Skittles is a comedy for Radio 4; a story about love (and sweets, which are more reliable).

Richard Marsh’s Skittles is a deeply funny and truly moving account of losing love and learning to put yourself back together again.

Richard will tell four fifteen minute tales across one evening about the giddy excitement of young love, cars covered in sweets, broken dreams, trans-American honeymoon road trips and a seductive-looking lady called Sorrow.

Richard is a magnetic and charming storyteller, slipping from rhyme to prose and back again in a fast-paced, accessible way - at times hilarious, at others heart-breaking. Think David Sedaris crossed with Jay-Z. But from Somerset.

Adapted from Richard’s hit stand up/theatre show at the Edinburgh fringe 2011, Skittles is a powerful hour in the company of a rare talent. Despite the stories being very personal, their appeal is universal – if you’ve ever been in love, had your heart broken - or proposed on a full bladder - Skittles is for you.

Richard is a poet and playwright (one of the inaugural 503/5 writers-in-residence at Olivier Award-winning Theatre503). This year, he has been named London poetry slam champion and one of Time Out’s Culture Hot 100, and won a Fringe First for Dirty Great Love Story (co-written with Katie Bonna). Catch his radio debut before he gets too famous to fit his head through the studio door.’

"Richard Marsh’s witty, ingenious, poetically driven account… takes you to the heart of what it means to feel for another person and be left bereft.' (Four Stars) - Telegraph
“For verse with heart and verve see Richard Marsh‘s dazzling love-gone-wrong show Skittles” – Dominic Cavendish, Telegraph
"Funny and wise… Great writing, great performance... free Skittle." - Observer
"Brings a splash of sunshine to the heart" (Four Stars) - Scotsman

If you would like to join us for a rather special night on Friday 11th January 2013 at the Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre RADA, Malet Street, London WC1E 7JN, then apply now.


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