Category Archives: Poetry, language and spoken word

Reviews of spoken word performances and word-related posts

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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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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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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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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Find the Right Words – review

This review first appeared in Sabotage Reviews Find the Right Words Upstairs at the Western, Leicester 15 November 2017 A review of one of Leicester’s regular spoken word events, Find the Right Words (FTRW), is long overdue*, having appeared on the Sabotage … Continue reading

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Paradigm Rhymes – Beyond the Dome – review

This review first appeared in Sabotage Reviews Marcus Joseph presents Paradigm Rhymes – Beyond the Dome Written by Mellow Baku Creator and musical director Marcus Joseph Curve Theatre’s Inside Out Festival celebrates “leading and emerging East Midlands artists”, showcasing writers, theatre … Continue reading

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