Ruddle started his career as a clown and tightrope artist at the circus. Born in Zimbabwe, he left his home when he was young and has become a real self-made man. In 2003 Winston Ruddle founded his own circus school in Tanzania and built up a reputation as talent scout even beyond Africa. He scouted formerly unknown talents from Africa as artists for André Heller's “AFRICA! AFRICA!”, among others, and founded the circus "MOTHER AFRICA" together with Hubert Schober. By now he has become successful with his artists and productions on practically all continents of the world. In 2018/2019 he was part of the Creative Team of the new “AFRICA! AFRICA!” Production together with Ulrich Thon and Hubert Schober.
Thon's professional career led him from acting to directing. He founded his own theatre company in Bremen, for which he wrote plays and directed. He realized "The Rilke-Projekt" composed by Schönherz&Fleer, worked with Konstantin Wecker and, among others, took over the direction of the celebration of the Pope's visit on occasion of the World Youth Day in 2005 and for the German Unity Day in 2013. During the past years, he was mainly engaged in variety shows. For example, he worked for "Fortissimo" at the Crystal Palace in Leipzig, numerous GOP shows at home and abroad as well as various "Palazzo" dinner shows and, together with Winston Ruddle, for „AFRICA! AFRICA!“ und „MOTHER AFRICA“.
Huber Schober has been active and successful in show business for more than 30 years as organiser, project manager and producer. As well as with regional music festivals, variety shows, dancing and music shows throughout Germany or Chinese Circus Shows, the 'Soweto Gospel Choir' and 'MOTHER AFRICA', he was extremely successful and placing highlights again and again – regionally, throughout Germany and internationally. Together with Winston Ruddle he has been producing African variety shows since 2003 and has been exciting millions of people all over the world.