The UK’s No.1 Folk & Hip-Hop Dance Extravaganza is to be filmed for an exciting new documentary at the Harrogate Theatre on 1st March 2012. The live performance of Time Gentlemen Please! will be incorporated into a feature length documentary charting the history of The Demon Barbers electric folk band and the evolution of this unique dance show.

The fast-paced and innovative spectacular brings some of the UK’s oldest forms of dance bang up to date as they collide with some of the youngest as the UK’s top clog, sword and Morris dancers go head to head with their counterparts from the worlds of B-boying, popping, krump and beatboxing.

Film distributor Safecracker Pictures, who are producing the film, are also keen to put folk music and dance into its historical context through the examination of its origins compared with the birth of modern hip hop.

Nigel Horne Managing Director of Safecracker Pictures says:

“The dancing is extraordinary. This is every bit as dynamic and ground-breaking as Stomp was a decade ago. Folk is having a massive resurgence and Time Gentlemen Please! is at the cutting edge of this revival. Putting traditional and modern dance together on stage shows that there is a genuine connection between them. This is something the documentary will aim to explore with the aid of some well respected Folk enthusiasts such as the comedian Stewart Lee and Horace Panter, Bass Player from The Specials. We are tremendously excited about being involved with Damien Barber and The Demon Barbers and bringing the show to the wider audience it deserves.”

Damien Barber, the mastermind behind award-winning folk band The Demon Barbers and Time gentlemen Please! says:

“The response to our show has been phenomenal from both folk and street dance fans. All our dancers have taken the opportunity to learn from each other and have been amazed by the similarities and shared experiences they found in the two – seemingly very different – dance styles.”

What the media have to say about Time Gentlemen Please!

“.. a consistently lively entertaining music and dance performance virtually guaranteed to raise weary spirits and send an audience home smiling” The Times

“Time Gentlemen Please! is more exciting musically and choreographically than Riverdance or Stomp; it’s more ambitious, culturally more important. Someone should give this show a West End run.” Songlines

Safecracker Pictures: Safecracker Pictures is a UK based distributor of independent feature films and documentaries. They have had great success with other folk dance related films such as “Morris: A Life with Bells On” starring Derek Jacobi and the poignant Morris dancing documentary “Way of the Morris”.

For interviews, stills, broadcast footage of the show and guest appearances please contact Damien Barber on

For more information regarding the shoot and the documentary please contact Nigel Horne on


Full tour schedule:

1st March – Harrogate Theatre
2nd March – Birmingham Town Hall
6th March – Doncaster Civic
7th March – Dorking Halls
8th March – The Anvil, Basingstoke