I started performing comedy and spoken word sets on the small-scale cabaret and comedy circuit. I premiered my debut solo show, Reshape While Damp, at the Edinburgh Fringe. Following a great reception, I took the show to FIRST: a Festival of Solo Performances, at the Tristan Bates Theatre, London. I also headlined Change, a festival of new writing for Pulse Ensemble Theatre in New York.
I’ve gone on to write and perform my own work across the UK. I enjoy experimenting with style and content and finding out what works well for audiences in different settings. My performance incorporates monologue, spoken word and song, and my stories can be poignant, surreal and funny – sometimes all at once.
In 2018 I had a very successful 2-week run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with my solo comedy theatre show, Despite Everything, Price Still Includes Biscuits. I also toured a story-cabaret show Truth and Truffles during 2017-8, performing songs and true-life stories in rural venues with storyteller Cat Weatherill.
2019 has been a great year. I’ve toured the solo show to Wolverhampton, Leicester, Birmingham and Burton-upon-Trent. I also had a great run at the Brighton Fringe in May with the award-winning venue, Junkyard Dogs and at the Buxton Festival Fringe at another fabulous venue, The Green Man Gallery. There were brilliant audiences all round. I had another excellent 2-week run in August back at the Edinburgh Fringe and there are lovely audience comments here
In July, I delivered a creative travel writing piece and performed poetry at the Borders and Crossings conference at the University of Leicester.
In the autumn, I co-organised and performed in the very successful ‘pARTy Lines – a Literary Cabaret’ for Birmingham Literature Festival. I took my solo show to the wonderful South Scarle Community Centre near Newark. I also performed a work-in-progress ‘Whose Christmas is it Anyway’ for PILOT Nights at a lovely event at Warwick Arts Centre. I performed the piece again in Loughborough and Burton-on-Trent to very appreciative audiences.
On Feb 16th 2020, I’m looking forward to taking my solo show back to the Leicester Comedy Festival
Listen to an interview with Paul Levy of Fringe Review about my work – both writing and performing – recorded in Edinburgh in 2016. There is a more recent interview recorded at the Brighton Fringe 2019 here