Bell and Bullock

Bell and Bullock are Karen Bell and Dafe Bullock (see what we did there?). 

They met in their home town of Bristol whilst attending training at Fool Time and discovered a shared passion for circus, clowning and street theatre. Karen went on to do the Drama degree at Newcastle Poly and lured Dafe up north to join her. Together they founded Bell and Bullock in 1991 after a few too many scrumpys and a bet that ended in them forming the duo.

Karen later attended further courses at Circomedia leaving Dafe with a list of props to make and a few household chores to keep him out of trouble. His background in marine engineering, relentless imagination and a fascination with all things mechanical enabled him to turn fantastical ideas into ingenious reality.

All acts feature strong comic characterisation, impressive costumes, mind-boggling contraptions and surreal tricks to amuse and fascinate. With a wealth of experience they are able to coax even the shiest of children (and adults) to join in. 

They are both part of the Clown Doctors programme delivering visits to children in Newcastle hospitals, and share a love of swing dancing.

Performance Styles

  • Walkabouts
  • Stilts
  • Shows
  • Christmas