Rob Barratt is this week’s guest
~ June 7th

Rob Barratt is a Dudley-born, brain-tickling, word-mangling comic poet and singer from North Cornwall. He combines clever word play and song with satire, parody and audience participation.

He deals with such important topics as squid, the weather in Scotland, data-driven education, why he doesn’t want to swim with dolphins, distressed furniture and his relationship with potatoes but often beneath the comedy lurk serious issues.

Rob has published three books of performance material and a book of short stories for children and has appeared at folk, arts and literature and festivals all over the British Isles and in Australia.

Recommended minimum donation – £10 (Cash or Card)

“Not only is this clever, but I think it’s very funny” (Mike Harding)
“Rob revels in wily wordplay and rogue rhyming but his conceits & surrealist forays into the imagination take the ruddy biscuit. Hilarious!” Adrian Mealing (UK Touring and Spooky Men’s Chorale)

“‘Comic Poet’ it says on the card. That’s not the half of it. The man is a velvet tongued assassin, using charm and humour as a subtle lever to highlight life’s absurdities. It’s all very light and sing-along jocular – but this man is dangerously subversive, and his show should be witnessed at all costs at your earliest opportunity. Bloody Funny.” (Barrie Dimond of Festivals for All at Beardy Folk Festival, Shropshire, June 2022)