Mike Raffone is committed to bringing quality comic entertainment to your event or show. His work is interactive, eccentric, but above all funny. He is a comedian, comic actor and writer with 25 years' experience working on stage, in film and TV, at corporate events and at street theatre festivals.
He has worked for BBC TV and radio; with Alan Ayckbourn at The Stephen Joseph Theatre and at Copenhagen's Tivoli Glasshalen. He has also toured the world as a street performer and regularly hosts The Circus Big Top at Glastonbury Festival and The Royal National Theatre of Fools.
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