Having created multi-appearing West End hit ‘Thunderbirds F.A.B’, as well as numerous other productions and touring internationally with the British Council with his Arts Council-funded Theatre shows, producer/writer Gavin Robertson has morphed into Spoken Word performer GREG BYRON…
Last seen in BOND – AN UNAUTHORISED PARODY, and call it what you will-Spoken Word, Live Literature, Performance Poetry – it’s the direct form of address that has appealed over the years, finally coagulating into a full show with poems covering social injustice, the search for scientific knowledge, memory, plastic, Trump, life, the universe and everything!
From comic to poignant.
GREG has appeared in New Zealand, Japan, UK and USA -on beaches, in forests, festivals, bookshops, tents and bars – most recently in the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe.
Gavin explains: “I’d made two solo shows and was looking for the third-but with everything in the world right now I was too angry to make Theatre. I went to Florida for a month and
what came out was poetry about benefit cuts, Trump, Brexit, social injustice, my dad…. all sorts of stuff”.
“There’s a wry kind of sarcasm often, but Greg has his lighter moments. Any show needs light and shade, and I’m challenging myself with the whole venture…”
So why the name change at all? “I wanted to distance this from my Theatre work for one-but also GREG is my Ziggy Stardust; he’s the character I feel comfortable performing the lines I write. He’s more brash
than me, more direct”.
GREG is already heading to Australia in 2019 with next year’s Edinburgh shows in the pipeline…