Tag Archives: James Webster

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High Noon Over Camelot by The Mechanisms

- reviewed by James Webster – High Noon Over Camelot is a joyously grim, funny and clever update of Arthurian legend, set in a gorgeously sci-fi kind of wild west. Filled with lovably damaged characters, it’s a tale of love, violence and horribly dashed hopes that for a briefest moment gave me hope for the…

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Saboteur Awards 2014: Performance

-In which James Webster sums up the categories he presented at the awards- After a lot of voting, some great performances, a brilliant (bank account-busting) book fair and, in addition to the performances, a hilarious video from Best One-Off Event nominated show The Anti-Slam (a show that plumbed the gut-bustingly funny depths of poetic disaster),…

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Review: Quiltbag Cabaret – 06/12/13

-Reviewed by James Webster- Quiltbag – an acronym standing for Queer and Questioning, Unidentified, Intersex, Lesbian, Transgender, Bisexual, Asexual, Gay/Genderqueer OR – an unbelievably charming, friendly and welcoming evening of crafts and cabaret with a queer-friendly focus. A cuddly kind of cabaret … Upon entering Quiltbag on a very brrrr-worthy, cold December night, I was…

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Review: The Anti-Slam Oxford

-Reviewed by Claire Trévien- 23rd January at Arts at the Old Fire Station The logistics In 2012 I participated in the inaugural Bullshit conference. The concept was simple: either deal in an ultra-academic way with the silliest topics you can find, or deal with a serious subject matter in a nonsensical format. In other words,…

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Review: Landscape II by Melanie Wilson

-Reviewed by James Webster- The thrum of deep base sound ebbs away, leaving only a ring of tinnitus. The lights retreat to a dim glimmer, the shivers stop running down my spine, and the audience audibly exhale. We’re about two thirds of the way through Melanie Wilson‘s haunting multimedia poem, and she’s holding us on…

Review: My Robot Heart by Molly Naylor

- reviewed by James Webster – Written and perform by Molly Naylor, with musical backing from folk-duo The Middle Ones, this slice of musical storytelling was tightly written, warmly performed and full of thoughtful fun. The story’s meta-narrative was cleverly constructed, presenting both an intricately interwoven fictional story of three interconnected characters, and giving us…

Saboteur Awards 2013: Performance

-in which James Webster sums up the categories he presented at the awards – Best Performer When it came down to the final day, Best Spoken Word Performer was the most closely contested of all the categories, with first place going back and forth several times and only three votes separating the winner and runner-up.…

Interview: Come Rhyme With Me

- interviewed by James Webster - With the Saboteur Awards results to be announced at the Awards Party in just two weeks, we interview Best Regular Spoken Word Night nominees Come Rhyme With Me about their event and its unique food-themed format. Let’s start with the basics: how long has Come Rhyme with Me been running and…