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"Hi there

Camila was fantastic at the party. We really appreciate the effort she made to travel so far.

I would definitely recommend her. The kids loved the face painting and balloons."





"Hi Amanda

We would like to thank you again for entertaining our little one’s on Saturday. The kids had lots of fun. It was a pleasure having you there!"


Malini and Jeeva



"Hi Amanda, 

I just wanted to thank you for an amazing time on Saturday. The kids just loved you.

The guests were even saying how good you are at what you do and they love how great you are with the kids. 

I could not believe that Mikayla actually painted her face. You did an awesome job and you are so talented. 

I will definitely be hiring you guys again."


Reshika Singh



"Hi Amanda,


Just wanted the say a BIG THANK YOU, for all your effort in making the party special.

The kids really enjoyed themselves. You did an awesome job!!!!"


Cleo Singh


"Hi Amanda, 

Thank you to both you and Tom for the entertainment on Sunday.  I am not sure who loved it more the kids or adults. 

Liyara had a fantastic party thank you for being a part of it."


Sue Pather

"Thank you for Saturday, you guys were such a hit with the kids and they were thoroughly entertained- I think I will definitely be getting calls about your act!

Once again a big thank you"


Sharon Singh



"Hi Amanda 

I would like to thank Tom and yourself for the professional service that you have delivered. The show was amazing and the kids loved it. You made so many kids happy."

Velonie Reddy




"Hi Amanda,
Thanks so much! Tom was amazing!!! We and every else loved him! He will definitely be recommended to anyone that asks."






"Thank you for the awesome entertainment, the kids and the guests where left speechless.


Tom and the face painter were amazing with the kids and adults.


Thank you for making my babies first birthday a memorable one JJJ"

Mandelene Naidoo



"Dear Amanda and Thomas.

Thank you so much for your professional performance on Sat.  All the kids and parents thoroughly enjoyed the show.

Much gratitude."

Keeren Lutchminarain


"The performers did such a lovely job on Saturday. The kids' enjoyed themselves a lot. Performers both Camilla and Bongiwe have such great personalities and got along perfectly with the kids. Thank you again."

Daloshni Govender

"Tom was brilliant. We just loved him.  The kids were in awe of him and he was so great with them and the Birthday girl. Thank you for your professional service Amanda, and please thank Tom again from us for what was a truly brilliant show. He is so talented and you can see he just loves what he does. Thanks so much."

Gill and Ashley

"Hi Amanda and Tom.

Thank you very much for making my daughter’s party memorable on Saturday. The kids had lots of fun, they are still talking about it!!!

Your professionalism and exceptional treatment from the time I made the enquiry to the performances was more than amazing!!! Thank you very much!!"

Zanele Dlamini


"Hi Amanda

Just wanted to say thank you for the amazing presence that you and Tom brought to Aryans's party.  You guys are amazing!
Keep up the awesome work."


Nicole Hendriks and the Saints Media Team

"I would just like to say a huge thank you to Karla on an excellent job! The kids loved her and so did I!

The party was fantastic. Looking forward to meeting Big Top Entertainment again at my niece Iman’s 1st Birthday Party on 02/08/2015."



Kuraisha Abdul Khalek


"Just wanted to say thanks so much for the wonderful entertainment on Saturday. All the kids, and especially the birthday girl, really enjoyed themselves. The adults were also keen to join in on the activities and had a lot of fun. I love the manner in which you guys interacted with the kids and everyone has been raving about your services. I am definitely going to recommend your company to friends and family."


Ramona Govender

"Tom was great – thanks so much! The kids loved him!"


Taryn Wulfsohn



"Hi Amanda. We want to say thank you, so much for all your hard work at the Party. You exceeded our expectations's. Not only did you work extra time, you painted the adult's and everyone was happy. I was so happy with my face painting, that I didn't want to wash it, off. Hahaha.  
Thank You So Much.  We will be using you at our future Party's."

