Nottingham comedian Ben Macpherson took his first solo show, The Fall of Byron Montrose Poet Gentleman Lover, to Edinburgh last year and, impressively, it was a sell-out.

Macpherson tells the story of Byron Montrose, lover of ladies and laudanam. Through the medium of puns, poetry and prose, spend an hour with Montrose as he takes you on a tour around the opium-fuelled hotspots of 19th century Europe.

“Like a Spike Milligan book … Delightfully different” (Notts Comedy Review), this is bad Byron in breeches, the disgraced lovechild of Milton Jones and Blackadder.

The Fall of Byron Montrose Poet Gentleman Lover is at Upstairs at the Western on Friday 23 February 2018.

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Sally Jack is a writer, poet and editor based in Leicester. You'll often find her at the theatre - she reviews for British Theatre Guide - and is spoken word editor (Midlands) for Sabotage Reviews. She was shortlisted in The Stage's Search for a Theatre Critic in 2016. Sally co-founded and co-ran Upstairs at the Western from 2012 to 2016.

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