“During the past twenty years I have become keenly aware of Fergus’ status as one of a handful of working performers who shape the landscape of this unique part of New Zealand’s cultural landscape, particularly in the arena of festive culture. His influence has helped shape my own professional and personal development and, as I have moved into state education in recent years, he has influenced my students by appearing (both anecdotally and through personal appearances) in my classrooms…”
Dip. Tch., MA (Hons. 1st class)
TiC Drama Waihi College
Director: Troupe Waihi
"The students who were involved with the workshop came away very enthusiastic, asking when they could have another one. It was a delight to see the enthusiasm that MR FUNGUS' visit engendered in all the people involved..."
"MR FUNGUS has exceptional ability as a performer. His material was pitched at exactly the right level and he quickly established and maintained with ease, a marvellous rapport with his audience. It was heart-warming to hear 300 young people shrieking with genuine, unselfconscious laughter. MR FUNGUS' clowning, mime and juggling skills are of the highest quality and he combines them in a pacey performance that had his audience completely entranced..."
"Fergus Aitken is an artist of considerable skill, versatility and sophistication. His depth of training is clearly apparent. He engages his audience, interacts with them and demands their participation. He succeeds admirably. Students enjoy a good laugh and appreciate a diverse range of entertainment skills..."
Hawera High School
"I have no hesitation in recommending
MR FUNGUS as a professional performer who has the ability to relate well to students and staff and whose material is appropriate and well pitched to secondary school audiences..."