One of the country’s most innovative comic poets, John Hegley is a Radio 4 regular with best-selling volumes of poetry to his name.

The eccentric performer presents a characteristically bonkers comedy set in a dog kennel with guest rooms (a hotennel). The performance features poems, songs and a brief ghostly tale, set to live mandolin, fiddle and original drawings. Plus post-show Northern Soul and Baroque music being spun in the bar with DJ Dave Belcher.

Scandalously talented

The Sunday Times