Dov Citron is a family entertainer, actor, poet and children's book author. He was born in Edgware near London, and studied Performing Arts at Amersham and Wycombe College, then gained a BA Hons Degree in Theatre at Leeds University in 1999. After graduating, he worked for Thomson Holidays and Lively Arts as both a hotel entertainer and an actor. He then worked in television and theatre. Dov’s alter ego, Captain Calamity, started out as a family entertainer, and is the star of The Captain Calamity Adventures, which can be found on both YouTube and in Dov’s self-published books.Dov currently resides in Edgware with his wife Kelly and two sons Zak and Luca, who often provide him with ideas and inspiration for his stories.
Dee Riley is a London-based author, artist, stage performer and illustrator. Dee spent the first 15 years of his career performing as a stage and close-up magician all over the world for different stage shows and private events, with several set residencies in and around London. Magic isn't his only passion, Dee is also an accomplished portrait artist with his collection ‘Emotif’ focusing on well known people from history who have given happiness to others, yet have suffered real tragedy within their lives. He wrote and illustrated his own book, which then led to illustrating for other authors. Dee has illustrated three of Dov Citron’s children’s books, all of which have a strong message about the importance of adventure, family bonds and global issues. Dee continues to create private illustrations for clients as well as showcase his work in gallery showings.