Imaginary Advice

Launched in November 2014 as a way to explore new forms of storytelling, the Imaginary Advice podcast has recorded love monologues in the middle of drum and bass raves, made cut-up poetry out of the Today Programme, and cross-bred Jay-Z’s Black Album with the Tate Modern’s audioguide.

“A true adventurer in form”
The Stage

Written and presented by Ross Sutherland (BBC2’s Missing Episode; Stand By For Tape Back Up), the podcast has grown into one of the most popular storytelling podcasts in the UK (Best Fiction Podcast, The British Podcast Awards; Best Podcasts for Fiction, The Telegraph; Top Fifty Podcasts, Stylist).

For this special live version of the podcast, Ross presents a selection of brand-new stories, both true and imaginary.

About Ross Sutherland

Ross Sutherland is a writer and performer, working across theatre, film and radio. In 2015, he collaborated with Charlie Lyne on the documentary Stand By for Tape Back-Up, winning the Grand Prize for Experimental Film at BAFICI and the Runner-Up Audience Award at Fantastic Fest, Austin. In 2017, he wrote a five-part comic miniseries for Channel 4’s Random Acts, and a BBC Radio 4 documentary about British Wrestling. He has just completed a thirty-minute special for BBC2 called Missing Episode. In it, he remixes an old episode of EastEnders in order to tell the story of a car-crash he had on the same night. Ross is the producer of the Imaginary Advice podcast. A lot of his work draws on his background as a poet, although not all my work is poetry. Ross has four collections published by Penned in the Margins.

Performance dates

June 10 ~ Pumphouse Festival, Aldeburgh
July 12-15 ~ Latitude Festival (Speakeasy stage)
July 16 ~ The Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol
July 29 ~ Port Eliot Festival
August 14 ~ Edinburgh International Book Festival
August 17-19 ~ Green Man Festival
September 13 ~ Intl Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester
September 14 ~ London Podcast Festival, King's Place
September 19 ~ Norwich Arts Centre
November 22 ~ Chester Literature Festival, Storyhouse
January 25 ~ Metal, Peterborough
April 10 ~ Theatre Royal York
April 11 ~ MK Gallery, Milton Keynes
May 1 ~ Colchester Arts Centre

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