Future Perfect are a collective of gigging indie writers bringing the written word to life through shameless, hilarious and unsettling storytelling. Far from the maddening crowd of dry literary readings, Future Perfect shows are alive, irreverent and surprising, poking fun in the places where fun likes to be poked.
They perform regularly at Covent Garden’s Poetry Café and other London venues, and have packed audiences into two sell-out shows at the Bloomsbury Festival. Currently, Future Perfect are Em Fleming, Stephanie Gerra, Stephanie Goldberg, Irving Jones and Stephen Keyworth.
Stephanie Gerra is the founder member of Bloomsbury Voices. Her work has been published in South Bank Poetry, The London Miscellany Magazine and she has recently published a second collection of prose and poetry, Racier Things. Famed for her honeyed vocal tones, she works as a writer-announcer for PBS America, UKTV, BBC Worldwide and BSkyB/AETN.
Stephanie Goldberg has written, performed and directed for the stage and her work has been published in Time Out, Spilt Milk and the forthcoming anthology Queer Episodes. Her stories have also been performed at Are You Sitting Comfortably?, Storytails and Folk Poet. She regularly hosts cabaret events at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern for Wotever World (where you may also have seen her as velvet-caped Mistress ‘The Deaf Dominatrix’).
Irving Jones has spent much of his career working under the Official Secrets Act, which he can’t talk about. Instead he is currently working on a novel based on his experiences in the punk heyday of New York City.
Award-winning writer and stand-up comedian Stephen Keyworth has written for EastEnders, Doctors and Casualty. In 2011 he won the Shine Pictures feature film prize, his credits for BBC Radio 4, include The Continuity Man, Gondwanaland, My Difficult Second Album and an adaptation of Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms. Stage plays include Mad For It at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre, and Zimbabwe Boy for Flight 5065 at the National Theatre.