Ian Pycroft

Other Artistic Entertainer

(7 Reviews)5.0
Also Performs As: Lookalike, Extra, All-Round Kids Entertainer, Street Performer, Costumed Character, Christmas Entertainer
Country: United Kingdom
Based In: Norwich, East of England
Performs: Nationwide
From: £300
Actor, Event Manager, Creative Performer, Film Extra, Advisor and Consultant, Costumed Interpreter, Teacher, Craftsman, and described as The Timelord, every image you see here involves me and my extensive Wardrobe of costumes and props. Have been doing this 30 years.
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HIstorical Performance as an individual, and /or arranging, managing and performing with a larger team.
History Subjects- freelance teaching to all ages and SEMH, across 25+ subjects
Film and TV services including principal actor, extra, props sourcing, location sourcing, consultancy and black-powder armourer
Victorian / Dickensian Christmas show and characters
St George's Day characters and Kids Knight School
Robin Hood show
Excalibur / King Arthur Show
Wedding, Bar Mitzvah, Birthday Parties with historical themes
Events created and supplied to Scouts, Cubs, Societies etc.
Stone Age ...

Reviews     (7 Reviews)

Ian Pycroft - Other Artistic Entertainer - Norwich, East of England Event Location: Nottingham, England Event Type: Public Events at Castle 18th August 2021
NOTTINGHAM CASTLE TRUST Nottingham Castle Trust has worked successfully in partnership with Ian Pycroft & Black Knight Historical (BKH) reenactment company since 2019. Ian is very knowledgabke about his subject areas and was able to expertly guide Castle Staff as to the reenactment events that would work best for the reopening of the Castle in June 2021 onwards. Ian and the BKH members have delivered a range of reenactments from Vikings to WW1. Each event has proven very successful with the general public. BKHs attention to detail of each era and their living history experiences and performances have entranced both children and adults alike. Throughout the challenge of C19 BKH have worked collaboratively with Nottingham Castle to keep everyone safe and entertained. BKH are a very reliable and friendly company. They understand and respect historical sites and can be trusted to leave the site as they found it on arrival.
Reviewed by: Nottingham Castle
Ian Pycroft - Other Speciality Act - Norwich, East of England Event Location: The Old Palace, Hatfield, London Event Type: Public Event Tudor Entertainment 1st December 2023
TUDOR BANQUET ENTERTAINMENT, HATFIELD HOUSE, HERTS Ian and the Black Knight Historical team were absolutely amazing. Their attention to detail and knowledge was very reassuring should guests want to ask questions. They interacted with guests in their characters and provided the entertainment with the education. Thank you to the whole team for providing an excellent evening, we cannot wait to work with you again. Lucy, HHH.
Reviewed by: Hatfield House Hospitality
Ian Pycroft - Other Speciality Act - Norwich, East of England Event Location: Weald and Downland Museum Event Type: Special Themed Event at Museum 9th July 2023
BIG BAKE WEEKEND, WEALD & DOWNLAND MUSEUM, SUSSEX Thank you so much for a fantastic weekend of Historical interpretation in our building from North Cray. At short notice, you delivered above and beyond to give our visitors, volunteers and staff a vivid glimpse of what life may have been like in this Medieval building around a specific baking/grain theme. Added to that you treated the Museum with respect and consideration and were a pleasure to have working alongside the Museum team.
Reviewed by: Weald and Downland


Over the last 25 Years I have arranged, managed and performed as over 200 different historical and fantasy characters , all equipped from my own wardrobe and stores.
This has included Scouts Jamborees, A Bar Mitzvah with a medieval twist, a Billionaires Birthday Party Medieval castle extravanganza, accompanied Tyson Fury in his Wemblet Stadium Ringwalk as St George, created and performed with a team of medieval Knights for Ant & Dec's Saturday 'K'night Takeaway, worked in hundreds of stateley homes and castles, created Historical Pageants, appeared on horseback in anniversary parades, worked ...

Previous Clients

The Mary Rose Trust, Weald and Downland Museum, Didcot Railway Centre, Marsh Insurance, Warwick castle, Berkeley Castle, Sudeley castle, Castle Rising, Norwich Castle, Peterborough Museum [Vivacity], Eureka Childrens Museum, National Trust and English Heritage properties across the country, The Photography Show, Lacock Abbey, The Charterhouse [London], Valence House Museum, Eastbury Manor House, Strawberry Hill House, Scarlett Entertainment, Contraband, hundreds of schools, Aston Hall, NBC International Xmas special, Great British Castles, Expedition Unknown, Stamford and Lichfield Georgian F ...

Suitable for

Anniversary Party Awards Ceremony Bachelor / Stag Party Bachelorette / Hen Party Bar / Bat Mitzvah Birthday Party (Adult) Birthday Party (Child) Birthday Party (Teen) Casinos Charity / Fundraising Event Christmas Party Cocktail Party / Drinks Reception Community Event Conference / Meeting Corporate Event Cruise Ships Dinner Party Festival / Outdoor Event Grand Opening Party Halloween Party HM Forces/Army/Navy/Military Event Holiday / Theme Parks Hotel Event New Year's Eve Party Nursing / Care Home Event Private Party Product Launch / Promotion Restaurant / Bar / Pub Event Retirement Party School Event Session Work Social Club Trade Show / Exhibitions University / College Event Wedding Reception

Acting Experience

Ant & Dec's Saturday Knight Takeaway for ITV
Tyson Fury Ringwalk for BT Sport on 23 April 2022
C5 Great British Castles
NBC International Xmas Day special from Aston Hall

Physical Characteristics

Height: 6'1"
Chest: 45"
Eyes: green
Shoe Size: 9

Additional Information

Member of Equity, Insured Public Liability and Employers Liability to £10 million, DBS checked, Shotgun and Black Powder certificates held for historical firearms held and used,

Virtual Services Offer

Online History Tuition

As a history teacher its not always possible to travel to every enquiry. So this service is established to assist those who might require such services.

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