UK tour of ‘The Boy Who Cried Wolf’
Welcome to my website!
My name is Dominic Berry, and I write theatrical poetry for people of all ages (I am also known as Dommy B when I write just for children and their families).
Following a wonderful 2016 run of my new family show, ‘Aaaaaaaaaaaaagh! Dinosaurs!’ at Edinburgh Fringe and across the UK, I am now taking my modern retelling of ‘The Boy Who Cried Wolf’ on tour!
A collaboration between Arts Council England, Z Arts, Big Imaginations and Action Transport Theatre, this is my fifth poetry theatre show for children aged 5+ and their families. Stay tuned for further dates!
2017 ‘WOLF’ dates:
Whitby Hall, Ellesmere Port (2 shows, 10am and 1pm) – details here
St Helens Citadel (2pm) – details here
Burnley Youth Theatre (11am) – details here
Heysham Library, Lancashire – THIS DATE NOW SOLD OUT
Harris Library, Preston (2pm) – details here
The Brindley, Runcorn (1.30pm and 4.30pm) – details here
Eastwood Theatre, Glasgow (11am) – details here
Turnpike, Leigh, Wigan (1pm) – details here
Z Arts, Manchester (2.30pm) – details here
Castle Carrock, Cumbria (1.30pm) – details here
Scarth Memorial Hall, Staindrop, Cumbria (6.30pm) – details here
Memorial Church Hall, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria (2pm) – details here
Bardon Mill and Henshaw Village Hall. Cumbria (4pm) – details here
Blacon Library, Cheshire (6.30pm) – details here
Handforth Library, Cheshire (3pm) – details here
A collaboration between Arts Council England, Z Arts, Big Imaginations and Action Transport Theatre, this is my fifth poetry theatre show for children aged 5+ and their families. Stay tuned for more dates later in the year!
UK tour of ‘No Tigers’
I will be touring my poetry for adults show Down Under, with three weeks of gigs from Auckland to Wellington in New Zealand before the tour moves to Australia.
This coincides with the release of my next two poetry books for adults. Flapjack Press are publishing ‘No Tigers’ in February ready for an LGBT History Month launch at Manchester Central Library on Monday, 20 February.
Then, Stirred Press are printing a second collection of mine in March, which will be accompanied by an EP of poems with music by electro-artist extraordinaire Martin Visceral. UK dates for this include London Hammersmith, Manchester, Wrexham, Bristol and Barnstable, all prior to the New Zealand/Australia leg.
More info to follow – watch this space!
2016 Edinburgh Fringe
For the fourth consecutive year, I am proud to work with PBH Free Fringe and be a part of the excitement in Edinburgh.
I will be doing full runs with a new poetry show for family audiences (‘Aaaaaaaaaaaaagh! Dinosaurs!‘) and also the piece I’ve just taken excerpts of to Glastonbury Festival and across Canada which is just for adult crowds (‘Playing Mortal Kombat Guarantees You Inner Calm‘, directed by Kevin Dyer).
Dominic Berry at GLASTONBURY 2016
I am thrilled to announce that I will be performing on the Poetry & Words stage at 2016′s Glastonbury. This is truly a life long dream come true. I can’t wait to share this stage with some of my poetic heroes, including John Hegley, Buddy Wakefield, Keisha Thompson, Attila the Stockbroker and The Antipoet.
Exciting times in 2016
I have just completed a tour of Ontario, South Canada and Rajasthan, North India sharing my verse across cities and rural communities throughout April and May 2016.
I will be taking my poems for both family and adult-only audiences to PBH’S Edinburgh Free Fringe in August.
I have collaborated with award-winning director Kevin Dyer on a new set of verse called Playing Mortal Kombat Guarantees You Inner Calm. Here are some dates and places I have so far toured this. Details on where in Edinburgh Free Fringe this will be shown to follow.
CANADA, JANUARY 2016
8th St Catharine’s, Mahtay Cafe
9th, Niagara Falls, QEW
13th Peterborough, Spill Cafe
15th London, Ontario
UK, FEBRUARY 2016
16th Petersfield, Hampshire
20th Maryport, Cumbria
UK, MARCH 2016
10th, Newcastle, Alphabetti Theatre
12th Millom, Beggar’s Theatre
16th, London, Leicester Square
25th, Manchester, 3MT
UK, APRIL 2016
1st, Glasgow, Eastwood Theatre
A lot is happening with my work for family audiences. I have been touring UK schools, theatres and festivals with my one person play, The Dragon Who Hates Poetry
The Dragon Who Hates Poetry is a fun, interactive poetry show for children and families, created with funding from Z Arts, Big Imaginations and Grants for the Arts
“There is no dragon scarier in any earthly place.
His face looks like his bottom and his bottom like his face.”
