About Micky Bimble
Micky Bimble

Micky Bimble is a multi-skilled juggler, clown, mime, cyr wheeler, fire performer and balloon modeller. He performs a multitude of walkabout acts, cabaret performances (including compere), fire shows and an educational act/lesson combining maths and circus (see schools and Workshops page). He can provide a wide variety of workshops for after school clubs, activity days, children's parties, corporate training, team building days, inset training or specific circus skills based training for all ages and abilities.

'Thank-you so much for the fantastic job you did at our daughter's wedding. I heard so many fabulous comments about the entertainment. One guest said its "the best wedding entertainment they had ever seen" - and these guests go to a lot of weddings! So different to everything else she had seen.'

Fiona Wright from Bolton

'Micky was fantastic and fitted in perfectly to the event.  He meeted and greeted the guests as they came in with juggling and tricks and then mingled with the crowds later on.'

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'Thank you so much for all your help it was amazing everyone really loved you both especially the children... Again thank you for all your help and for putting on a great show for us.'

Antoinette Murray- Londonderry


Micky Bimble served his apprenticeship in the streets of Canterbury. He performed at Glastonbury Festival in 1992 before touring Europe armed only with three fire clubs, big ears and a sense of humour. Settling in Portugal he became a regular at the Womad Festival in Caceres, Spain, and founded ‘The Zippies’ who were performers in residence at Pacha Nightclub in Ofir, Porto, delighting crowds of up to 7,000 a night with a blend of character-based clowning, ultra-violet theatre and crazed Diablo!

Companhia Marimbondo

From 1996 to 1999 he worked with ‘Companhia Marimbondo’, a four-man ensemble touring the length and breadth of Portugal, animating diverse events from medieval banquets, to the ‘Festival of Clowns’ in Santerem.
He also performed at Expo '98 in Lisboa and co-wrote and performed in the children's circus theatre plays ‘Circo Mamamia’ and ‘Os Bobos’.

Micky Mãos

The new millennium saw a collaboration with French performer Stephane Livo, to create ‘Los Dos Tornados’ - a comedy juggling act which headlined the ‘Artist’ Festival of Badajoz. Inspired by a month learning mime with the Spanish master Carlos Martinez, Micky created and toured the solo children's show ‘Micky Mãos’ in which mime and contact juggling were focal points.

Festival de Loures

Having developed an addiction for heights performing in ‘O Cameleao', an aerial based performance in the ‘Festival de Loures’ Lisboa, Micky returned to Britain in 2001 and trained static and doubles trapeze with Jackie Wellbourne, corde lisse with Gareth Bailey and attended three Acrobatics courses with Polichinelo Circus. He toured with Syrcus Circus playing Spanalzini in Coppelia in 2003 and in their environmental tour, ‘The Tree of Annwn’ in 2004.

Madame Mango's Circus

The three years upto 2005 also saw the formation and development of Madam Mango's Circus, with partner Claire Crook. This project, based around a pneumatic trapeze rig built onto a touring vehicle involved weekends of workshops on Village greens and performances of ‘Pandy's Potions’, a one-hour circus/theatre production.

Micky Bimble


Micky Bimble

He toured with Circus Ricardo in 2005 performing several acts and directing their new show. He also co-wrote and performed in a tour of the "Splendid" cabaret show with Sheffield based company Jamboree Arts.

While in Sheffield, Micky developed his teaching capabilities working on a long-term project with Creative Partnerships, Sheffield at Yewlands School as well as many short-term schools residencies. He worked regularly for Swamp Circus and Greentop Circus providing outreach workshops and corporate team building workshops. He was a tutor on the OCN accredited Circus in Performance course run by Greentop as well as creator and compere of a much acclaimed run of cabarets at the venue.

2013 saw Micky develop a new circus discipline, the Cyr wheel, a deceptively simple, yet fiendishly difficult piece of equipment to master, requiring amazing levels of strength, balance and grace.

He collaborated with fine artist Liliana Robins to create the art/circus crossover piece, "Sweet" which premiered in 2016 at the Circus 62 showcase at Victoria Works in Sheffield (see acts page)

He has recently relocated to Devon.

Micky Bimble - Sweet
Micky Bimble

Most of the above has taken place against a backdrop of the multi faceted role of single parentdom!


  • London Edge Fashion Tradeshow UK
  • O2 Arena Opening, London UK
  • DMC Building Opening Ceremony, Barnsley UK
  • Vimto Product launch UK
  • Esso Christmas Party
  • German Embassy Christmas Party Portugal
  • B&Q Christmas product Trade fair UK
  • EXPO’98 Portugal
  • Pacha Nightclub, Ofir Portugal
  • Wallsall UK Leather Museum UK
  • Sheffield Children’s Hospital UK
  • SENSE Christmas Party UK
  • X-Leisure UK


  • Glastonbury Festival of Performing Arts UK
  • Shambala Festival UKM
  • Womad Spain
  • Womad Gran Canaria
  • Oxegen Festival Ireland
  • Aurillac Festival France
  • Big Green Gathering UK
  • Solfest UK
  • European Juggling Convention Italy
  • British Juggling Convention UK
  • Sunrise Celebration UK
  • Artist Festival, Badahoz Spain


  • Llanelli Fun Day UK
  • Wirksworth Carnival UK
  • StreetFest, Barnsley UK
  • Garden of Lights Festival, Chesterfield UK
  • Feast Festival, Manchester UK
  • Lewisham People’s Day UK
  • Kettering Fun Run UK
  • Porto Half Marathon Portugal
  • Festas de Loures Portugal
  • Matlock Live UK
  • May Merrie, Kingston upon Thames UK
  • Tarrega Street Theatre Festival Spain
  • Chelmsford Christmas Lights UK
  • Dunfirmline Children’s Gala UK


  • Circus Ricardo UK
  • Zippies Circus Portugal
  • SyrcusCircus UK
  • Companhia Marimbondo Portugal
  • Swamp Circus UK
  • Greentop Circus UK
  • Madam Mango’s Circus UK
  • Jamboree Circus Theatre Co. UK
  • EBGB’s Portugal


  • 2/09 Acrobatics tutor CIP, Greentop
  • 07/08 Regular Tutor at Greentop Youth Circus
  • 9/08 Teambuilding Workshop, Darby Dale
  • 9/08 Circus Skills Workshop for Barnardos, Barnsley Metrodome
  • 8/08 Circus Skills Workshops at Easthill School and Elsecar Heritage Centre
  • 6/08 Week of Circus Skills Workshop and recycled material costume making and parade. EBCS
  • Arts College, Bridgewater
  • 6/08 Series of Circus skills workshops, Theatre Royal, York
  • 5/08 Series of Circus skills workshops, RCAT, Rotherham
  • 4/08 Teambuilding workshop, Sheffield Hallam University.
  • 4/08 Circus skills workshops at Thormhill Primary & Kimberworth Primary School
  • 3/08 Circus Skills Workshop at Hinde House Secondary School
  • 2/08 Series of Circus skills workshops at SADACCA, Sheffield
  • 2/08 Series of Circus skills workshops for Heeley Development Trust at Anns’Grove
  • Primary and Carfield Primary, Sheffield
  • 2/08 Circus Skills Workshop at Meadowview Primary, Roughwood Primary and
  • Wingfield Comp, Sheffield
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