Good Gracious has been working with reptiles as a hobby since 1994 and professionally in both zoos and in the film and TV industry since 1998 (wrangling animals for the likes of Nick Cave, The Zutons, Klaxons, George Michael, Scissor Sisters and many more), establishing Snakes and Ladies (formerly Tabitha's Snakes and Ladies- named after her largest and favourite snake, Tabitha, a 22kg boa constrictor) in 2006 as an independent company providing glamorous costumed handlers and tame, licensed snakes for walkabout and stage performances at live events, private parties and for photographers and performers too, as well as providing animals and consult services for the TV and Film industry.
Over the years S&L have performed at Bizarre Magazine balls, been featured in the Bizarre Magazine, Cambridge Edition, Mardi Gras Mag, a number of newspapers, and have shot with several acclaimed photographers including a Twitter/coffee table book project by Michael Hughes "Tweeter Street", and had a featuring role in a top ten music video for Benjamin Francis Leftwich for “Pictures”. Our more recent boasts include working on a forthcoming DC movie, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Midsommer Murders and BBC 3’s Harlotts.
We have developed close working relationships with some fantastic organisations and artistic communities, most notably Cambridge's own Neon Moon Burlesque and Cabaret Club, where we regularly feature in the line-up of these fabulous quarterly events both with and without animals. We also previously worked regularly with Inspired Life, an organisation working closely with communities and in schools encouraging children to explore their full potential, life dreams and aspirations, building confidence, environmental awareness and life skills. We have also "cured" scores of fears and phobias both during regular performance and filming workshops and through targeted phobia coaching workshops and built up a large following of new snake (and tarantula) enthusiasts along the way!
We’re not just limited to snakes- the spooky Birdwoman is a recent addition for character walkabout at events and we also have a huge selection of creepy crawly creatures available for photography and film shoots, please ask for a stock list for unusual living props!