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2009

1st–31st May 2009

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Overview
Makar Making
First Friday Fling with Janis MacKay
Pushing Out the Boat
Night at the Light
From Pennan to Penang
Lubrication
Trio Verso
Demented Eloquence Tag-Team Word Wrestling
Prometheus: A River Stained with Iron
Cream of Strathbogie
Expect the Best: Elspeth Murray
Speak Volumes
Journeys
Coming Home
Double Launch
P–KOK
The Night Mare V Fear of Intimacy
In Search of Salt (Ellon)
In Search of Salt (Aberdeen)
John Hegley
Drawing out the Creativity
Fredrik Sixten: Requiem
The Word Birds
Voyager Poets
Not Drowning but Waving
Fresh Ayr
Young People's Poetry Competition Prizegiving
Closing Verses

John Hegley

Beyond Our Kennel: Innovative stand-up comic poetry

Friday 22 May 2009

The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen [Map]

Part of the Performance Poetry strand


A man, a mandoline, a table, a mike, and lots and lots of fun! That just about sums up an evening with John Hegley.

Friday night at the Lemon Tree saw a good crowd turn up to listen to this comical stand-up poet. The poems were witty, many about dogs and many about Luton. Hegley opened with a wonderful song about the empty chairs right in front of the stage, and had the audience eating from his hand from those first notes. There was a suitably funny can-can about his French grandmother, a salute to those wearing glasses, poems about his brother-in-law, his dog, an animal A to H (did we ever get past the hamster?) and beloved Luton. Funny how things that seem mundane can be dead funny. The humour was intelligent and never relied on being vulgar as with so many modern comedians. Hegley was at ease with his audience, improvised with flair and knew how to pace his show. It was enjoyed by an audience of ages varying from 8 to 80 and there was something for everyone.

Next time you see this name pop up... make time to go and see Hegley; he's well-worth the ticket and you will laugh, be silly and very very merry. Top show.

Pauline de Koning


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