Captain Franko has been an entertainer for nearly 30 years. He has performed dozens of different shows, in a several different countries.
He's currently performing four different acts: Comedy Escapology, a Flea Circus, Traditional Punch and Judy and a hand-cranked Street Organ. He has experience with, and is available for, events and venues around the globe.
Franko performs regularly in Covent Garden, London; the global home of street performing - part of a tradition going back close to four centuries!
Culture and Theatre
Since the 1660s Covent Garden has never missed a chance to put on a performance
The first record of Covent Garden street entertainment came in 1662, when Samuel Pepys’ diary notes that a marionette show featuring a character named Punch took place on the Piazza. Today, the custom continues.
For centuries, culture vultures have swooped on Covent Garden. They obviously relished the area’s eclectic, ever-changing mix or opera, ballet , musical theatre and drama, from highbrow and mainstream to fringe and beyond, all tastes are catered for and all emotion are stirred. No other urban quarter in the world has two great opera house and more than twenty thriving theatres