Mat Ricardo

Mat Ricardo is the multi-award-winning “Gentleman Juggler” and one of the most unique, critically- acclaimed, and reliably entertaining variety performers in the world. 

Mat has spent the last 25 years entertaining the world with a variety juggling act that’s by equal parts astonishing and hilarious. Known for being one of the best comedy variety performers in the UK, Mat Ricardo is a revered figure on the cabaret circuit as well as one of the entertainment industry’s most in-demand artists.

They say he’s the first man in history to learn to put the tablecloth back on the table… but that’s just one of his incredible feats.

Mat Ricardo beguiles his audience with both old favourites and signature routines. These include tricks that haven’t been performed for decades, as well as some that have never been performed before, all delivered with dazzling confidence and a dose of wry wit.

In short, with Mat, you are guaranteed big laughs, serious skills, slapstick, and breathtaking spectacle.

Since helping to spearhead the resurgence of new circus and variety in the late 1980s, Mat has headlined theatres across Europe and appeared at countless international variety and comedy festivals, as well as the world’s best cabaret and burlesque stages. He has extensively entertained corporate clients, the British Royal Family, filled UK theatres and worked alongside the world’s best entertainers.
Mat Ricardo has won a host of notable awards, including the Herald Angel Award for theatre excellence, the British Cabaret Award for Best Speciality Act, the Kleinkunst Cabaret Prize, Stagetalk Magazine’s Show of the Year, and the Arts Award Pick of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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