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Rob Auton announces Shropshire tour date
12 Oct 2016
by Kirsty Smallman

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 embarks 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 now turned his attention to sleep and from September 2016 to April 2017 will perform in theatres around the UK a show suitable for anybody who has slept.

He will be arriving at Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury on February 3rd but it is expected to be a sell out so get your tickets early – they would make a great Christmas present.


York-born ROB has continued to build an audience with his unique world view which has been acknowledged by the Arts Foundation through being shortlisted for the prestigious Spoken Word Award (2015). He was 2014’s Glastonbury Festival’s official ‘Poet in Residence’, 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 Peamaster 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.


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

Rob Auton

Rob Auton