An intimate acoustic evening with songsmith, broadcaster, activist and raconteur Tom Robinson. His musical journey has included getting banned by the BBC for being Glad To be Gay, fighting fascism alongside The Clash, playing Glastonbury with Peter Gabriel, writing lyrics for Elton John, drug smuggling in East Germany, two nervous breakdowns and a period in tabloid hell after falling in love with a woman.
Subsequently forgiven by the BBC, he has presented programmes on all seven of the corporation’s national radio networks, and won two Sony Radio Academy awards for his warm and accessible broadcasting style. And after a twenty year recording hiatus, his 2015 comeback LP “Only The Now” was awarded 4/5 stars in Mojo, 8/10 in Uncut and made a 6 Music Album Of The Day.
This thoughtful one-man show revisits the back catalogue of a master craftsman. Little-known gems sit alongside classics interspersed with hilarious anecdotes from five decades on the wilder fringes of the music industry.
The ERT Team: We have a committed Board, comprising of professional theatre-makers and business experts. Patrons: Dame Judi Dench and Sir Mark Rylance Ambassadors: John Godber & Richard Bean Associated Artists: Mark Addy, Berwick Kaler, William Houston, Anna Maxwell-Martin, David Bradley Directors of the Board: Adrian Rawlins – Artistic Director Vincent Regan – Creative Director Chris Wade – Music and Comedy Programming Anne Cooper – Planning and Funding Sue Kirkman – Manager John Merrylees – Technical Production Tom Wilders – Finance