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Rob Auton: The Crowd Show

The Crowd Show is a comedy/theatre/spoken word show about crowds, people and connection. The Crowd Show is a show suitable for anybody who has been in a crowd or wants to be in the crowd for this show.

Rob Auton is an award-winning writer, actor and podcaster, named the ‘Brian Cox of Comedy’ by the Guardian. Rob has written eight hit Edinburgh Fringe shows, which have led to nationwide tours and television/radio appearances. Rob has had four collections of poetry and illustrations published by Burning Eye Books and Harper Collins.

In 2020, Rob started The Rob Auton Daily Podcast. The podcast went on to amass over two million listens and win a gold award for Best Daily Podcast at the British Podcast Awards.

Running time: 20 mins / interval / 60 mins (no support)
Age guidance: 14+ 

"A genuine original. Poetical, philosophical, humane, completely charming and funny to boot"
The Guardian

"Emotionally charged- a heart-warming clarion call for universal connection"
Evening Standard

"Makes laughter out of wonder and brings us all together. We need him."
The Scotsman

"Charming, eccentric and uplifting, Auton is a talent to watch"
The Independent

"Something that'll leave you feeling all warm and fuzzy round the edges."
The Herald

Stewart Lee

Praise for The Crowd Show:

"Turning up the laughter with a meaningful look or loaded turn of phrase- he has created a deep and lovely show about love and connection."
Beyond the Joke

"The Crowd Show encourages us to look after each other and savour every moment in a relaxed, authentic and funny hour."
Fest magazine

"Packed with might and sentiment, The Crowd Show ultimately leaves you moved and exhilarated."
The Skinny

"Mixed with spoken word and audience interaction Rob has served up yet another brilliantly written piece of art."

"Amusing, thoughtful & engrossing."
Fringe Biscuit

"In this tender response to the isolation of lockdown, Rob Auton – the king of stand-up profundity – offers a touching paean to the joy of crowds."

"There’s a charming sincerity about Auton and his slightly awkward presence on stage but that is what makes The Crowd Show all the more endearing."
Voice magazine

"It will not only make you laugh but make you feel better about your place in the world."
Entertainment Now