Rakha Hiralal

"Dear Amanda and Thomas Hastings. 

I would like to place on record to you both our sincere thanks and appreciation for making Ruhi's party so successful, we all thouroughly enjoyed every moment.   I already have given friends your details!" 

Rathna Manilall



"I just wanted to say thank you so much for the face painting you did today at Joshua’s party! The kids loved it and it looked so beautiful! I even gave your details to some mom’s who enquired about you.  

You were very sweet and it was a pleasure to have you there, I will recommend you to all our friends."
Tazme Fanucci



"Thank you so much for the entertainment that you and Tom provided. The children loved every second of it. My nephews still ask me if Advay's birthday is this weekend again because they want to see " the tall man" again. Thank you also for letting all the "big" children take part in all the activities esp the tug of war. I look forward to having Tom and you at all of our future parties for Advay."

Kharuna Dhanraj

"Thank you to Tom for making Jessica's party such a happy one - the kids loved the balloons and the show (and the adults too) - what fun! "

Angela lamplough


"Just wanted to say a huge ‘’Thank You=)’’ to Tom for the awesome performance he put up for my boy’s party!!!

The kids totally loved the magic show, and the Adults are still talking about how entertaining it was, his performance ended up truly being the highlight for my guests, young & old alike !! 
Once again...Many Thanks for helping make my party the hit that it was !!!"

Rianna Hariparsad

"A huge thank you to Tom for the most amazing show!  The children were mesmerized and the Mom's are still What's Apping to say it was AWESOME.  So happy!"


Kim Longhurst  (Electric Glow Juggling Show for a 9th birthday party)

"Just wanted to say a Big Thank  You!! My boy loved his party and the Tom was a hit!! He definately made the show.    

Thanks so much."

Olivia Hean


"Wow, wow, that is how I can describe Saturdays performance, thank you so much guys for such a splendid perfomance. I will definitely recommend you to my friends, as I have already had enquiries.  Big up to Big Top!!!"

Nonkululeko Dladla




"The party was a big success! Tom was a big hit with the kids, there was lots of fun and laughter and a great time was had by all! He arrived early, was friendly and professional and really did a great job!! Thank you for making Leah's party one to remember! Kind regards and keep up the good work!"




Natasha Naidoo


"I just want to commend Big Top Entertainment on the amazing service. From the beginning to the end of the transaction you have shown excellent customer service.  Great communication and an excellent show. The kids still cant stop talking about the party. Thank you very much for making Jasmine and Ambers party a huge success!!!"

Sarisha Pillay.


"We would like to thank you for a lovely show on Saturday.     The kids really enjoyed the show  (and the adults). We will definitely recommend Big Top Entertainment to our friends and family."   

Candice De Vlieg

"Very efficient and organised. The quality of the face painting was brilliant, the best I have seen."

Bridget Taylor


"Dear Tom, thank you so much for an amazing party !Josh and all his friends had such a fun time!  So glad the weather held for us!  You definitely will be getting a lot of phone calls after this party , as it was a real hit!  Thanks again.
Tracey Robertson


"It was such a pleasure to have Petal at our party. She looked amazing and she was very professional!!  I will definitely recommend Big Top Entertainment!


Esti Alberts

"Everything was brilliant. even the adults are impressed!!"

Anamika Somera


"Petals did a great job. Thanks a lot. The party was a success. Kids really enjoyed themselves."
Valeriya Veremenko


"I would just like to say thank-you for making Jenna’s party a memorable day- all the children had loads of fun!"


Julie Rawlins


"A very big thank you to Big Top Entertainment, especially Tom for making Ria's 8th Birthday Party at The Othandweni Children's Home such a special & memorable one. Tom was amazing and entertained both the adults & kids. He was prompt. Pleasant & wonderful with the kids. I will definitely use you guys again for my next party and already have been asked for your contact details.  Once again Thank you, Thank you, Thank you & Keep up the good work."

