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Welcome to my website!

My name is Dominic Berry. I was 2017 Glastonbury Festival Poet in Residence (rebooked for 2019 Glasto!) and 2017 winner of Saboteur’s ‘Best Spoken Word Artist’ award.

I stage poetry for children, and I also create poems just for adult audiences.

My 2020 tour dates will be updated soon!

Right now, I am spending the rest of 2019 accepting a writing commission secured from Arts Council England’s Grants for the Arts for creating a new show for performer Elaine Collins. This new show is being directed by Action Transport Theatre’s Nina Hajiyianni with support from Half Moon’s Chris Elwell. I am thrilled and honoured to be crafting some new, poetic words for a group of such talented and passionate artists.

This follows a hectic but amazing time performing two shows at 2019 Edinburgh Fringe – ‘When Trolls Try to Eat Your Goldfish‘ and ‘I Can Make You Fail Slightly Less‘. Both these shows will be touring through 2020!

See ‘Trolls’ audience reviews here!

See ‘I Can Make You Fail Slightly Less’ audience reviews here!

Watch my new trailer here!

Here is a fuller review of ‘When Trolls Try to Eat Your Goldfish‘ from this year’s Ed Fringe!

and here is another review of the same show; 4 STARS from One4Review!

I have been writing poems professionally for many-a-year now…

Check out my Glastonbury Festival verse I created for my residency with them, including my appearance performing live on BBC2

Dominic Berry at Glastonbury

Here are some of the places I toured in 2018, with my previous adult show No Tigers (Known in its earlier versions as Playing Mortal Kombat Guarantees You Inner Calm)

Also in this year, my poetry was featured in an amazing collection from Bad Betty, ‘The Dizziness of Freedom’, alongside such awesome poets as Dean Atta, Dizraeli, Lemn Sissay MBE, Jackie Hagan, Maria Ferguson, Salena Godden, Rob Auton and an absolute load of other exquisite talent with whom I’m honoured to be sharing pages.

Bad Betty

UK tour of ‘The Boy Who Cried Wolf’ 

A collaboration between Arts Council EnglandZ Arts, Big Imaginations and Action Transport Theatre, this is my fifth poetry theatre show for children aged 5+ and their families.

FEB

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Whitby Hall, Ellesmere Port (2 shows, 10am and 1pm) – details here

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St Helens Citadel (2pm) – details here

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Burnley Youth Theatre (11am) – details here

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Heysham Library, Lancashire – THIS DATE NOW SOLD OUT

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Harris Library, Preston (2pm) – details here

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The Brindley, Runcorn (1.30pm and 4.30pm) – details here

MARCH

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Eastwood Theatre, Glasgow (11am) – details here

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Turnpike, Leigh, Wigan (1pm) – details here

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Z Arts, Manchester (2.30pm) – details here 

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Castle Carrock, Cumbria (1.30pm) – details here

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Scarth Memorial Hall, Staindrop, Cumbria (6.30pm) – details here

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Memorial Church Hall, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria (2pm) – details here

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Bardon Mill and Henshaw Village Hall. Cumbria (4pm) – details here

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Blacon Library, Cheshire (6.30pm) – details here

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Handforth Library, Cheshire (3pm) – details here 

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2016 NEWS

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No Tigers international tour:

   CANADA, JANUARY 2016

   8th St Catharine’s, Mahtay Cafe

   9th, Niagara Falls, QEW

   13th Peterborough, Spill Cafe

   15th London, Ontario

   20th Toronto

   21st Burlington

   24th Hamilton

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   UK, FEBRUARY 2016

   16th Petersfield, Hampshire

   20th Maryport, Cumbria

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   UK, MARCH 2016

   10th, Newcastle, Alphabetti Theatre

   12th Millom, Beggar’s Theatre

   16th, London, Leicester Square

   25th, Manchester, 3MT

   29th, Cheltenham

   30th, Wrexham

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   UK, APRIL 2016

   1st, Glasgow, Eastwood Theatre

2015 NEWS

Children’s poetry tour:

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SEPTEMBER

7th      HULL, FREEDOM FESTIVAL

OCTOBER

5th      ILKLEY, LITERATURE FESTIVAL

18th    RAINHILL LIBRARY

18th    CHESTER LANE LIBRARY

18th    ST HELENS CENTRAL LIBRARY

25th    PRESTON, THE CONTINENTAL 

26th    NELSON, THE ACE CENTRE

28th    CHORLTON, THE EDGE

29th    BURY, THE MET

30th    ELLESMERE PORT, WHITBY HALL

31st      BERKSHIRE, SOUTH HILL PARK STUDIO THEATRE

NOVEMBER

8th       CALDER VALE, VILLAGE HALL

10th     CUMBRIA, INVISIBLE ORCHARD

11th      GLASGOW, EASTWOOD THEATRE 

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2012 NEWS

Dominic wins … 

Superheroes Of Slam, hosted by the Manchester Literature Festival

Read a review

Dominic Berry’s ‘Pulse’… 

Dominic performs award-winning set at ‘Not Part Of’ festival in Kro Bar, Manchester.

Read a review