trying a succession of 'normal' jobs, moving to Somerset, getting
married to Janet in 1975 and fathering two children, Caroline
born in 1979 and Melanie arriving in 1982, the pull of the stage
proved too strong and Professor Popcorn was created.
A lifelong interest in magic and an uncontrollable urge to show
off were perfect ingredients for success and a classified advert
in the local rag set the phones ringing in the Popcorn household.
Now 20 years later with Janet answering the phone and looking
after the diary and Steve 'doing the shows' the Professor Popcorn
Show is seen and enjoyed by thousands of children and their grown
ups across Somerset, Dorset and Devon.
several years the Professor was accompanied by 'TRUMPER' the famous
Somerset County Gazette Elephant before he moved on to work with
Nigel the Magician.A plaque featuring 'TRUMPER' and Professor
Popcorn is on permanent display in the foyer of The Brewhouse
Theatre & Arts Centre in Taunton,Somerset.
clients include The West Somerset Railway,Sainsbury's,Asda,Pecorama,Pontins,Monkton
Elm & Wyevale Garden Centres & Cricket St Thomas.
Fetes, birthday and christmas parties, holiday centres, shopping
malls, children's and play-schools, in fact anywhere young people
want to be entertained, Professor Popcorn is still everyone's
favourite children's entertainer.