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The Curse Of The Devil’s Verse (Television Workshop / Sheep Soup)

By | Published on Tuesday 9 August 2011

With characters that include an aspiring writer, a blue-collar boyfriend and a devil incarnate running a poetry night at the pub, this show is bound to be a little odd. The devil’s curse aims to teach the uncultured Rob the value of literature and sensitivity, although I’m not sure he learns it – I certainly didn’t. The shaky script, flimsy plot and slightly weak acting means that this piece ultimately falls short of what it could potentially achieve. Although the leading man plays a convincing drunk, his attempts at humour are hit and miss, with a little more of the latter. Worth a look if you’ve got an hour to kill, but maybe you’re just better off in the pub.

C soco, Aug 3 -13 (not 11), 4.45pm (5.35pm), £5.50 – £8.50, fpp252.
tw rating 2/5