Amesh & Suvika Bagwandin

"The children had a blast. I was extremely happy, Tom has a lot of patience with kids and knows how to keep them under control. The service is absolutely awesome, kids loved both the magic show and the games. I will definitely recommend your company to any parents that wish to make their child’s birthday a memorable one, Tom rocks!

Sma Biyela

"Great entertainment and excellent service. Keep up the FUNtastic work!"

Judy Magwaza


"Thank you for making Alexandria's 4th Birthday extra-special. You were enjoyed by both the kiddies & adults :)   And everyone had lots of fun-tertainment ;))"


Shalina Moodley-Alwar


"Thank you very much, we all had a wonderful time. Tom was fantastic, the children are still talking about him at school this morning!"


"Thanks so much for making Melissa's party so special. You were both great as usual and there were a lot of impressed moms!"


"We were very happy with the services provided, it was awesome! Adults alike also enjoyed the face painting! Thanks for making Ruhan's 1st birthday  party special!" 







"A big thank you to Tom for the superb performance at my function. He was punctual, professional, courteous and brilliant. The show itself was spectacular, keeping both children and adults enthralled. I will definitely recommend Tom Hastings to anyone looking for an entertainer. Thank you once again!

Vaughan Pillay

"Dearest Amanda & Tom - thank you so very much for making Abbi's party so memorable! You are both outstanding entertainers who offer excellent service and professional delivery. Many thanks"

Belinda May Rudd



"All went really well and Oh My Word "Petal's" was a Huge Hit! The mom was happy, the birthday girl was ecstatic and so were the kids. THANK YOU again for such an Awesome and Professional service!"


Kim, Hearty Party by Kim H


"Being a first time user of Big Top Entertainment, we were truly impressed by their service right from the first communication, through to the end of the party. We would quite happily recommend Big Top Entertainment, and Karla especially, for any birthday event. Well done and thank you for helping make the party a success."

Mike Breare

"Please could you pass on this message to Tom. He was absolutely fantastic the kids were enthralled for the full show and to top it off so were the adults which was a winner. So many people were impressed by the show, so hopefully there will be more business coming your way. Thanks once again!"

Candice King


"Once again thank you so much for an outstanding show! I always sigh with a sense of relief when I have secured a booking with you, because I know even if it pours with rain, I have you who will make our party a success - My girls love you guys! Thanks so much!"

Belinda Rudd



"I just wanted to thank you again for making Layla’s party so special! I really appreciate how professionally you managed the day and also how wonderfully patient and yet energetic you were with the children – the face painting, balloon twisting and games were thoroughly enjoyed and really made the day so much fun for everyone. Thanks for the wonderful memories J 

It was really lovely to see you again. Until the next party – take care and all the best to you personally and professionally."

Amsha Iyavoo

"Thanks so much. Tom was such a hit, especially with my daughter. She cannot stop talking about all the magic he did. Thnaks again for making Karan's birthday so memorable"

Kavitha Bachu

"Thank you SO much for such an incredible day. The kids were in their element and had such a ball. The very BEST part was that Cade thought Captain Magic was a real life superhero that had come especially to visit him. He with so thrilled! That just made my day - thank you."

Luanne Hough

"Just wanted to say a BIG thank you to Tom for the fabulous job he did at my son's birthday party. His performance was a HUGH success and the cherry on the top of a very successful event."

Sohana Singh

"Thank you for making my baby's party extra special and for the extra special attention and friendliness that was shown to all the kids. I know that I will definitely recommend your services and definitely use you again in the future."

Delene Clark

"WOW! Thank you sooooooooo much for the wonderful experience in dealing with your company. Tom was amazing and the kids and adults really enjoyed it."

Hashika Premji


"I would like to place on record our sincere thanks and appreciation for the professional manner in which you handled my daughter's birthday party. Tom was awesome."

