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: 13th April, 4th May, 8th June, 13th July, 14th September, 12th October, 9th November, 14th December.
21st - 23rd June: Beardy Folk Festival, Cleobury Moritmer, Shropshire DY14 0EF
25th - 26th June: 8.00 pm. How the West Was Lost: OSO Arts Centre, 49 Station Rd, London SW13 0LF £14
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. 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
27th - 30th June: various show times tba. Barnstaple Theatre Festival
5th - 6th July: Shaftesbury Fringe Festival. How the West Was Lost: British Legion Hall, Coppice Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 8PF. £5 times tbc
Wednesday 2nd October: 8.00 pm. How the West Was Lost:
The Western, 70 Western Rd, Leicester LE3 0GA
16th - 17th December: 7.30 pm. Word Wizards Cabaret: 18-20 Alma Vale Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 2HY. Telephone, 0117 973 5171. £10
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