Gigs

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2017

MAY

(as host) Weds 3rd : CADENCE ft. Inua Ellams, Corrie Dick & Impossible Things, and Anne Gill, The Secret Frog, London EC3A – 7pm

Thurs 25th : WORD OF MOUTH, Booth Hall, Hereford – 8pm

JUNE

(as host) Weds 7th : CADENCE ft. Amy León, Luke Courtier, Sophie Fenella, and Ellen Renton, The Secret Frog, London EC3A – 7pm

Some shows sold out or nearly sold out, so book soon!

Archive

APRIL 2017

(as guest host) Weds 26th : OUTSPOKEN, Union Chapel, London N1 – 7pm

Mon 24th : THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE FAMILY, Birmingham Rep – 8pm

(as host) Weds 5th : CADENCE ft. Theresa Lola, Yoji, and Kay Kassirer, The Secret Frog, London EC3A – 7pm

Tues 4th : BOOMERANG, Rutland Arms, London W6 – 7pm

Mon 3rd : THE NIGHT, Zédel, London W1F – 9pm

MARCH 2017

(as host) Weds 8th : CADENCE ft. Sean Colletti, Niall McNamee, and Amy Acre, The Secret Frog, London EC3A – 7pm

FEBRUARY 2017

Weds 15th : RAISE THE BAR, The Watershed, Bristol – 8pm

(as host) Weds 8th : CADENCE ft. Anthony Anaxagorou, Appolonie & Burnheart, and Cerian, The Secret Frog, London EC3A – 7pm

JANUARY 2017

Thurs 12th : GRIZZLY PEAR, The Bristol Pear, Birmingham – 7pm

(as host) Weds 11th : CADENCE ft. Maria Ferguson, Billie Black, and James Bunting, The Secret Frog, London EC3A – 7pm

Fri 6th : LEVEP UP – RAP PARTY, Birmingham Rep – 7pm

DECEMBER 2016

Weds 21st : FIND THE RIGHT WORDS, Upstairs at the Western, Leicester – 8pm

Mon 19th : MILK, Golden Guinea, Bristol – 7:30pm

Fri 16th : LATE TO THE PARTY, Pleasance Theatre, London N7 – 7:30pm

(as host) Weds 7th : CADENCE ft. Jo Bell, Inkline, and Lewis Buxton, The Secret Frog, London EC3A – 7pm

Mon 5th : THE NIGHT,  The Bill Murray, London N1 – 8:15pm

NOVEMBER 2016

Sun 27th : LONDON: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Family – UK TOUR, Southbank Centre
Sat 26th : LONDON: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Family – UK TOUR, Southbank Centre
Fri 25th : LONDON: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Family – UK TOUR, Southbank Centre

Fri 4th : BROMSGROVE: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Family – UK TOUR, Artrix

Tues 1st : BRISTOL: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Family – UK TOUR, The Alma Tavern

OCTOBER 2016

Mon 31st : BRISTOL: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Family – UK TOUR, The Alma Tavern

Fri 28th : LINCOLN: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Family – UK TOUR, Lincoln Drill Hall

Sat 22ndNEWCASTLE: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Family – UK TOUR, Alphabetti Theatre
Fri 21stNEWCASTLE: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Family – UK TOUR, Alphabetti Theatre
Thurs 20th : NEWCASTLE: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Family – UK TOUR, Alphabetti Theatre

Weds 19th : FARNHAM: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Family – UK TOUR, Farnham Maltings

Sat 15th : NOTTINGHAM: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Family – UK TOUR, Nottingham Playhouse (8pm show SOLD OUT: EXTRA 4pm SHOW ADDED!)

Fri 14th : LEICESTER: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Family – UK TOUR, Upstairs at the Western

Thurs 13th : BOOK TO THE FUTURE FESTIVAL, University of Birmingham B15 2TT – 5:30pm

Sat 8th : MAIDENHEAD: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Family – UK TOUR, Norden Farm Centre for the Arts

Thurs 6th : IPSWICH: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Family – UK TOUR, New Wolsey Theatre

(as host) Weds 5th : CADENCE ft. Malaika Kegode, Florence Yilma, and Tristram Fane Saunders, The Secret Frog, London EC3A – 7pm

Sat 1st : CARDIFF: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Family – UK TOUR, Sherman Theatre

SEPTEMBER 2016

Fri 30th : CARDIFF: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Family – UK TOUR, Sherman Theatre

Weds 28th : YORK: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Family – UK TOUR, York Theatre Royal

