'Conversational, funny and inclusive' - The Guardian
Thu Nov 21
Joz Norris Is Dead. Long Live Mr Fruit Salad.
(EdFringe 2019 Winner 'Best Show', Comedians' Choice Awards.)
Plus support from Ben Target.
TICKETS £7 adv
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.
'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.
Live Shows 2019/20
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)
Pay What You Want
Sun Nov 10 - Nottingham Comedy Festival
Thu Nov 21 - Joz Norris Is Dead. Long Live Mr Fruit Salad. (EdFringe 2019 Winner 'Best Show', Comedians' Choice Awards.) Plus support from Ben Target. £7 adv @ Shakespeares
Fri Nov 29 - The Leeds Library
Thu Dec 19 - Festive Mixed Bill! @ Shakespeares - lineup TBA
Fri Feb 14 & Sat Feb 15- Leicester Comedy Festival
Thu Feb 20 - Shakespeares - lineup TBA
Fri Mar 6 - The Leeds Library
Thu Mar 19 - Shakespeares - lineup TBA
Thu Apr 16 - Ben Target: How To Build A Lighthouse. £8 adv @ Shakespeares
Thu May 21 - Shakespeares - lineup TBA
Thu Jun 18 - Migration Matters Festival. Shakespeares
Thu Jul 16 - Shakespeares - lineup TBA
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.
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Press / Info
For a press pack (including higher resolution images), interviews, or further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
ToW general 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 eventsToW has made shows, talks and workshops for many UK organisations and venues, including: Latitude festival, Edinburgh Fringe, Sheffield International Doc/Fest, The Albany theatre (London), The Lowry theatre (Manchester), Theatre Deli (Sheffield), Story City (Leicester), Furthest From The Sea (Derby), Cornerhouse cinema and galleries (Manchester), Holmfirth Arts Festival, and Vogue magazine's 'Fashion's Night Out' programmeToW has featured on and contributed to various national TV/radio shows and podcasts, including multiple BBC appearances (BBC Scotland, CBBC Newsround, 5 Live, Radio 3, Radio Manchester and Radio Sheffield)ToW is currently based in Sheffield, where Mark hosts a monthly live show with producer and co-host Lee Moore, and regularly collaborates on special events/programmes with organisations and venues around the country