Monthly Archives: February 2018

The Fall of Byron Montrose. Poet. Gentleman. Lover – review

This review first appeared in Sabotage Reviews The Fall of Byron Montrose. Poet. Gentleman. Lover written and performed by Ben Macpherson Upstairs at the Western, Leicester After the recent UK Pun Championships, Leicester’s long-running comedy festival features another dip into wordplay, … Continue reading

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The Troth – review

This review first appeared in British Theatre Guide Akademi presents The Troth based on a short story by Chandradhar Sharma Guleri Directed and choreographed by Gary Clarke Curve Theatre, Leicester Spanning continents and timeframes, Akademi’s powerful production The Troth begins a UK … Continue reading

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UK Pun Championships 2018 – review

This review first appeared in Sabotage Reviews Leicester Comedy Festival presents UK Pun Championships De Montfort Hall, Leicester After puns galore on the trending #UKPunDay, it seems we all have a pun up our sleeve, with everyone from the Royal … Continue reading

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Souped up chestnuts

‘Avid’ readers of this blog will know I have been focusing on ways of using stuff up. Christmas usually provides an abundance of excess ingredients and so, this week, my challenging question is what do I do with the vacuum-packed … Continue reading

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UniSlam18 – review

This review first appeared in Sabotage Reviews Final of UniSlam18 Curve Theatre, Leicester 28 January 2018 In a wash of blue light, Curve’s Studio stage is simply dressed: four mics are lined downstage, three shard-like trophies on a small table … Continue reading

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