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A Show Of Two Halves (Somethings Old, Somethings New) (Liz Lochhead With Steve Kettley)

By | Published on Saturday 20 August 2016

A Show of Two Halves Ed2016

Scotland needs Liz Lochhead, she writes poetry about our lives in a way we can understand, and if you’d been there tonight you’d have understood too. Lochhead’s warm delivery and perfect diction ensured that everyone got the jokes and felt the sorrow. Steve Kettley played masterly saxophone and I loved ‘A Bit of Class’, where he set up a looped rhythm using squeaking toy pigs and played over it! In addition to her celebrated poetry, Lochhead performed character monologues, including a naive schoolgirl with a manipulative teacher and a mother sick of her teenager dressing in black; these felt both funny and worryingly truthful. This was an outstanding night of Scottish culture that anyone could enjoy.

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Bride’s, 15 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Louise Rodgers]