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For almost twenty-five years Shôn Dale-Jones has worked as a writer, director, performer and producer, making over twenty new live theatre and comedy shows, online digital work, radio and film.

His work has toured all over the UK, Europe, USA, Canada and Australia and has been supported by the Cambridge Film Festival, Barbican, National Theatre Studios, Royal Court, National Theatre Wales and the BBC.

Shôn has won various awards, including two Scotsman Fringe First Awards; Three Weeks Editor’s Award; Time Out Critics Choice; Total Theatre Award; BBC Audio Award for Best Scripted Comedy; M-i.e. Award - Best Live Theatre Event, Melbourne, Australia


Funny, poignant and playful, The Duke weaves together the tragi-comic fate of a family heirloom - a porcelain figure of The Duke of Wellington, the quandary of a scriptwriter stretching his integrity, and an unfolding disaster as thousands of children flee their homes. Blending fantasy and reality, the show gently challenges our priorities in a world full of crisis.

'In the autumn of 2015 I sit at my desk waiting for an email that will tell me what I need to do to the script to get it onto the screen. I turn the radio on. I listen to a report about the refugee crisis. My mother calls. She tells me she’s broken The Duke… My mother, my film script and the refugee crisis all need my attention.'

The Duke is a solo show raising money for Save the Children's Child Refugee Crisis Appeal.


Written and performed by Shôn Dale-Jones
Produced by Hoipolloi, PBL Management and Theatre Royal Plymouth in aid of Save the Children

★★★★ "A fantastic and likeable storyteller" EdFest 2016
★★★★ "A genuinely heart-warming and amusing story" British Theatre Guide
★★★★ "You won't find a show with a bigger, better heart" WhatsOnStage
★★★★ "The quiet power of this funny, gentle and exquisitely empathetic jewel of a piece is its ability to humanise a global crisis by personalising it" The Herald

WINNER: Scotsman Fringe First 2016

Show information

Show Duration: 60 mins, no interval
Audience Suitability: 8+
Stage Size: Min. 2m x 3m
Venue Capacity: 45 to 450
Touring Party: 2
Booking Contact: Heleen De Boever, heleen@auroranova.org

Upcoming Dates


3 - 5 April: Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, UK
2 May: Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, UK
6 - 7 June: Home, Manchester, UK
21 September: Salisbury Playhouse, Salisbury, UK
5 October: Quarterhouse, Folkestone, UK
30 October - 3 November: Tobacco Factory, Bristol, UK


I first met Robin Hood in the autumn of 1975, as a seven-year-old- boy and we have been good mates ever since. He’s been going crazy recently about the direction our world is heading. He can’t believe there isn’t a bigger reaction to all the madness. This show is his idea. He’s convinced we need to change the story of money and share our opportunities if we really want to do something about inequality and the growing gap between rich and poor. To start the process we’re selling tickets to the show for a fiver.

Me & Robin Hood is a solo show raising money for Street Child United the Street Child United World Cup 2018.

Show information

Show Duration: 60 mins, no intermission
Audience Suitability: 12+
Stage Size:
Venue Capacity: 45 to 450
Touring Party: 2
Booking Contact: Heleen De Boever, heleen@auroranova.org

Upcoming Dates

31 May: Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich, UK
8 - 9 June: HOME, Manchester, UK
22 September: Salisbury Playhouse, Salisbury, UK