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Jon Croose

Jon Croose is a busker, theatre writer, performer, musician, teacher and academic with a 20-year record working in community arts, festival, street theatre, music, Theatre and Drama in Education, youth and community work. He has an MA in Cultural Performance from Bristol University in association with Welfare State International and a PhD from the University of Exeter in Cultural Geography / Performance Studies on ‘The Practices of Carnival, Community, Culture and Place’.

Jon’s work has involved creative collaborations in arts participation, site-specificity, community theatre, intergenerational performance, outdoor festival and processional crafts. My work consistently engages with social processes of community creativity in order to support grassroots arts production. 

He also plays music in the street, wears silly hats and has been stage manager for the Blazing Saddle and Summerhouse Outdoor Theatre stages at Glastonbury for over 13 years.

Jon will be performing, with his daughter Tilly on guitar and ukulele, as part of Street Music on Friday 7th June on Paignton Esplanade.

You can find out more about his music at