Max Dickins Keynote Speaker

  • Published Playwright of several plays including ‘The Trunk’, which received several 4 and 5 star critical reviews
  • Author of 'My Groupon Adventure’ and 'Improvise!'
  • Actor, Presenter and Comedian

Max Dickins's Biography

Max Dickins is a published playwright, an author, an actor, a presenter and a comedian. He has appeared on national television, in shows such as ‘Michael McIntyre’s Big Show’. He has had his own show on Absolute Radio, where he was nominated for a Sony Radio Award. And his live shows have toured nationally.

His 2016 Edinburgh Fringe play, ‘The Trunk’, was a critical hit receiving several 4 and 5 star reviews. His second play, ‘The Man on the Moor,’ debuted at Edinburgh in 2017 where it was named critic’s choice in The Times, The Skinny, The Guardian (Lyn Gardner) and The Metro. Last year, his third play ‘Kin’ was published by renowned theatre publishers Samuel French and subsequently debuted at the Fringe. In Edinburgh it was named as critic’s choice in The Independent, The Guardian and Theatre Weekly. The List describing it as a ‘taut and riveting examination of the complex nature of sibling love.’

For screen, Max has written for BBC2 (Dick n’Dom’s Funny Business) and Channel 4 (This Just In). Further, he has written for Made in Chelsea spin-off Mad on Chelsea (E4).

Max is currently writing his third book, to be published by Canongate in early 2022. His first book, ‘My Groupon Adventure’, has been featured on Radio 4, Absolute Radio, Virgin Radio, News Talk FM, Real People Magazine, The Irish Examiner, the Daily Star and many other national media outlets. The Irish Examiner writing, ‘This is more than just a funny account of a madcap adventure…it’s full of heart.’

On screen, he’s written for TV shows on both sides of the Atlantic. On stage, he’s written four plays. ‘The Trunk,’ named by Theatre Weekly as one of their top ten theatre shows of 2016. ‘The Man on the Moor,’ which went on to complete a national tour in 2018. ‘Kin,’ published by Samuel French in July 2018. And his latest play, ‘Love Them to Death,’ which is being produced soon.

Max shows leaders and their teams how the secrets of improvisation can help them achieve extraordinary results. He does this through his training and consultancy company Hoopla Business, and as author of ‘Improvise!’ which has been described as ‘How to Win Friends and Influence People for the 21st century.’

In these unprecedented times, he believes that improvisation is THE key skill that all of us need both at work and in our personal lives. He spreads the gospel in interactive workshops, keynote presentations and through his writing. He has worked with amazing clients like Google, Facebook and Accenture across 4 continents, with The Financial Times dubbing his work ‘transformative.’

Read More

Videos of Max Dickins

Max interviews Richard Branson, Tyra Banks and Sara Blakely
Max interviews Richard Branson, Tyra Banks and Sara Blakely

Books by Max Dickins

My Groupon Adventure
Improvise!: Use the Secrets of Improv to Achieve Extraordinary Results at Work

Check Max Dickins's speaking fees and availability

    Sending your message…

    Please wait, this can take a moment

    Message sent…

    Close

    Please provide your details and we’ll get in touch as soon as possible.

    We can only respond to requests for professional speaking engagements. We are unable to respond to requests for autographs, shoutouts and personalized messages.

    View our related Speakers

    Zoe speaking at event
    Zoe Strimpel Speaker
    Exclusive
    Zoe Strimpel
    Historian, author, newspaper columnist and broadcaster, specialising in gender, relationships and feminism
    Georgina Godwin Speaker
    Exclusive
    Georgina Godwin
    Accomplished Speaker on geopolitics and skilled moderator
    Joel Salatin Speaker
    Exclusive
    Joel Salatin
    Sustainability & Food Policy Expert
    Mark Leonard Speaker
    Exclusive
    Mark Leonard
    Expert on Geopolitics and Geoeconomics
    Francis Wolff Speaker
    Exclusive
    Francis Wolff
    French Philosopher and Author
    Elif Shafak Speaker
    Exclusive
    Elif Shafak
    Insightful and inspirational speaker on issues of equality, identity, new humanism, spirituality and geopolitics internationally.
    Daisy Rogers Speaker
    Exclusive
    Daisy Rogers
    Professional artist, writer, creative director, Founder of Liberally and speaker on diversity
    Adrian Wooldridge Speaker
    Exclusive
    Adrian Wooldridge
    Global Business Columnist - Bloomberg
    Carole Cadwalladr Speaker
    Exclusive
    Carole Cadwalladr
    Pulitzer-Nominated Investigative Journalist
    Merlin Sheldrake speaker headshot
    Merlin Sheldrake Speaker
    Exclusive
    Merlin Sheldrake
    Biologist and bestselling author of Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds, and Shape Our Futures