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.
Last summer saw 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, performing songs and true-life stories in rural venues with storyteller Cat Weatherill.
I am touring the solo show this year and so far have performed it to lovely audiences in Wolverhampton, Leicester, Birmingham and Burton-upon-Trent. I had great short run at the Brighton Fringe in May with the award-winning venue, Junkyard Dogs.
I’m looking forward to being on a panel at Borders and Crossings an interdisciplinary conference on travel writing, University of Leicester, 4–6 July 2019
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 recent interview recorded at the Brighton Fringe 2019 here