Boring The Arse Off Young People

Developed for the Inn Crowd initiative and performed in various pubs around the south of England. It’s not a spoken word show as such, but a loose set of my most entertaining material. It is the kind of thing I do for festivals like Port Eliot, Latitude and Shambala and events like Bang Said The Gun or Book Slam.

The pub shows were an hour, but this can be cut to fit and adapted to circumstances. The aim is to entertain and move people.

Reviews and Feedback

“a revelation – funny, sharp and on top form. “
Robert McCrum, The Observer (Book Slam)

“It says on the poster “Boring the Arse Off Young People”. My two daughters were in hysterics!! As was I”

“Don’t like poetry”. However, what a brilliant man.  I like this kind! Thank you. Brilliant”

“Absolutely fantastic; funny, poignant and topical poems read beautifully.  Thank you so much for bringing this to our little village.”

“Great entertainment.  Painted wonderful verbal pictures which you could really relate to.  Cried with laughter several times.”

“How brilliant was Martin Figura at Bang Said The Gun tonight? He was one zillion out of ten and we loved it.”
Matt Abbott, Bang Said The Gun

“Oh my word @thebutchery has been most entertaining. ….F**k it, I’m buying a book. I know. He’s that good. …started the day saying you weren’t big on poetry – look at you now!
Twitter Response, Book Slam