Described by The Telegraph as “a cross between Brian Blessed, Oscar Wilde and a crazed Victorian Music Hall MC”, Will Seaward is a comedian, storyteller and Off West End Award-nominated actor. He’s appeared as himself (and in various guises) on TV and radio including BBC 2, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 4 Extra and BBC Radio 5 Live. Will has been a regular at the Edinburgh Fringe for the last decade, where his shows have received numerous five star reviews and appeared in ‘Best of the Fringe’ lists in (among others) the Guardian, the Times, the Sunday Times, and the Independent on Sunday.
Will’s various exploits have included attempting to create the legendary Philosopher’s Stone live onstage (Will Seaward Has A Really Good Go At Alchemy), recruiting 400 willing volunteers for a crowdsourced expedition to search for an ancient lost city of gold in the jungles of South America (Will Seaward Goes To El Dorado) and staging Shakespeare’s Hamlet entirely on a bouncy castle to critical acclaim and worldwide outrage (Bouncy Castle Hamlet). Will is also known for his late-night comedy storytelling comedy hit Will Seaward’s Spooky Midnight Ghost Stories, which has run for six years at the Fringe and attained near cult-status. Will is also an original member of Chortle Award-nominated Comedians Cinema Club, directs and performs in multi-award winning kids show The Extraordinary Time-Travelling Adventures of Baron Munchausen, directed the 40th Cambridge Footlights Pantomime, The Pied Piper pops up occasionally on YouTube, co-hosted the Mythsteries podcast, and is one of the facts on No Such Thing as a Fish.
Will’s acting credits include The Mind of Herbert Clunkerdunk (BBC 2), Daphne Sounds Expensive (BBC Radio 4), five full West End runs with international smash hit Sh*tfaced Shakespeare, and work with Olivier Award Winning Les Enfants Terribles, Wilton’s Music Hall, the Minack Theatre and The Park, plus storytelling shows at the National Museum of Scotland and various cool, atmospheric forests. He also has a Masters in Social Anthropological Analysis.
“the only real way of describing him is ‘legend’ – New Current
“genuinely, terrifyingly charismatic” – The Skinny
“truly hilarious” – Broadway Baby
“it’s impossible not to love him” – Fringe Review Magazine
“a masterful storyteller” – Bunbury Magazine
“leaves you open-mouthed with wonder” – Theatre Full Stop
“Will Seaward makes pure comedy gold” – Edinburgh Festivals Magazine