Monday, 25 July 2016

Robert and Clara Schumann, Joke-writers (Part 1)

Robert and Clara Schumann wrote some of the greatest jokes of the nineteenth century. Later, Robert was driven mad by his own punch lines. But today Robert and Clara’s jokes are repeated all round the world.

Sunday, 17 July 2016

God Talks (Part 4)

Miserable Malcolm will be performing “Graveside Manner” at the Reading Fringe Festival next Sunday (24th July). It’s at 5pm in the Milk Bar (8 Merchants Place, Reading, RG1 1DT). Tickets are £6 online at or on the door.  If you’re in the area and need your Sunday ruining, please come along. More details on facebook here.

Friday, 8 July 2016

Miserable Malcolm at Priddy, and if Wishes were Horses ....

Miserable Malcolm will be appearing at Priddy Folk Festival tomorrow (and is unlikely to have cheered up, to be honest).  He will be doing a 40 minute set at the Words Wizard Cabaret along with Trevor Carter (Bristol Storyteller of the Year 2014) and Spikey Tim (a Dr Seuss for Grown Ups).  The Words Wizard Cabaret takes place between 6 and 8pm in the Goatchurch Tent. Malcolm will be banging on about his usual themes, lost love, death and misery, and hopes that’ll go down all right with a folk audience.

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Show some Cheer, Lear, and Bristol Dates

Miserable Malcolm will be down in Bristol for two nights this week. He will be presenting his one-man show "Graveside Manner" at the Old Shoe Factory, which is off Whiteladies Road in Clifton (behind Neal's Yard).  For directions and to reserve a ticket (£7) please email You may need to bring a chair as well as piece of gloomy vinyl.

Thursday, 26 May 2016

The Shape of Things to Come: Miserable Malcolm in June

Miserable Malcolm is performing tonight in Gloucester in a double bill with Jonny Fluffypunk at the Fountain Inn on Westgate Street. Tickets £10 (£7)

And in keeping with the Psychic theme of the last post, here’s a list of all of Miserable Malcolm’s performances of “Graveside Manner”  in June.
As you can see, he’s a busy man. But will he cheer up? Answers on a postcard, please (actually save yourself the postage).
Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd June, 3pm (part of the Plymouth Fringe)
The Nowhere Inn, 21 Gilwell Street, Plymouth, PL4 8BU Tickets £8 (various Fringe deals available)
Saturday 4th June, on the Poetry Stage at Wychwood Festival, Cheltenham (Cabaret spot from 10pm)
Saturday 11th, 8pm
Kingshill  House, Dursley Tickets £10 (£8.50 adv) Double Bill with Jonny Fluffypunk
Thursday 16th, 8pm
Old Shoemakers, Blackboy Hill, Bristol, (details to follow) One man show, Graveside Manner.
Thursday 16th show is Sold Out. Extra date added: Friday 17th June, 8pm. Tickets £7. Please email to reserve.
Thursday 23rd-Sunday 26th BarnstapleFringe Theatrefest
Room at the Top, Queens Theatre, Barnstaple
Thurs 23rd 6.30pm,Friday 24th 8.15pm, Saturday 25th 2.15 and 9pm, Sunday 6.15pm Tickets £5 (£3)
Miserable Malcolm will be at Priddy Folk Festival and Reading Fringe in July. Details to follow.