Sad Little Man

"Stop me if you've heard this one before..."

Sad Little Man is a stand-up tragedy set performed by the mind of a young man in shock. Described as “a stunning, bittersweet story” and “theatrically beautiful” by Noises Off Magazine, a combination of performance poetry, physical theatre and projection tell the story of the many lives of Lee and someone he loves.

Written by Josh Overton, winner of The Times Playwriting Award 2015, and created by the Pub Corner Poets, Total Theatre Emerging Company 2015 award nominees

Part of INCOMING Festival, a co-production between A Younger Theatre and New Diorama Theatre. 


The Pub Corner Poets mash slam poetry with sonic storytelling, projection vj-ing and live music to create one-of-a-kind live theatre events. Tackling big themes from the dusty corner of your local pub, or performing gigs in pop-up venues or  theatre studios, the company presents physical scores alongside performance poetry text.

Pub Corner Poets receive support from New Diorama Theatre, The New Wolsey Theatre and Hull Truck Theatre.

"There is already a buzz around both the company and writer Josh Overton" Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

"It is something really quite beautiful" Noises Off / @PubCornerPoets


INCOMING is a festival celebrating the best emerging theatre companies from across the UK, co-curated by A Younger Theatre and New Diorama Theatre. Across 10 days INCOMING showcases 19 companies as well as a series of workshops and discussions. / @IncomingFest / #IncomingFestival

INCOMING Festival is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and New Diorama Theatre's Emerging Companies Fund.