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.
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
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! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NadzoeR569o&t=3s
January 2018: Parody of James Arthur's lovely song Naked. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHOH1QUJTyU
16th October 2017: Appeared in the Wellington Festival Night of Poetry at the Wellington Cricket Club.
September 2017: Performed extracts from Frankenstein and Altered Minds at Compton Verney stately home in Warwickshire.
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... '