Devandran Pillay

"Big Top were extremely professional and I was 100% satisfied with their services :) "

Candace Loukakis

I  want to thank you on a splendid job done at SHREYAS party on Saturday 23rd June. ALL my guests enjoyed the show and could not stop talking about it. I will definitely book you for the next party. Once again THANK YOU"

Ishwar Sukdeo


"Thank you so much for the wonderful entertainment provided at my daughters party. You have really played a huge role in making the party a success. My family, as well as all our guests, were really impressed with your services.  Not only the kids but the adults were also so engrossed in the variety show. You provided all the services as promised, and more. Your professionalism and punctuality was extremely impressive. I have and will continue to recommend your services to everyone I know. Thank you once again and I look forward to using your services again." 

Shivani Ramdhani

"Thank you so much for Sunday, you guys did an amazing job! You managed to entertain the kids as well as the adults.  Thanks for making Yashka's party a huge success!"

Kameshnee Chetty

"I just want to thank you guys for a job well done. Done excellently in fact. The client was over the moon…she was so surprised that the kids were so caught up with the entertainment, that they didn’t bother with much else."

Funtastique Party & Event Planning

"Everything was perfect. Pirate Tom had the kids intrigued and adults laughing. We were all very impressed :)"

Natacha-Lee Sanborn


"Hi Princess Amanda and Pirate Long Tom,

Thank you for the incredible job you did at our daughter Taryn's party yesterday. Wow you guys exceeded all of our expectations! From start to finish you were both amazing. Tom did not miss a trick and related to every single child that was there, from the welcome when they arrived to the final trick of the day. Between you, the entire party was totally under control and the kids were mesmerised. Thank you once again. We will be recommending you to our friends."

Patrick & Andrea Moroney

"The entertainment was superb. Everyone, both children and adults had so much fun at Sneha's first Birthday party. I can't thank Amanda and Tom enough for their patience and outstanding performances. I have already been asked for your contact details so you can be sure that everyone were taken aback. The kids thoroughly enjoyed the magical show and games. I will definately be using you again.

It's good to know that there are people like you around who can liven up an event or even brighten up a day and change a frown into a smile. You guys are really talented as such and I'm glad that this gift of yours is not been wasted."

Nithasha and Arvind Jeewan


"Big Top Entertainment was very professional and entertained and delighted all children of different ages.  I would highly recommend anyone to use them."


Kids' & family events

"Dear Tom;


You were the cherry on top at my husbands 40th birthday on Friday. The adults and kids loved you and you really gave our function a wonderful ending.  Thank you for making everyone feel so relaxed and for all the laughs.  Even for riding your unicycle on our driveway.  It added suspense to the whole act.  Thank you to Amanda for organizing everything.  My husband and I are super happy with service we received from Big Top Entertainment."


Michelle Naidoo, 40th birthday party, Magical Circus Variety Show


A big thank you to Tom and Petals. The kids loved them and they added that special touch to our festival."

Miranda Hattingh, Weenen Wildsfees  2014

"A very big thank you to both entertainers who did a sterling job! Their patience with the kids was truly awe-inspiring!"

Stephanie du Preez, Brettenwood Coastal Estate, Mad Hatters Tea Party

"It was a fabulous event and Tom was a hit!"

Fay Forbes, Head of Music, St. Johns DSG - St. Johns Day celebrations

" Thank you so much for the superb morning of entertainment. Our children thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. It was a pleasure working with someone so professional and organised. See you next year!"

Tarryn and the Grade 2s of Penzance Primary

"Tom put on a fabulous show, The electric juggling with the Hartley Fair finish was amazing. Well Done! Next Year same time."

Mr Hassan, Hartley School Winter Fair

"A big thank-you for the entertainment on Christmas day.  Each parent that we talked to made special mention of the children's entertainment being phenomenal. Thanks for helping us make a great day, a fabulous day."

Michael Smith, Hilton Hotel, Christmas Day entertainment.

"Thanks so much once again for the excellent entertainment. You are very professional and our event went off very well. The kids really enjoyed the magic show and were fascinated with the tall balloon twister. I even enjoyed the face painting - I was first in the queue. We are really glad we chose you again for our function and will definitely do so again.

