Poetical, philosophical, humane, completely charming and funny to boot The Guardian
Following the success of performing a month-long run to packed audiences at Edinburgh festival, award winning writer and performer ROB AUTON is set to embark on a UK tour with The Water Show. Having explored the colour yellow in 2012’s The Yellow Show, the sky in 2013’s The Sky Show and faces in 2014’s The Face Show, ROB has now turned his attention to water and from January to May 2016 he will perform a show suitable for anybody who has seen, heard, touched, used or drank water around the country, including a run at the Soho Theatre from 15th-17th February.
York-born ROB has continued to build an audience through having ideas, writing them down and standing up and saying things at comedy, poetry and theatre nights since 2008. Alongside performing solo, ROB co-organises and takes part in the best poetry gig in the UK (voted by The Times), Bang Said The Gun, which after a brief hiatus is transferring to the Bloomsbury Theatre to begin a highly anticipated monthly residency on the 28th January. Starting as an antidote to dreary poetry and even drearier poetry nights, the spoken-word club night’s raucous and anarchic spirit attracts a rich mix of new talent and some of the most established names in poetry/music including SIR ANDREW MOTION, KATE TEMPEST and JARVIS COCKER.
ROB’S unique world view was recently acknowledged by the Arts Foundation through being shortlisted for the prestigious Spoken Word Award. He was Glastonbury Festival’s official ‘Poet in Residence’ last year, has had two collections of writing and illustrations published by Burning Eye books, had his poetry turned into short films which were shown on Channel 4 and starred in and co-wrote the short film The Pea Master which was nominated for Best Short Film at the 2012 Milan Film Festival.
In 2013 ROB won the Dave Funniest Joke of The Fringe award with a gag about Chinese Wispas. On the day the news broke, he spoke to VANESSA FELTZ on BBC Radio 2, the conversation resulting in her saying “that’s just sad” a quote that will stick with him forever.
WHAT HAS BEEN SAID ABOUT ROB AUTON:
He is entirely compelling to watch. He’s a poet/writer/talker and it’s funny in parts but that’s not the point – there is something else happening, I’m not entirely sure what it is but it’s great and it wallops you in the belly Daniel Kitson
Funny, baffling, and deeply moving The Telegraph
We need him The Scotsman
A genuine original The Guardian
Few artists have ever managed to consistently provide me with such joy and pleasure as Rob Auton Scroobius Pip
***** Charming, eccentric and uplifting, Auton is a talent to watch The Independent
***** The Skinny
***** Three Weeks
***** Broadway Baby
****London is Funny
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|Friday||29-Jan-16||The Camden Head|
|Friday||04-Feb-16||Aldershot West End Centre|
|Monday||15-Feb-16||London Soho Theatre|
|Tuesday||16-Feb-16||London Soho Theatre|
|Wednesday||17-Feb-16||London Soho Theatre|
|Thursday||17-Mar-16||Fareham, Ashcroft Arts|
|Friday||18-Mar-16||Richmond (Yorkshire) Georgian Theatre|
|Sunday||23-Mar-16||Salford, The Lowry|
|Friday||01-Apr-16||Southampton Arts Cafe|
|Friday||15-Apr-16||Bridport Arts Centre|
|Wednesday||20-Apr-16||Durham Gala Theatre Studio|
|Wednesday||27-Apr-16||Hull Truck Theatre Studio|
|Saturday||28-May-16||Lancaster Dukes Theatre|
|Friday||06-May-16||Warwick Arts Centre Studio|