Venue: The Poetry Stage.

York born writer and performer Rob Auton has ideas, writes them down and says them to audiences at poetry nights, comedy nights and at theatres at night. Rob has been standing up and saying what he has thought of to audiences up, down and across the British Isles since 2008.  He has had his poetry turned into short films and shown on BBC1, BBC2 and Channel 4. He has had two collections of writing and illustrations published by Burning Eye books and a spoken word album released on Scroobius Pip’s record label ‘Speech Development Records’. He has written five critically acclaimed Edinburgh fringe shows, 2012’s The Yellow Show, 2013’s The Sky Show, 2014’s The Face Show, 2015’s The Water Show’ and 2016’s The Sleep Show.  He was the 2014 Glastonbury Festival official ‘Poet in Residence’. Vanessa Feltz called Rob “Just sad” after an interview on BBC Radio 2. He has performed his poetry at venues including the Royal Albert Hall, the Royal Festival Hall, the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Soho Theatre. He is currently working on his third collection of poetry and his sixth solo show ‘The Hair Show.’

“One of my absolute favourites.  He has a pretty special vibe and writes stuff with a uniquely humane perspective.” Daniel Kitson

“A genuine original. Poetical, philosophical and funny to boot.”- The Guardian

“Charming, eccentric and uplifting, Auton is a talent to watch.” – The Independent