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Monday, April 20, 2009

Dirty Protest - Back To The Yurt / "Yer Blues"

Thursday night saw another mini-festival of short plays, in the yurt at the rear of Milgi in City Road, Cardiff. This latest Dirty Protest, guest-curated by playwright Gary Owen, comprised three comic takes on relationships, two heartfelt monologues and a WWII drama, from authors Duncan MacMillan, Cath Tregenna, Emma Reeves, Emily Steel, Greg Glover and cherry popper Ross Southard, very ably performed by Shekira Johnson, Jenny Livsey, and DP regular Gareth Milton. The pieces were variously amusing, thought-provoking and elegiac (sometimes all at the same time); and the fact that both presentations sold out very early on in the evening is a testament to the DP organisation’s success in creating an event which is both highly popular (perhaps too popular in terms of the audience’s physical comfort) and artistically satisfying.

I’ve managed, via, to make my novel, “Yer Blues”, available for purchase on Amazon – hurry, while stocks last!


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