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Dominic Berry



Dominic is author of Tomorrow, I Will Go Dancing  and host of Freed Up, Manchester’s busiest and friendliest open mic night, Dominic is a prolific, poetic performance artist. He is a Manchester Literature Festival Dike Omeje Slam Poetry champion and a weekly guest on Gaydio, Manchester’s first radio station for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. In 2011 he gained a Grants for the Arts award to develop his first poetry show, Wizard, combining shamanic hip-hop with shape-shifting, soul-lifting theatre, previewing at Contact May 2011.


When an agoraphobic Wizard shares his world of tea loving carpet goblins and a zombie slaying dish rack with a neighbour from the flat above, three days of magic change both their lives forever.

Inspired by writer / performer Dominic Berry's own experiences of anxiety attacks and the mental health system, Wizard combines comedy, fantasy and imaginative theatre in a quest to find magic in even the darkest of places.

Dominic Berry is champion of New York's Nuyorican Poetry Cafe slam and Manchester Literature Festival's Superheroes of Slam and a regular on the Manchester and national poetry scenes. His own poetry book, 'Tomorrow, I Will Go Dancing' was published by Manchester's Flapjack Press in 2008.


“Dominic is an exceptional force in the poetry and spoken word scene in the North West, who is also starting to have an impact in theatre. I am always impressed by his desire and determination to push beyond his comfort zone and write work that will challenge himself and his audience.” John McGrath, Artistic Director, National Theatre Wales

Really very inspiring. I love the seriousness and the humour."
Benjamin Zephaniah, Poet

Exuberant, lively, expressive and totally nuts, Dominic owns the stage.”  Allegra Holbrook, Writers Connect

“From the moment he started to speak we were totally captivated- the incredible way he uses words, the expression and energy of the delivery and the subject matter made him irresistible.”
City Life Magazine

“He is one of Manchester’s finest poets of the stage, and he shows a great deal of promise… Dominic is fearless in his engagement with a wide variety of issues, and his public works exhibit the same exuberance of spirit that mark him out as a person.” Peter Kalu, Artistic Director, Commonword











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