Augustus Stephens is a poet, musician, writer, performer and champion for mental health and is the leading light behind Mad Tom Theatre.

His third one-person-show Altered Minds, Altered Realities received ***** from The Open Door and  'Highly Recommended Show' from Fringe Review. Six different characters with six different mental illnesses who get on with life in a world that doesn't understand them. His fourth is Frankenstein: Man or Monster, with 8 characters and 4 with different mental illnesses all set within a gothic comedy with a monster and a teddy bear which got a **** review from Broadway Baby..

He also performs his own humorous poems and songs (wherever they will let him) and has music
available for download. Winner of 'Pure & Good & Right Summer Slam 2013'

Twitter: @AugustusNDS   Facebook: Augustus Stephens  YouTube: AugustusStephens




October 30th: New video. The Mad Hatter's unBirthday Party, filmed at my unBirthday party one day before my 55th birthday.

October 15th: New video. Short, silly and starring the Dalai Lama

June 27th: New song recorded - Trump Rump - a protest song about Donald Trump's visit to the UK. Download it now from Music page

May 14th: The CDs of 'Caterwauling' have arrived! They look superb, and they sound good too (if I may say so myself). If you want one, send me a message on the contact page or you can buy in digital form from iTunes, Google Play, Amazon mp3, Deezer and others.

February 2018: A new video parody on YouTube. This time I've altered Barking by Ramz to have dogs - that has to be an improvement!

January 2018: Parody of James Arthur's lovely song Naked.

July 2017: Performed Frankenstein: Man or Monster at Blue Orange Theatre as part of Birmingham Fest

May 2017: **** review for Frankenstein: Man or Monster from Broadway Baby click here

26th March 2017:
Guest Poet for Twisted Words at the Squirrel.
See other new performances coming up on the performances page.

17th November 2016:
Performed my song 'The Whole of My Heart' for Norman Lamb MP and others at a meeting at Coventry and Warwickshire MIND.

5th September 2016:
Selected as New Writer of the Month in The Open Door newsletter October 2016:
'Having seen his work ‘Altered Minds, Altered Realities’ at this year’s Camden Fringe, Augustus is a brave writer who likes to tackle big and unspoken topics that have been inspired by his own life. His work is to the bone and heart-breaking but equally filled with humour, a very interesting man to look out for! '

27th August 2016:
***** review from The Open Door
'...brutally honest, lyrical and thoroughly entertaining... '

see here

The Cricket's Song

To download this song go to Music

Song on BBC1's The Naked Rambler

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