Liz Lochhead – Making Nothing Happen


Poetry can be boring. Except when it’s read well aloud, and then it comes alive and reveals itself. Liz Lochhead is very, very good at reading poems aloud. It helps that she’s a rather good poet too.

This is an hour Lochhead’s poems and assorted excerpts from other writings, which you might expect to be dull, but isn’t. Her poems are entirely accessible, they’re about everyday situations and normal folk, and in them you’ll recognise people you know. It isn’t a comedy production, but there are some lovely funny moments alongside those that’ll make you think.

Liz Lochhead presents herself as a down-to-earth person, just like the rest of us. This hour showcases her extraordinary talent.

Reviewed by Laura

Assembly Rooms

3 – 26 Aug (not 13); 13:15

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