TEDx Totnes

Rob Barratt

Rob Barratt

Rob Barratt is a Dudley-born and Cornwall-based comic poet, humourist and singer. He is also a retired teacher and the membership secretary of Plymouth National Union of Teachers. His brain-tickling, word-mangling performance combines clever word play, verse and song with satire, parody and audience participation. Rob deals with such important topics as squid, data-driven education, Neanderthals, the weather in Scotland, distressed furniture and tuk-tuks. In recent years Rob has appeared at folk, literature and arts festivals all over the UK and in Australia.

“This is not only clever but I think it’s 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)

“Absoltutely outstanding“ (Bewdley Book Week)

“One of the funniest performers yet. His audience was with him from the moment he began“ (Write Angle, Petersfield)