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.

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


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... '

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The Cricket's Song

To download this song go to Music

Song on BBC1's The Naked Rambler

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