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john davies
notes from a small vicar
from a parish
in Liverpool, UK

    Thursday, August 28, 2008
    The revolution will start at 10am prompt
    Some good festival comedy over the past week. At Greenbelt I was one of the blessed few able to get into the inappropriately small Sovereign Lounge for a stand-up show hosted excellently by Tony Vino (a companion of mine on the Leeds leg of my M62 walk), and featuring the accomplished Jo Enright ("If she was broccoli, I'd turn vegetarian" - Barry Cryer) and Claire Trevino performing as Geri from Bury, who is a sheer delight (see video).

    Days before I'd been in Edinburgh where I dodged torrential rain to catch the duo Girl and Dean whose new show is very light on the many knitted props they were formerly kitted-out with, but which still plays to their strengths which are to do with subverting middle-class mores by placing them in exceptional situations, such as this highlight*, where the ladies of Pangbourne WI gather for The final planning meeting for the Revolution to Overthrow the British Government Next Tuesday [mp3].

    * MP3 spliced from a Sowerby and Luff podcast