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Angry (The Pub Corner Poets)

By | Published on Sunday 23 August 2015


The poets are angry and the audience is suitably uncomfortable. Set up like a generic bad night in a pub, each of the characters takes their name from a member of the audience, to tell ‘their’ story. The provocative language is designed to shock and prompt questions, but it falls short of the second. It sets out to highlight what the audience does or doesn’t find offensive, but ignores the audience’s actual reactions. The music is catchy and there are moments of greatness in the writing, especially during the spoken word sections, but we’re more frequently subjected to loud, tired, in-your-face jokes and themes. It doesn’t always make sense, but then being angry doesn’t often make sense, either.

Sweet Grassmarket, until 23 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Bethan Highgate-Betts]