Author Archives: punctualsally

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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Bad language

Who wants to read a book about grammar and punctuation? Thought not. It is likely, if you had such a book, it would be purely for reference purposes – your job, your studies but, ultimately, a purely functional item. Anyway, … Continue reading

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A Passage to India – review

This review first appeared in British Theatre Guide Royal and Derogate and Simple8 Production A Passage to India based on the novel by E M Forster adapted by Simon Dormandy directed by Simon  Dormandy and Sebastian Armesto Royal and Derogate … Continue reading

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When life gives you lemons (and a new cake tin)

I recently purchased a big, round cake tin in the Debenhams sale (and there was a tin inside it for biscuits!). So, with the worst reason ever to make a cake, I decided to ‘try out’ my new tin. (This … Continue reading

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Above the Mealy-mouthed Sea – review

This review first appeared in Sabotage Reviews Unholy Mess and Omnibus Theatre present Above the Mealy-mouthed Sea by Jemima Foxtrot and Lucy Allan directed by Lucy Allan designed by Mayou Trikerioti at Upstairs at the Western (part of Find the … Continue reading

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