Iestyn Edwards

Location: Thorpness, Suffolk
About me...

I am the son of a welsh country and western singer father and debarred stage psychic mother.  I sang on tour with my father from aged four,  then tried formal training at Guildhall, but created a ballerina character, Madame Galina, for Rag Week and was slung out.  So, I went into variety, touring one-man shows and working my way up to the major venues.  Taking Madame Galina to entertain troops in Iraq and Afghanistan nearly put paid to all that.

About my entertainment...

I am stand alone – if there’s a piano/keyboard, I’ll use it. But not necessary because I sang out in Iraq from a tank stuck in the desert – no orchestra in attendance. I will tailor timings to the night, though my talk usually lasts fifty minutes.

Fee:

My fee is £100 plus travel expenses to be negotiated depending on where the venue is.  For the tiny WIs and societies in Suffolk I charge just £50.00 plus half the train fare.

My Contact Details:
Phone:

07791 565 173

My Tutu Went AWOL

Public speaker in Suffolk Iestyn Edwards presents his talk My Tuto went AWOL.

In song and dance and stand up I tell how being overheard practicing scales in a Suffolk police lockup led to my singing shanties for Her Majesty, then to accidentally being flown out to dance the Sugar Plum around Iraq and Afghanistan…. that’s when the insurgents started shelling!!!

Don’t be alarmed about the ‘dance’….. I don’t need a lot of space for it and can quite happily present the talk without when space is very limited. (scroll down to my After Dinner presentation)

A Sugar Plum Fairy in Afghanistan

Public Speaker Iestyn Edwards from Suffolk.

This is basically the same talk as above, but given a Christmas flavour, with Christmas themed music/song, dance and stand up  I tell how being overheard practicing scales in a Suffolk police lockup led to my singing shanties for Her Majesty, then to accidentally being flown out to dance the Sugar Plum around Iraq and Afghanistan…. that’s when the insurgents started shelling!!!

I don’t need a lot of space for the dance and can quite happily present the talk without when space is not available.

My Tutu Went AWOL - After Dinner Speaker version

After Dinner Speaker in  Suffolk Iestyn Edwards  presents  his talk  My Tutu Went AWOL

This is a completely ‘stand alone’ version of my talk.  I stand up  and I tell how it all came about – I tell how being overheard practicing scales in a Suffolk police lockup (and what was I doing there anyway?) led to my   entertaining Her Majesty onboard H.M.S. Victory with some opera and then being sent out to Iraq and Afghanistan in a tutu.

 

 

Photo – Me with Roger Lloyd Pack famously Trigger in Only Fools and Horses

What people say about my presentation

Only the divinely unique Iestyn Edwards could be in a tutu in war-zones and tell about it so perfectly. Fascinating, moving and completely hilarious. Miranda Hart

We mark the day we had the cancellation at the showcase and the tutu appeared. We all agreed our ladies have never laughed so much. Weaves a wonderful storyline, totally unexpected – and that voice!  Gill Denny, Chair, East Suffolk Federation Women’s Institute.

Iestyn Edwards Contact Details:
Phone:

07791 565 173