James Hancox is an actor, writer and theatre-maker. His work features one-man sketch, physical theatre, improvisation, DIY props, original music and immersive tomfoolery.

Since 2009, he’s played an impressive variety of stages – from London Apollo to Glastonbury Festival to Brixton Academy – and has performed at festivals across Europe and Australia, including sell out shows at the Edinburgh, Perth and Adelaide Fringe Festivals.

His early work with improv comedy group Abandoman featured on many British TV and radio shows, most notably Channel 4’s ‘8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown’ and BBC’s Stephen K Amos Show – and won the duo both Hackney Empire’s New Act of The Year and The Musical Comedy Award.

At the start of 2018, he took his first solo show Sports For The Unsporty to FRINGE WORLD Perth, where he received a Best Comedy Award Nomination. His subsequent solo shows have played to packed audiences at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, FRINGE WORLD Perth and Adelaide Fringe, have received barrel-fulls of great reviews, and have collected the FRINGE WORLD Weekly Comedy Award in 2021 and 2022.

In 2022, James created his first show for children – a physical theatre show combining junk puppets, original music and weird and wonderful characters. An Utterly Rubbish Adventure had it’s premiere at FRINGE WORLD and went on to win the FRINGE WORLD Weekly Children’s Event Award. In 2023 it played at the State Theatre Perth and took home the Adelaide Fringe Tour Ready Award.