The Sleep Show is bizarre and beautiful; thought-provoking and life-affirming ★★★★★ Broadway Baby
As well as being completely hilarious, The Sleep Show will fill your heart ★★★★★ Three Weeks
Following the success of performing a month-long run to packed audiences at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, award winning writer, performer and comedian ROB AUTON is set to embark on a UK tour with The Sleep Show. Having explored the colour yellow in 2012’s The Yellow Show, the sky in 2013’s The Sky Show, faces in 2014’s The Face Show and water in 2015’s The Water Show, Rob has turned his attention to sleep in his latest show which he will perform in theatres from February 3rd to May 26th.
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. Rob recently released spoken word album At Home With Rob on SCROOBIUS PIP’S record label Speech Development Records, adding to two collections of writing and illustrations published by Burning Eye books and having his poetry turned into short films which were shown on Channel 4. His unique world view has been acknowledged through being shortlisted for the prestigious Spoken Word Award by the Arts Foundation, receiving a Best Short Film nomination for the The Peamaster, which he co-wrote and starred in, at the Milan Film Festival and taking on Glastonbury Festival’s official ‘Poet in Residence’ role.
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, building on the success of a monthly sell-out residency at London’s Bloomsbury Theatre, will also tour nationwide from 12th March to 28th July. Starting as an antidote to dreary poetry and even drearier poetry nights, the spoken-word 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.
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
A genuine original The Guardian
Funny, baffling, and deeply moving The Telegraph
We need him The Scotsman
Poetical, philosophical, humane, completely charming and funny to boot 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
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|03-Feb-17||Shrewsbury, Theatre Severn|
|05-Feb-17||London, Angel Comedy at The Bill Murray|
|17-Feb-17||Aldershot, West End Centre|
|26-Feb-16||York, The Basement|
|16-Mar-17||Newport, Riverfront Theatre|
|19-Mar-16||Bristol, Tobacco Factory|
|23-Mar-17||Brighton, The Old Market|
|29-Mar-17||Edinburgh, The Stand Comedy Club|
|13-Apr-17||Canterbury, The Marlowe Theatre|
|18-Apr-17||Newcastle, The Stand Comedy Club|
|23-Apr-17||Coventry, Warwick Arts Centre|
|04-May-17||Exeter, The Phoenix|
|10-May-17||Glasgow, The Stand Comedy Club|
|26-May-17||Falmouth, The Poly|