Gary and Pel

Swan in Love


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.

Event info

‘Swan in Love’ is a must-see Swantacular walkabout performance; featuring a recycled 7ft Swan Pedalo. Gary & Pel pedals into the hearts of audiences; inviting them to slow dance, snap some piccys and even have a charming ride on the love boat itself. The Walkabout performance is accompanied by a Welsh Language soundtrack created by Welsh DJ ‘Dirty Pop’. So Swan on down and fall head over heels in love this summer. 

A 40-minute live-action cartoon walkabout for all ages to enjoy commissioned by Articulture Wales and Arts Council Wales

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