'Conversational, funny and inclusive' - The Guardian

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THU APR 16
BEN TARGET 'HOW TO BUILD A LIGHTHOUSE'
support from HELEN DUFF

Doors 7.30pm, Show 8pm-10pm
£8 adv, £10 on the door - GET TICKETS HERE

Andy Barr & Tom Mayhew

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#EdFringe2019

Fringe Guide: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/tales-of-whatever

"Northern powerhouse Tales of Whatever (@talesofwhatever) returns for 2019 with changing daily lineups of seasoned Fringe comics and performers, all going off-script to share true stories of first-hand experiences."

Just The Tonic at The Caves (Venue 88)Aug 1-11, 13-2510.50am (Just The Wee One)£5 adv, or Pay What You Want
Up to 5 different Fringe acts join the ToW hosts each day, sharing 10min tales of weird, horrifying, funny, glorious or memorable incidents and encounters.

Previous guest acts from as far afield as Buenos Aires, Gauteng, NYC, Salford and Melbourne have joined ToW to talk about being shipwrecked, marrying pantomine horses, picking up the in-laws from prison, and solving domestic hauntings with GCSE chemistry.

What We Do

'The welcoming & relaxed atmosphere proves, more than any other moment of the festival, that the spontaneous can be the most rewarding... a talking point for the rest of the weekend' - Exeunt

Tales of Whatever (ToW) stages a mixture of seasoned performers, comics and storytellers alongside first-time speakers, all sharing true stories of first-hand experiences from their own lives.

Stories shared at our live shows will typically be:
Around 10min longTold without notesAbout anything the storyteller chooses, based on a real-life event or experience
Previous guests from as far afield as Buenos Aires, Gauteng, NYC, Salford and Melbourne have joined ToW to talk about being shipwrecked, marrying pantomine horses, picking up the in-laws from prison, and solving domestic hauntings with GCSE chemistry.

Fancy joining us? Drop us a line using the form on our CONTACT US page, or find us on social media via the icons below.

Shows & Tickets

True stories live in the North!

Tales of Whatever hosts monthly live shows in Sheffield, as well as programming/hosting/performing at various other gigs, festivals, talks, workshops, events and venues around the UK.

Unless otherwise stated, our regular Sheffield shows are
3rd Thursday of each month @ Shakespeares, Gibraltar St (S3 8UB)

UPCOMING DATES

Thu April 16 - ShakespearesBEN TARGET: HOW TO BUILD A LIGHTHOUSE
support from HELEN DUFF

Doors 7.30pm, Show 8pm-10pm
£8 adv, £10 on the door - GET TICKETS HERE

Ben Target

Thu May 21 - ShakespearesJONNY PELHAM: OFF LIMITS
with support from POPE LONERGAN

Doors 7.30pm, Show 8pm-10pm
£8 adv, £10 on the door - GET TICKETS HERE

Sat May 30 & Sun May 31 - Brighton Fringe Festival(LINEUP TBA)

Show 12pm-1pm @ Temple Bar
FREE/Pay What You Want (non-ticketed) - Brighton Fringe link

Jonny Pelham

Sun June 7 - ShakespearesSAM NICORESTI: UFO & ROB KEMP NO MAN'S LAND (WiP)

Doors 7pm, Show 7.30pm-9.30pm
£8 adv, £10 on the door - GET TICKETS HERE

Sam Nicoresti

Thu Jun 18 - ShakespearesMIGRATION MATTERS FESTIVAL SPECIAL

Doors 7.30pm, Show 8pm-10pm
Tickets via Migration Matters

Thu Jul 16 - ShakespearesSUMMER MIXED BILL
(LINEUP TBA)

Doors 7.30pm, Show 8pm-10pm
£4 adv or Pay What You Want - GET TICKETS HERE

Contact Us

Want more info on ToW, coming to a live show, or telling a story?

Keen to pitch us an idea, invite us to work with you on something, or ask us more about live storytelling in general?

Queries? Suggestions? Overtures? Secrets?

Use this form, or find us on social media via the icons below - we'd love you to drop us a line.

Thanks!

Good to hear from you - we'll get back to you soon.

Press / Info

For a press pack (including hi-res images), interviews, or for any further information, please email talesofwhatever@gmail.com.
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ToW - Background Info
Founded 2011 in Manchester by writer-performer Mark Powell, Tales of Whatever plans, produces, hosts and records regular live showcases, workshops and special site-specific true storytelling/comedy events.We're currently based in Sheffield, where Mark hosts a monthly live show with ToW co-host and producer Lee Moore.Some of our shows are mixed bills, with 4-6 acts chosen from a wide range of backgrounds and experience levels. Others present longer slots from featured guests, or full story-based shows by touring performers.Acts we've hosted include Simon Munnery, Fern Brady, Stuart Goldsmith, Daliso Chaponda, Jordan Gray, Bryony Kimmings, Sophie Willan, Joz Norris, Ben Target, Jonny Pelham, Daphna Baram, Steve Bugeja, and many more.All ToW acts are booked in advance; audience participation on the night is strongly encouraged, but not demanded.ToW also collaborates frequently on all kinds of additional events/programmes with other organisations and venues around the UK.We've made shows, talks and workshops for Latitude Festival, Edinburgh Fringe, Leicester Comedy Festival, Nottingham Comedy Festival, Sheffield International Doc/Fest, The Bill Murray/Angel Comedy (London), The Albany (London), The Lowry (Manchester), Theatre Deli (Sheffield), Story City (Leicester), Furthest From The Sea (Derby), Cornerhouse Cinemas, Leeds Lit Fest, and Vogue magazine.We've appeared on various national TV/radio programmes and podcasts including BBC Scotland, CBBC Newsround, BBC Radio 3, and 5 Live. The Guardian has also featured ToW among 'the best places to listen to stories - or step up and tell your own'.