Biography and Contact Details

Calvero (real name Frank Terry) began his career in showbiz as an ice skater in 1968  at the then famous American Forces ice cabaret show "Casa Carioca" based in Garmish-Pa., Bavaria. Prior to that Frank trained at Streatham ice rink in London reaching silver medal standard and British Junior Pair Skating Champion in 1966

Following the show in Garmish Frank went on to skate in Ice Shows in the U.K. and Frank met his wife Jan when they were performing at The Blackpool Ice Show in 1972.  They then went on to skate in S. African ice shows as a novelty double act and Frank also played the principal roll in "Rumplestiltskin On Ice", & The Wizard in "The Snow Queen On Ice".  Frank & Jan developed an acrobatic act on ice which they performed in Cottle & Austin's touring ice circus. They then began performing an acrobatic / adagio act "Duo Du Sol" at Theatres, Clubs, Hotels, Holiday Parks, etc. throughout the U.K. & Europe. 

They toured frequently with the Ken Dodd show for eleven years, playing at many of the number one theatres in the U.K.  The Charlie Chaplin / Rag Doll act was developed initially for a summer show  at the Spa Theatre, Bridlington in 1985. This act became so popular that it eventually took over entirely from their original adagio act and is still today as in demand as ever.  

Frank adopted the name "Calvero" from the character Charlie Chaplin played in his film Limelight. He now uses that stage name for all his solo work. (meet & greet, interactive, etc. as Charlie or other characters). Frank & Jan have two daughters Delia & Yvette (Du Sol) who are both very successful professional acrobatic / contortionist, & Ariel performance artistes.

Contact Details:

Telephone / Fax:   Home - 01332 552910.  Mobile - 07957327746

email:  calvero@ntlworld.com

 

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