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Dreadful Nonsense

"I've read your blog. it's really funny. you should write a column." - Jon Ronson

I went to see a peice of community theatre last week, which I had trouble reviewing, because I thought it was a little bit... well... rubbish, really. But I bit my tongue and picked out all the nice things I could think of to say, and said them. Because, and I don't know if you know this, I'm quite a nice person really.

So, I'm quite surprised today that there is a letter of complaint in the paper about my review, defending, among other things, the strong language used in a play I presumed - from the press release, from the advertising, from the show content, from the audience - was aimed at children. And, for the record, I think I said that there was "occasionally" strong language, not "improperly" as I'm sure RA Jamieson Archibald Place, Edinburgh is perfectly aware. I'd link to the original review, but you have to be a member and I can't remember my password.

Oh well. My editor seems pleased. Apparently it's a sign that someone's paying attention. At least they didn't attack my "Victorian moral values".


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