24/10/2014 – In my studio in Manchester working on material and plans involving games and flying people. My poem I Like To Hope with film clip visible here:

Next Performance:

06/11/2014 - Hammer and Tongue, Komedia, Brighton
27/11/2014 - Shipping Forecast, The Riverside, Sheffield

Alabaster Deplume (Angus Fairbairn) is a performer, writer and musician, based in Manchester. He tours internationally bringing theatrical spoken-word to music audiences, and vice-versa. His most recent multi-disciplinary concert/recording project, The Jester, involved 12 musicians and 24 visual artists from two cities, funded internationally by crowd-sourcing. He writes and performs theatre with Dublin circus aerial troupe PaperDolls and appears as saxophonist for Manchester rhythm and blues group Honeyfeet, and singer Liz Green (PIAS International) among others.

“Harrowingly funny” – Citylife Manchester, 
“Quite unlike anything you’ll have heard before” – Bristol Post on Jester Project
“A slinky, kaleidostropic maelstrom” – Now Then magazine Manchester
“I had to keep laughing, or I think my heart would’ve exploded.” – audience member


The recording session that we did yesterday was intended to involve as many people as possible, and this is why it was also a big meal.   There’s a thing I was told, about the relationship between food and music,... more

To save time, I have already forgiven everyone