Proteus Theatre Company: Mad, Bad and Dangerous To Know

Join Lord Byron, the most notorious figure from literary history, for a stiff drink. He’ll tell you his wild tales of debauchery and romance and entertain you with his wit and wisdom. Meet the man who invented celebrity culture in this unique evening of performance and poetry made especially for pub settings. This one-man show, performed by Paul Huntley-Thomas, combines Bryon’s poetry and improvisational comedy for an interactive night like no other.

Carefully controlled chaos… the audience gets to be up close and personal with this charismatic character

British Theatre Guide

Lock up your wives and daughters – Huntley-Thomas cuts a compelling dash as the priapic poet Edinburgh Reporter

John Osborne: Circled In The Radio Times

This is a brand new storytelling show. It’s funny, it’s interesting and about something that is very easy for everyone to relate to: television. The story begins when John is given a box of old copies of the Radio Times that once belonged to his grandparents. He pieces together their lives by the shows that they lovingly circled in each edition. However, the show is not just about that box of old copies of the Radio Times, but the role television plays in our lives and the changing ways all of us watch TV.

Osborne is a master at creating captivating theatre out of quirky simple stories that make heroes out of everyday people and heightens normal tales into pure folklore.

Broadway Baby *****

A keen eye for a killer line and the significance of the trivia of daily life. I could have listened for hours. 

The Independent *****

Mark Grist and Tim Clare: Voted Out

Sick of democracy? Well here’s the chance to vote it out! Poets Mark Grist and Tim Clare’s new show will use state-of-the-art voting technology to put power in the hands of the audience. Each person will get their own interactive voting card which enables real-time, anonymous voting throughout the performance. The audience choose the direction of the show, reward the poet that panders to their whims and even decide what they want the poems about. Sex or cheese? Portishead or pugs If you are old enough to be in a pub, or to complain about the government, then you’re old enough to take part in the show and fix things once and for all. Revel in the power! Seize the reins of poetry! Change the world!

The writing’s so sharp… absolutely priceless **** The Scotsman