Comedy

All Greek

All Greek

“Do you know,” smiled Zeus, as he peered down through the haar that draped itself over Berwick-upon-Tweed in the manner of a fond drunk, “the more I see of that wine-dark town the more I like it.” “Heh,” snickered Hera. “Heh-heh-heh.” “In truth, it appears to be taking over from where Greece – O! Mine perfidious child! […]

More Equal Than Others…

More Equal Than Others…

Oh, dear. The Maltings Theatre – former favourite squeeze of Berwick and credited with resurrecting the cultural life of the town – has fallen foul of its own success. There are grumblings afoot; malcontents whisper, and slow-burning accusations over shady division of Arts Council funding poison the air with a background radiation of resentment. Even so-called Friends of the […]

From Little Acorns…

From Little Acorns…

If a tree falls in the forest and no-one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? Or, put it another way: If a production plays to a theatre and no-one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? Oh, Berwick. Berwick, Berwick, Berwick – town of NOT BAd’s heart, cobbles […]

Dee is for… Dilemma

Dee is for… Dilemma

NOT Bad finds itself in a dilemma.  Admittedly, we’re not talking a Sophie’s Choice type of dilemma; nobody’s facing a gas chamber or anything, but still. Tricky.  It  involves talking about someone behind his back; someone who up until now we have loved unconditionally and without equivocation. Yes – comedian/writer/actor, Jack Dee. We gave our unstinting heart […]

Broadcasting Live to the Nation…

Broadcasting Live to the Nation…

Ah, the telephone.  While single-handedly responsible for shrinking the world to the size of a SIM card, it can often be a crude tool for conveying information when truth so often lies in the things that aren’t said.  Had Telly Savalas simply made it up when he sang about pictures painting a thousand words?  No.  He may […]