Fri 16th : OXFORD: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Family – UK TOUR, Oxford Playhouse
Thurs 15th
: OXFORD: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Family – UK TOUR, Oxford Playhouse

Monday 12th : JUKEBOX – ‘The Subject’, The Star of Kings, LONDON N1 – 7pm

AUGUST 2016

(as host) Wednesday 31st : CADENCE ft. Luke Kennard, Rob Green, Jo Duffy, and Claire Lemaigre, The Secret Frog, London EC3A – 7pm

Sunday 14th : BBC POETRY SLAM FINAL, BBC Village, George Heriot’s School, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh – 9pm

Sunday 14th : HAMMER & TONGUE, Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh – 7:30pm

Thursday 11th : BOOMERANG CLUB, Pilgrim, Edinburgh – 6:45pm

Tuesday 9th : BBC POETRY SLAM: Heat 2, BBC Village, George Heriot’s School, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh – 8:30pm

JULY 2016

Sunday 31st : TWISTED WORDS, The Squirrel, Rugby – 7pm

(as host) Wednesday 27th : CADENCE ft. Bohdan Piasecki, Bruno Heinen and Rachael Cohen, The Secret Frog, London EC3A – 7pm

JUNE 2016

(as host) Wednesday 29th : CADENCE ft. Vanessa Kisuule, Jay Johnson and Matthew Siegel, The Secret Frog, London EC3A – 7pm

Saturday 4th : CHARLES CAUSLEY FESTIVAL, Town Hall, Launceston – 5pm

MAY 2016

(as host) Wednesday 18th : CADENCE ft. Helen Mort and Misha Mullov-Abbado, The Secret Frog, London EC3A – 7pm

Friday 13th : FREAK SPEAK, Radius, Peterborough – 7:30pm

Thursday 12th : CHILL PILL – ‘The Big One’, The Albany, London SE8 – 8pm

APRIL 2016

Wednesday 20th : OUTSPOKEN, Forge Camden, London NW1 – 7pm

Monday 4th : TONGUE FU, Broadgate Circle, London EC2M – 12:30pm

FEBRUARY 2016

Saturday 6th : THE NIGHT @ VAULT FESTIVAL, The Vaults, London SE1 – 9:30pm

JANUARY 2016

Sunday 31st : VARIETY BITES @ VAULT FESTIVAL, The Vaults, London SE1 – 5:30pm

Tuesday 26th : THE POETRY ARCHIVIST, The Proud Archivist, London N1 – 8pm

Thursday 21st : HIT THE ODE, The Victoria, Birmingham – 7:30pm

DECEMBER 2015

Thursday 10th : SHEEP SOUP SHARING, The Lofthouse, Nottingham – 7:30pm

NOVEMBER 2015

Sunday 22nd : BOOK OFF, Rough Trade, Nottingham – 8pm

OCTOBER 2015

Friday 16th : BOOK TO THE FUTURE FESTIVAL, Elgar Concert Hall, Birmingham – 7:00pm

Thursday 15th : MILK POETRY, Tobacco Factory Theatre, Bristol – 7:30pm

SEPTEMBER 2015

Friday 18th : GUERNSEY LITERARY FESTIVAL, GLF Hub – 7:45pm

Saturday 12th : THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE FAMILY, mac birmingham – 7:30pm

Wednesday 9th : THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE FAMILY, Market Theatre, Ledbury – 8:00pm

Tuesday 8th : THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE FAMILY, Islington Mill, Salford – 7:30pm

AUGUST 2015

Thursday 6th – Sunday 30th (excluding 18th) : THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE FAMILY, Edinburgh Fringe, Underbelly’s Big Belly, Cowgate – 4:40pm

JULY 2015

Thursday 30th – Friday 31st : THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE FAMILY (previews), Camden People’s Theatre – 9:00pm

Thursday 16th – Sunday 19th : LATITUDE FESTIVAL, Henham Park, Suffolk – Fri 10:00pm & Sun 10:20pm

JUNE 2015

Sunday 21st : THE ALTERNATIVE FATHERS’ DAY, Rich Mix, London – 7:00pm

APRIL 2015

Sunday 5th : SPOKES AMAZE, Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter – 7:30pm

OCTOBER 2014

Saturday 18th : BOOK TO THE FUTURE FESTIVAL, Barber Concert Hall, University of Birmingham, Birmingham – 6:15pm

Saturday 11th : TWENTY YEARS OF SLAM – UK All-Stars Poetry Slam Anniversary Event, Cheltenham Literature Festival – 7:45pm

