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.
I’ve toured the solo show this year to Wolverhampton, Leicester, Birmingham and Burton-upon-Trent. I 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
I also delivered a creative travel writing piece and performed poetry at the Borders and Crossings conference at the University of Leicester in July.
I’ve recently co-organised and performed in the very successful ‘pARTy Lines -a Literary Cabaret’ for Birmingham Literature Festival. I’ve also performed a work-in-progress ‘Whose Christmas is it Anyway’ for PILOT Nights at a great event at Warwick Arts Centre and I’m looking forward to performing this again in Loughborough on December 16.
And this month I’ve also taken my solo show to wonderful South Scarle Community Centre.
Next year on Feb 16th, I’ll be back at 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 recent interview recorded at the Brighton Fringe 2019 here