Rob Barratt is a Dudley-born comic poet, humourist and singer from North Cornwall … and the poet-in-residence for the folk festival.
He has appeared at folk, literature and arts festivals all over the UK and in Australia and Ireland.
His act combines clever word-play with satire, verse, song and audience participation. He covers such important topics as second homes, squid, distressed furniture, data-driven education, Neanderthal politics and his relationship with potatoes, but beneath the humour serious issues lurk. Recommended 16+.
He’s published three books: Men From Mars In ‘Bumping Cars’ (2010), ‘Distressed’ (2015) and ‘Earwhacks’ (2019), plus his CD ‘Rob Barratt Live at Boscastle Village Hall’. Available from his website or at gigs, including the folk festival.
He will also co-host an evening session at the Swan Hotel on Sunday night.
“Not only clever but very funny!” Mike Harding
“His head is well and truly located in ‘Planet Barratt,’ clearly a place of wonderfully bizarre inspiration.“ Coventry Telegraph
“Mind-bending poetry” Twickfolk, London
“One of the funniest performers yet. His audience was with him from the moment he began!” Write Angle, Petersfield
“Absolutely outstanding” Bewdley Book WeekRob’s Website