and more characters, added extra types of party to our repertoire, learned from our mistakes and, above all, made many children happy- albeit for a couple of hours at a time.
But what are you doing to celebrate? I hear you ask. Good question. Well, we're working it out at the moment and we will let you know. But if you have any ideas, please let us know!
|Posted by Danny Nutt on February 4, 2016 at 12:00 AM|
Some potential clients are unsure where we perform our parties. Despite having a fairly comprehensive SEO (Seach Engine Optimization) system in place, we do sometimes get asked if we perform our parties in Yorkshire, for example. For the record, we don't I'm afraid! But our main area is London. And when we say London, we mean the whole of London! For example- North London (Camden, Islington, Crouch End, Muswell Hill etc.), East London (Dalston, Shoreditch, Bethnal Green etc.), West London (Shepherd's Bush, Chiswick, Hammersmith, etc.), South London (Dulwich, Brixton, Clapham etc.). Plus most of the South East (Kent, Surrey, Essex, Sussex, Herts etc.) and Newcastle Upon Tyne- where we have a small team.
So now you know- we do get around!
|Posted by Danny Nutt on September 24, 2013 at 4:30 AM|
Here at Nutty’s towers, we specialise in bringing characters and themed fun to children’s parties, transporting young people from all over London and the surrounding areas (and further afield) to lands where treasure is hidden and there are mischievous villains lurking. But we are also a dab hand at facilitating drama workshop parties, where young people get the chance to take centre stage, become heroes and villains, singers and dancers, clowns, or even take a step back in time to be Romans and Britons in a thrilling and gory tale. And all this happens in the comfort of your own home.
This two-hour alternative to our adventures includes fantastic warm-up games, team building and character development exercises, giving the party-goers a real taste of what it is to put on a show from scratch. Coming in appropriate costume is definitely encouraged, and there’s even a chance for the adults to come along at the end of the party to see what we’ve been up to.
So, if you’re the proud parent of a child with bags of energy and enthusiasm, and who would love the chance to perform in front of an audience on their birthday, please do get in touch about the drama workshop parties that we offer. We can also cater to the interests of our young clients, too- just drop us a line to see how we can make your party truly magical.
|Posted by Danny Nutt on September 17, 2013 at 4:35 AM|
There’s nothing like a bit of decorating to make a party feel really special, and guess what, it doesn’t have to be complicated. Have a look at our suggestions for easy ways to help make the venue for your party match with your chosen Nutty’s adventure theme:
Inflatable animals: It was not so long ago that Explorer Sophie actually had some rather fetching blow-up wildlife spread around the hall where her adventure was taking place. This proved to be particularly effective when 1) Sophie explained that she had once had to battle through a pit of snakes, and there was a snake hanging behind her, and 2) during the crocodile-escaping challenge, as, well, there was a real crocodile handing on the wall. For all the young explorers to escape from. Luckily, it didn’t move very fast.
Homemade bunting: If you have spare wallpaper or off-cuts of fabric from that decorating spree hidden away in the loft, bring it down, mount it on some thin card, cut into triangles and fold it over some lovely ribbon. Hey presto, you've created a really simple, beautiful decoration for any party theme.
Paper chains or paper men: Choose a couple of colours that match your theme (e.g. turquoise and blue for mermaids, black and red for pirates, red and yellow for firemen), and make paper chains using paper or light card to hang around the space. Again, keeping it simple and easy is the way to do it, and little goes a long way!
Have you got any lovely party decoration ideas that you’d like to share with us, or perhaps wow us with photographic evidence of your artistic flair? If so, email us over a photo, or send us a Tweet- we always love to see your fantastic ideas!