Freerunning@ UK Tour
An extreme sport meets stunning backdrops
In the summer of 2012 Peel brought a brand new and exhilarating freerunning show to some of the UK's most spectacular stately homes. This was the first time this high-energy, extreme sport had toured heritage properties and with backdrops like Speke Hall, Croome Park, Holkham Hall, Harewood House, Wollaton Hall and Bournemouth Littledown Centre, this was much more than just a spectacle of sport.
Our specially devised, adrenaline-charged show exhibited the agility and strength of some of the best freerunners in the country, negotiating a cutting-edge set with daring feats of gymnastics, combined stunts and martial arts.
With huge acts of physical endurance, sheer bravery and more than a few leaps of faith, our performers provided a thrilling showcase of their astounding skills, composed with comedy, drama and audience interaction. Featuring Creative Director and triple Guinness World Record holder, Sam Parham, (World War Z, Pirates of the Caribbean 4 and Harry Potter), the show told the story of Jake, a homeless teenager who teaches himself freerunning.
Following a successful open audition as a film stunt extra Jake gets his first big break, but as his punishing schedule gets underway he realises just how much he still has to learn.
As he strives to reach the levels of stunt coordinator and martial arts expert, Scarlett - played jointly by Guinness world record holder Chloe Bruce (Harry Potter, Clash of the Titans 2) and sister Grace Bruce (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) filming is thrown into crisis and Jake is faced with the biggest challenge of his life, both personally and professionally...
Once again, our national PR and marketing campaign attracted some great coverage from BBC Breakfast and local television, radio and print media. Plus we were also able to form promotional partnerships with Hamleys, Delia Online, House of Fraser and Amex, as well as corporate sponsorship from Fujifilm.