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Rob Gee presents Forget Me Not – The Alzheimer’s Whodunit (Upstairs at the Western, Leicester 22 May 2015)

-Reviewed by Jayne Stanton– THE VENUE: Upstairs at the Western is a volunteer-led venue and Leicester’s very own West End pub theatre. Off the Fence theatre company offers a wide range of quality performances in a professional auditorium at affordable prices. THE VIBE: Theatre-goers collected their tickets at the pop-up box office situated between a…

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Bountiful Instructions for Enlightenment by Minal Hajratwala

– Reviewed by Afric McGlinchey – Bountiful Instructions for Enlightenment is published by The (Great) Indian Poetry Collective, one of whose patrons is Carolyn Forché; Hajaratwala is also fortunate enough to have attended workshops by poets as diverse as Li-Young Lee and Kim Addonizio, among others. The book is many years in the making, and all the richer for it.…

‘Whitehall Jackals’ by Chris McCabe and Jeremy Reed

-Reviewed by Billy Mills–   Whitehall Jackals is a collaborative poem sequence written by Chris McCabe, a Liverpool-born, London-based poet whose work is new to me, and long-standing British avant garde poetry landmark  Jeremy Reed. The work is a kind of psychogeographic plunge into London in alternating voices, a tangled weave of intersecting, parallel and…

Saboteur Awards 2013

Your Pick of this Year’s Best Indie Lit! Nominations are now closed, you can view the shortlist and vote for the winners here. Buy your tickets here. Once a year, to mark our birthday, we at Sabotage like to give out some awards to the publications we’ve most enjoyed during the year. In the past this…

‘Shad Thames, Broken Wharf’ by Chris McCabe

-Reviewed by Afric McGlinchey– Shad Thames, Broken Wharf is a commissioned play, or script for a short film, written by Chris McCabe. Each book is presented in a box, with a genuine relic salvaged from the river. Nice touch. The cast: Echo, a middle-aged woman from the locality, Blaise, a Northerner, the Landlord, a Londoner with…