Michele, Harley owners street party


"Thank you so much for being part of the Weenen Wildsfees. The kids had loads of fun and we have had some great feedback on your performance/entertainment! We really appreciate the effort you put in to come all the way to our little town to make the day so much more fun." 

Miranda Hattingh, Weenen Wildsfees  2013

Adult events


"Hi Amanda, 
Thank you very much for connecting us with Tom. He did a brilliant performance at our wedding yesterday and really helped that the day was totally awesome.We will definitely recommend you and Tom if we hear about other events that need great entertainment."

Stefan Kunze - Multi-Talented Roaming and Comedy Magic Varity Show, and Stefan and Nonjabulo's wedding



"Thank you for the wonderful and most importantly professional service we received from your company for this event.
The entertainment was fabulous, the guests really were enthralled by the light show.  The personal message was such a hit. 
I can honestly say that it has been a pleasure working with yourself and Tom from start to finish, in all aspects.
I will have no hesitation in recommending you to colleagues and friends, and/or for future events I host.
Thanks so much for making this a stress free aspect of my event, it is much appreciated.  And to Tom for providing such delightful entertainment."
Callum Roberston - Eden College 2015 Matric Dance, Electric Glow Juggling show, with POV Poi and Fire entertainment

"Please thank Tom for a top performance.  My guest really enjoyed his show."


Anisha Ishripersadh - Tom's Comedy magic Variety Show at a 21st birthday

"The magician was very good, he just arrived and got on with it.  Didn’t ask for who was in charge or anything just slipped in and started doing tricks. Very clever!"

Roaming magic, juggling and unicycling at the opening of Pentravel, Kloof Village Mall

(Booked by Posh Party

"Thank you again for a magnificent performance!  It left us all thrilled with excitement" :) 

Ayesha - Nova Fire Show at Wardah's Carnival Themed Kitchen Tea


"The event was amazing.  Service was phenominal. Thanks for helping make our event super fun."

 Tracy – Quirky Queens Event Management, Stilt Walking Juggler at a 40th birthday party

" Just to say thank you to you and your team for their performance at The Pumula Beach Hotel last week, it was really excellent. The conference went really well and everyone had an absolutely fantastic time. Thank you once again!"

Kerry Jerome - Symbiotic Communications, Nova Fire Show, background fire juggling and fire spinning

"Tom, thank you so much for your wonderful, entertaining presence at our event last night! The audience loved you. You certainly added flair to the event. Thanks very much again!

Rhoda Isaacs - Earth Hour Coordinator, WWF South Africa,   Nova Fire Show

"Our event went very well and the entertainment got more comment than the art on exhibit."

Shannon Johnstone, Fat Tuesday Art Gallery,  two roaming Magicians / jugglers


"The events for Southern Comfort were great, your fire poi swingers and stilt juggler with illuminated equipment were professional and lovely people to work with.  I will definitely be calling on you for future events. Thanks a mil."

Sally Ross - Sally Ross Event Management, Southern Comfort promotion - fire performers and stilt walking electric glow juggler


"We were very impressed with the service and professionalism. From the initial enquiry to the performance on the day of function, you were efficient and professional in every way. You guys have a great and talented team of people! Your performer was a definite hit with the partygoers."

Alene Naidoo, 21st Birthday Party, electric glow juggling stilt walker

I would really like to extend a Big THANK YOU! to Tom.... Thanks for the splendid entertainment.

Rekha Chinna, Research International year end function Variety Show, Pirate themed.

"Hi Amanda / Tom

On behalf of the Pharmacy Ball Committee I would like to thank you for the wonderful entertainment at our UKZN Pharmacy Ball.  We look forward to seeing more incredible performances from you guys next year. Once again thank you from all of us."

Miss E Pillay, Pharmacy Ball Committee, Electric Show, Year end function

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