*** NO BIRTHDAY PARTIES. Sorry, but this is a full 90 minute theater show ***
Chicago's favorite fire eater. I blend science and history with comedy and FIRE! I am the fastest selling act in the history of the Museum of Science and Industry.
Here is what people have to say about my show.
“Sideshow Visionary” Time Out Chicago
“...Britton has traded classic sideshow glitz for a lab coat and a personable demeanor.” Chicago Reader
“You Need Nerves of Steel and a Bit of Science to Eat Fire” Gizmodo
“His one-man show breaks circus acts — such as fire swallowing — down to bare bones physics.” DNA info
“You helped inspire thousands...”— The Museum of Science and Industry
Price Range: $1500-3000
Gig Length: 30 - 90 minutes
Insurance: $3,000,000 - Performer Insurance
What to Expect
A full stage show. I bring everything I need. Lights, sound, backdrops, set pieces, staging and even up to 100 folding chairs.
One of the best selling theater shows in Chicago, FreakShow & Tell redefines vaudeville.
A one hour and 20 minute stage show LIKE NO OTHER. Fire eating scientist Thom Britton explains exactly how these classic sideshow stunts work.
Recommended by The Chicago Reader every year it was performed!
Editor's Choice for TimeOut Chicago and The Reader
Best of Chicago in Variety Magazine
"Chicago's Favorite Fire Eater" award from SideDoor Theater
Some press quotes....
“One of my favorite guests.” — Mancow Radio Show
“Sideshow Visionary” — Time Out Chicago
“It’s the Velvet Underground of vaudeville” — Andy Matarrese
“...Britton has traded classic sideshow glitz for a lab coat and a personable demeanor.” — Chicago Reader
“Your shows is the entertainment of the century!” — The Crowd Theater
“He’ll eat fire, walk on glass, absorb a million volts for your amusement.” — Chicago Sun-Times
“Britton is a charismatic performer who appears genuinely thrilled to share how simple his seemingly death-defying acts really are. His explanations are peppered with jokes and carnival flair, making even the dullest details memorable and entertaining. ” — Chicago Reader
“...a show unlike any other — part lecture, part story and part physics lesson, Thom Britton had everyone on the edge of their seats. The best part? Getting a lesson on how to eat fire! ” — Yelp Official Blog
“That is unbelievable!” — Melody Mendez, Good Day Chicago Anchor
“You Need Nerves of Steel and a Bit of Science to Eat Fire ” — Gizmodo
“What makes Thom very special, is that he wants to explain it all to you.”
— College of Curiosity
“Thom is one of the most creative, intelligent performers I know” — Fred Anzevino, Theo Ubique Cabaret
“His one-man show breaks circus acts — such as fire swallowing — down to bare bones physics.” — DNA info
“You helped inspire thousands...” — David R. Mosena, CEO, The Museum of Science and Industry
Additional Booking Notes
I handle all the tech.
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Power source within 10 feet of stage.
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