Also, a winter 2015 tour of my Action Transport Theatre co-produced poetry play When Trolls Try To Eat Your Goldfish is taking place.
For more details on any of the above or enquiries about other bookings, please email me thepoetdominic (at) hotmail.co.uk
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TROLLS on tour Autumn / winter 2014
7th HULL, FREEDOM FESTIVAL
5th ILKLEY, LITERATURE FESTIVAL
18th RAINHILL LIBRARY
18th CHESTER LANE LIBRARY
28th CHORLTON, THE EDGE
29th BURY, THE MET
8th CALDER VALE, VILLAGE HALL
10th CUMBRIA, INVISIBLE ORCHARD
The TROLLS team are all super excited about getting this show out on the road! Good times!
PBH’s EDINBURGH FREE FRINGE 2014
An exciting summer lies ahead!
Here are some July poetry performance I have got coming up:
SPARK, THE GOBLIN WIZARD, MANCHESTER Family comedy show, Thursday 3rd July
SPARK, THE GOBLIN WIZARD, GLASGOW Family comedy show, Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th July
LIVIN’ RUFF, SALFORD Adult comedy poetry, Wednesday 16th July
FOODIES FESTIVAL, TATTON PARK Family comedy poetry, Friday 18th and Saturday 19th July
THE DRAGON WHO HATES POETRY, CHESTER Family comedy show, Sunday 20th July
GREAT WAR STORIES, CHESTER War Centenary themed library poetry event, Wednesday 30th July
… and then I will be performing every day (except Mondays) with PBH’s Free Fringe up in Edinburgh
SPARK, THE GOBLIN WIZARD, EDINBURGH Family comedy show, 2nd to 23rd August (not Mondays)
PLAYING MORTAL KOMBAT GUARANTEES YOU INNER CALM Adult poetry show, 19th to 23rd August
out and about colliding with verse
Following a fantastic sell out national tour of my family show, ‘Spark, The Goblin Wizard’, here are some dates for performances of poems aimed at adult audiences…
17 Manchester Vegan Fair
19 Newcastle, Alphabetti Soup
21 Leicester, Find The Right Words
30 New Mills, Solid with Stardust
SPARK, THE GOBLIN WIZARD!
Starting this February, The Goblin Wizard Spark is going out on tour!
Hot on the heels of last year’s ‘The Dragon Who Hates Poetry’ tour, this new, solo, family comedy show is hitting the road before heading up to Edinburgh for a month long run with PBH’s free fringe in August.
19 The Invisible Orchard, The Old School, Morland
2pm £7 invisible-orchard.com
20 Town Hall, WayWord Festival, Chester
10.30am £5 (under 12s free) wayword.co.uk
21 The Edge, Chorlton
1.30pm £7 / £5 edgetheatre.co.uk
22 The Continental, Preston
1pm £5 / £16 family ticket newcontinental.net
8 The Met, Bury
11am £6 themet.biz
29 Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham Poetry Festival
4.30pm £7 / £5 cheltenhampoetryfest.co.uk
30 Vegfest (at The Hove Centre), Brighton
3pm £2 (under 16s free) brighton.vegfest.co.uk
3 Bewick Hall, Newcastle City Library, Newcastle
3pm £2 sparkgoblinwizard.eventbri
18 St Mary’s Flower Park, Prestwich Clough Day
2pm Free entry prestwichclough.co.uk
THE DRAGON WHO HATES POETRY
goes on autumn / winter 2013 tour!
Trinity Walk Shopping Centre, Wakefield
11am / 1pm / 3pm
Florence Arts Centre
£5 / family discounts available
The Continental, Preston
£5 / £16 family ticket
Waterside Arts Centre, Sale
11.30am / 2.30pm
£7 / 5
East Midlands Vegan Festival, Lincoln
Ilkley Playhouse, Ilkely Literature Festival
£5 / 3
Tarvin Community Centre
£5 / 3
Harlequin Theatre, Northwich
£5 / 3
West Midlands Vegan Festival, Wolverhampton
The Met, Bury
The Atkinson, Southport
The Cockpit, London
Newcastle City Library
‘The Dragon Who Hates Poetry’ is part funded by Grants for the Arts / National Lottery and co-produced by Z Arts
‘Great show! The kids loved it. Very interactive and entertaining.’ Parent at Z Arts
‘Very good and funny and I would love to see it again.’ Child at Wigan Words
‘…one of the easiest artists to work with, you’ve kept in communication with me, flagged up show on facebook etc, I came in, on time, you were already here and set up!’ Booker at Wigan Words
Dominic wins …
Superheroes Of Slam, hosted by the Manchester Literature Festival
Dominic Berry’s ‘Pulse’…
Dominic performs award-winning set at ‘Not Part Of’ festival in Kro Bar, Manchester.