Big Top Entertainment

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Tom Hastings profile

Tom has been a professional performer since 1999, providing high quality entertainment to audiences of all ages. He is skilled in many forms of entertainment and has performed at private functions and corporate events all over South Africa and internationally including UK, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia and Namibia.


He is constantly striving to increase his skills and is able to provide a creative and unique entertainment experience. 

He is originally from Cape Town, but moved to Durban in 2004. In his spare time he likes to surf, read sci-fi and fantasy novels and visit nature reserves and the beach with his wife, Amanda, and his son. He has a keen interest in electronics, with a view to developing new juggling equipment. He also plays jazz guitar with a number of Durban performers.


Skills & Talents

Magic, Juggling, Unicycling, Stilt Walking, Fire performance, Club and Poi Swinging, Slack Rope Walking, Rola Bola, Escapology, Hat Tricks, Balloon Twisting, Diabolo, Game Organising and Jazz Guitar.


Performance history

October 2011 - present     Big Top Entertainment, Durban, South Africa          Owner & performance artist

Mar 2007 - Jan 2012         On The Ball Productions CC, Durban, South Africa   Owner & performance artist

Dec 2006 - Feb 2007        Margate, South Africa                                       Freelance performer

Aug 2006 - Nov 2006        Flying Elephant Parties, Dubai, UAE                     Performance Artist

May 2006 - Aug 2006        Brighton, UK                                                   Freelance performer

Jun - Jul 2005                  Margate, South Africa                                      Freelance performer

2004 - 2007                    Roots & Wings, Durban, South Africa                   Performance Artist

2003                              Heavy Fluid, Cape Town, South Africa                 Performance Artist

July - August 2002           Abha Palace Hotel, Saudi Arabia                         Performance Artist

Oct 2001 & 2002              Cape Town, South Africa                                  Freelance performer

Nov 2000 - Sept 2001       Jebel Ali Hotel & Golf Resort, Dubai                      Kid's club manager & fire performer

2000                              Fire 2000, Cape Town, South Africa                    Fire Performer

1999 - 2000                    Ring-a-Rose, Cape Town, South Africa                Clown, Juggler & Mascot

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