This list only covers public appearances. Get in touch if you would like to book me for a private party, WI, Townswomen's Guild, Probus group or any other gathering.
Feedback from a recent show: "Wonderful! You made us laugh and you made us think. The best speaker we've had for a long, long time." Bishop Sutton WI
In addition to the shows listed below you can also find me hosting The Redcatch Club, Bristol's newest folk club, on the following dates: 12th October, 9th November, 14th December.
For more information on the Redcatch Club see https://redcatchclub.vistaprintdigital.com/
Wednesday 2nd October: 8.00 pm. How the West Was Lost: part of Everybody's Reading Festival
The Western, 70 Western Rd, Leicester LE3 0GA £8
Let the Bard of Windmill Hill turn the absurd, bewildering and frequently frustrating aspects of modern life into laughter fodder for you! Witty, ironic and waspish, this is social comment and cerebral stand-up at its best. He has been praised by the BBC's Phil Hammond for the range and depth of his work. This could be just the prescription you need.
The show is a treatise for our troubled times, encompassing comedy, history and tragedy; satire, philosophy and social comment; drama theatricality and hilarity garnished with audience participation. It's a tour de force of epic dimensions.
***** Best Show Award, Shaftesbury Fringe Festival 2018
"well constructed, original and funny... sharp and often unexpected... a clever and original voice"
"Absolutely wonderful - funny, thought-provoking, original. One of the best evenings ever." Leicester Secular Society, April 2019.
"Amazing performer, such a unique skill in terms of creativity and delivery. His engagement with the audience makes it exciting and alive." Barnstaple Theatre Festival
12th October 7.45 pm. The Redcatch Club, Redcatch Road, Knowle, BS4 2EP.
Featured from about 9.00 - after open mic and spotlight act.
£8 (£3 for open mic performers)
25th October: 8.00 pm. Storyteller of the Year Entertains - part of Bristol Festival of Literature
The Lansdown, 8 Clifton Road, Bristol.
16th - 17th December: 7.30 pm. Word Wizards Cabaret:
With guests the Legendary Barry and Darren Hoskins
18-20 Alma Vale Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 2HY. Telephone, 0117 973 5171. £10
Things gone: from 2018
Things gone: from 2018
Friday 14th September 7.30pm
The Heron Theatre, Stanley Street, Beetham, Milnthorpe, Cumbria LA7 7AS
An evening of poetry, stories, satire and political review
Booking: www.theherontheatre.com Tel: 015395 64283 £12 / £10
This show sold out. "My thanks, on behalf of the theatre and the audience... the combination of humour, challenge and pathos often linked to current events was appreciated." Stuart Newton, Artistic Director, the Heron Theatre.
Some things said:
"Kids will love it" Carol Ann Duffy, poet laureate
"Most excellent Bard" Matt Harvey, poet and broadcaster
"Beautiful and tough" Usifu Jalloh, master storyteller
"A real pro... sharp, clever, original" Shaftesbury Fringe Festival Judges
"Fantastic! Wonderful stories! Thank you." Elfie, Unearthed In A Field
"Thanks for a hilarious and highly entertaining set" Anna Saunders, director of Cheltenham Poetry Festival, Wychwood Festival
"Brilliant, captivating, cheering." - "Just the tonic I needed." Chippenham Folk Festival
"A worthy winner... a triumph... brilliant performance... a wordsmith second to none"
Bristol Story Festival
"Fabulous entertainment - a real treat." Shrewsbury Folk Festival
"Wit and social comment in ideal combination" Warwick Folk Festival