SEPTEMBER 2014

Tuesday 9th : MOUTH AND MUSIC, The Boar’s Head, Kidderminster – 7:30pm

Saturday 6th : THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE FAMILY (work-in-progress performance), mac, Birmingham – 7:30pm

AUGUST 2014

Thursday 28th : NAKED LUNGS, Cherry Reds, Birmingham – 7:30pm

Friday 15th : PROMS PLUS LATE, Royal Albert Hall, London – 10:00pm

Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd : NOZSTOCK FESTIVAL, Bromyard, Herefordshire

JULY 2014

Friday 18th – Sunday 20th : LATITUDE FESTIVAL, Henham Park, Suffolk – FRI 18th 8:30pm, SAT 19th 10:00pm, SUN 20th 10:30pm

Sunday 13th : JAZZ VERSE JUKEBOX, Upstairs at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, London – 7:30pm

Saturday 12th : 20 MINUTES WITH BEN NORRIS @ Ledbury Poetry Festival, Shell House Gallery, Ledbury – 11:00am

MAY 2014

Wednesday 28th : SLAMMED UP POETRY, Beorma Bar, University of Birmingham Guild of Students, Birmingham – 7:30pm

Wednesday 14th : TONGUE FU @ Udderbelly, Southbank, London, SE1 8XX – 9:00pm

(as host) Thursday 8thGRIZZLY PEAR ft. Dizraeli, Bristol Pear, 676 Bristol Road, Birmingham, B29 6BJ – 7:30pm

MARCH 2014

Sunday 30th : PIPES v MICS NIGHT, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, London, SE1 8XX – 7:30pm

(as host) Thursday 6th : GRIZZLY PEAR ft. Katie Bonna, Bristol Pear, 676 Bristol Road, Birmingham, B29 6BJ – 7:30pm

FEBRUARY 2014

Thursday 13th : STAND UP & SLAM! @ Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival, Upstairs at The Western, 70 Western Road, Leicester, LE3 0GA – 7:45pm

JANUARY 2014

(as host) Thursday 30th GRIZZLY PEAR ft. Bohdan Piasecki, Bristol Pear, 676 Bristol Road, Birmingham, B29 6BJ – 7:30pm

Sunday 26th : SPEAKEASY, ADC Theatre, Park Street, Cambridge, CB5 8AS – 8pm

Thursday 23rd TONGUE FU, Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA – 8pm

Wednesday 22nd FIND THE RIGHT WORDS, The Cookie Jar, 68 High Street, Leicester, LE1 5YP – 7:30pm

Thursday 9th SPEAKEASY, The Old Rectifying House, North Parade, Worcester, WR1 3NN – 7:30pm

DECEMBER 2013

Friday 13th : WORD UP (Xmas special), Yorks Bakery Cafe, 1-3 Newhall St, Birmingham, B3 3NH – 6:30pm

(as writer/director) Friday 6th – Sunday 8th METHOD, Amos Room, University of Birmingham Guild of Students, Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham, B15 2TU – 7:30pm

Monday 2nd WORDSMITHS & CO., Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, CV4 7AL – 7:45pm

NOVEMBER 2013

Friday 22nd : ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Family’ (scratch performance) at CAPITAL THEATRE FESTIVAL, mac birmingham, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH – 6pm

(as host) Thursday 21st GRIZZLY PEAR, Bristol Pear, Bristol Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham, B29 6BJ – 7:30pm

Friday 8th : ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Family’ (scratch performance) at LIT FUSE, mac birmingham, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH – 7:30pm

Thursday 7th : BANG SAID THE GUN, The Roebuck, 50 Great Dover Street, London, SE1 (Nearest Tube: Borough) – 8pm

OCTOBER 2013

Thursday 31st : POETRY ISLAND, Blue Walnut Cafe, Walnut Rd, Torquay, TQ2 6HS – 7:30pm

Sunday 27th : UNISLAM!, Elgar Concert Hall, University of Birmingham, B15 2TT – 7pm

Thursday 17th : STAND-UP & SLAM!, Comedy Cafe Theatre, 68 Rivington Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3AY – 8pm

Saturday 12th : UK ALL-STARS POETRY SLAM, Times Cheltenham Festival of Literature, The Salon in Montpellier Gardens, Cheltenham – 8:15pm

This is the rather arbitrary point at which I started archiving my gigs on the website. If for some bizarre reason you want to know about a gig going further back than this (to be honest, I’m just impressed that you’re even reading this(!)), then contact me, and I’ll be happy to fill you in.

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