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2008-09-12 18:00:21

1. Deep Cut Private Cheryl James from Llangollen was one of four young soldiers who died from gunshot wounds at Deep cut Barracks. This play, which won awards at Edinburgh's Festival Fringe, is a bold and compelling account of her family's harrowing journey. where? Sherman Theatre, Cardiff when? From Tuesday tickets? From pounds 10. Call 029 2064 6900 2. Fiddler on the Roof Packed with some best-loved songs, the musical became one of the longest running productions on Broadway, winning...

2008-08-20 00:00:00

A quartet of plays from the 1960s starts tonight at the New Theatre, Last year, the Creative Cow company had a big success with Peter Shaffer's one-act plays, The Private Ear and The Public Eye, and this spring with Harold Pinter's comedy The Lover. These three classics will be performed in repertory with a new production of the comedy The Knack, by local writer Ann Jellicoe, which was a big hit at London's Royal Court Theatre in 1962 and later an award-winning film with Michael Crawford...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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