Past Gigs

SUNDAY 19th JULY 2015

A new page has been added all about Alain’s published books, along with a very moving review of his Edinburgh Fringe show. Click here to access the page.

Alain has just announced a new round of gigs…here is the info…

THURSDAY 21st MAY 2015 – 18.00pm

                                                                                                                                            PLEASE NOTE: This gig is not a public event and is open to conference delegates only.

TUC Disabled Workers’ Conference
Marble Hall, TUC Congress House,
Great Russell Street
(Tottenham Court Road tube)

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Alain is proud to announce his continued association with THE AUTISM SHOW for the 2nd year running, with performances on the following dates in London, Birmingham and Manchester!

 SATURDAY 13th JUNE – 13:45pm    

The Autism Show                                                                                                               The Hub Theatre 1

ExCel London
One Western Gateway,
Royal Victoria Dock
E16 1XL

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SATURDAY 20th JUNE – 11.25am

The Autism Show
The Hub Theatre 1

NEC Birmingham
Pendigo Way
Marston Green
West Midlands
B40 1NT

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SATURDAY 27th JUNE – 14.40pm

The Autism Show
The Hub Theatre 1

EventCity Manchester
Off Barton Dock Road, Urmston
Manchester M41 7TB

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Holdfast Theatre read ‘Horatius on the Bridge’ by Thomas Babington and Lord Macauley at the Tea House Theatre in Vauxhall 

Three masterful storytellers sit by the fireplace, weaving their way through the literary classics in the intimate and atmospheric Tea House Theatre.  For the Facebook Page click here.

Tickets are available here.


Yellow Door

Yellow Door Storytellers hosted by Sarah Rayner. Featuring Alain English,  Chris Cantrill and music from Rebeka Bergh. 

Come and find out what’s waiting for you behind the Yellow Door…
an intimate Sunday Storytelling experience in the cosy surrounds of Manero’s Private Members Club, East London. 

Tickets £6 on the door
doors 6pm, showtime 7-10pm. Limited Open Spots. To be guaranteed a spot, message us via Yellow Door Storytellers on Facebook. Include a text/vid/audio demo of your work.

For the Facebook Page Click here.


Lyrical Caberet

Zone 7: The Lyrical Cabaret Comedy Poetry and Music hosted by the Antipoet  - At Coco, Watford Road, WD3 3BZ Croxley Green. Click here for the Facebook Page.

ZONE7 and RRRANTS present Comedy, Poetry & Music with~ The Antipoet, Mat Lloyd, Alain English, Lanré, Richard Frost, Red Phoenix, Shadwell Smith, Coco’s poet in residence: Mr Poeterry and this month sees the Coco launch of DODOBONES’ new album ‘Distraction. Two open mic slots available. FREE entry, with donations to Bardaid.

Alain is set to be a major part of the Tea House Theatre Shakespeare Festival - with the following events:


Venus & Adonis

Holdfast Theatre read William Shakespeare’s ‘Venus and Adonis’

Holdfast Theatre presents a dramatic reading of William Shakespeare’s seductive epic poem, Venus and Adonis. 

Advance Tickets £10

For the Facebook Page, click here.

Part of the Tea House Theatre’s SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL 2015


Shakespeare’s Sonnets

Holdfast Theatre takes all 154 of Shakespeare’s sonnets by storm.
Prepare to be swept off your feet with romantic declarations, and then dropped to the ground with jealous accusations in an emotional roller coaster ride you won’t soon forget.

Advance Tickets £10

For the Facebook Page click here.

For tickets click here.


Will the Real William Shakespeare Please Stand Up?


Debating London in association with the Tea House Theatre present a lively literary debate – Will the Real William Shakespeare Please Stand Up? For centuries scholars have been debating who really wrote the poems and plays of William Shakespeare so now four candidates get together to discuss who might have been the real William Shakespeare.

Speakers so far include:

Susan Sheridan – ‘Shaking the Spear – how a group of philanthropists and literary geniuses created Shakespeare.’

Frances Hughes – speaking for William Shakespeare

Kevin Gilvary – speaking for Edward De Vere

Dr John Casson – speaking for Henry Neville

Entry is free

Click here for the Facebook page.

Part of the Tea House Theatre’s SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL 2015


Shakespeare Supper at the Tea House Theatre -

Shakespeare Supper

Join us for the Shakespearience of a lifetime! Enjoy a three-course
meal with Elizabethan music, Bardic readings & more. 


Wild Game Pie: Rabbit, Wild Boar, and Pigeon encased in Puff Pastry

Main Course
Traditional Mutton & Currant Stew served over Tudor Manchet Bread

Gingerbread Rose & Quince Tarts served with Custard and Cream washed down with Traditional English Ale

Advance Tickets £30 per person.  For tickets, click here.

For the Facebook Page, click here.

Part of the Tea House Theatre’s SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL 2015


May 4th Be With You

Colin Davies is putting on a series of Star Wars themed poetry nights on May the fourth, and yours truly has been asked to organize the London edition of it.  

So what’s going down? Well, myself, Tomás Nash Thomas Smith Gillies and Alain English will be rocking The Camden Eye, 15 mins each, all talking about our favourite/least favourite Star Wars films,
characters, ships, speeders, blasters, bounty hunters, propagandas
etc……. So come along for an hour of Star Wars fun!!!

We’ll also be doing an open mic section for an hour or so after the
event. That doesn’t necessarily have to be star wars related. So If
you wanna just come along and speak some words for 5 mins? Do that!

Get down for 19.00 for open mic sign up. We kick off with the first
Star Wars related performance at 19.30. So get in before that :)

For the Facebook Page click here.