Gary & Pel Live-Action Cartoon is a Cardiff-based outdoor performance company mixing slapstick comedy, dance, circus, and adventure. Performances are created using a ‘Non-language’ Vocabulary to ensure inclusivity to all languages and D/deaf audiences. We aim to create visually stunning stories through the set, costume, larger-than-life characters, and clear, concise physicality and movement. Our concepts feature colorful cartoon aesthetics for children and subtle adult humor for all the family to enjoy. Our aim is to capture audiences and brighten their day with interactive fun, laughter, and ridiculous escapades. Gary & Pel is an open and proud LGBT+ performance company and explores these themes through our family-friendly performances in a cheeky slapstick approach.
Created by award-winning performer and director Alex Marshall Parsons, Gary and Pel have been commissioned by Articulture Wales (CarCrash Wedding) Coreo Cymru, Green Man Festival, Festival of the Sky (Honeymoon Balloon) and funded by the Arts Council of Wales and have performed throughout Wales and England on various tours; Green Man Festival, Festival No.6, Appetite Stoke, Hastings Battle festival, Tilt Festival, Festival of the sky, Wales Millennium Centre, Machynlleth comedy festival, Newport’s Big Splash, Swansea Dance Days among others.
Alex Marshall Parsons
Artistic Director & Performer
Alex is an award winning Performer, Director and film editor based in South Wales. Specialising in Contemporary Dance, Physical theatre & Slapstick performance. A self proclaimed 'Live action cartoonist'
Performer and co-choreographer
Kimberley is a Performer and a Co Director of Kitsch & Sync Collective.