Rob Auton has ideas, writes them down and says them to audiences at poetry nights, comedy nights and in theatres at night. Rob has been standing up and saying what he has thought of to people up, down and across the British Isles since 2008. He has had his poetry and comedy turned into short films and shown on BBC 1, BBC2 and Channel 4. He has had three 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 and performed seven critically acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe shows. 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 and Soho Theatre.
“A genuine original. Poetical, philosophical and funny to boot.”- The Guardian
“Thought-provoking, heart-warming and heart-breaking.” – Three Weeks
“Charming, eccentric and uplifting, Auton is a talent to watch.” – The Independent
“Funny, baffling and deeply moving.” The Telegraph