The Curse of the Devil's Verse

The Curse of the Devil’s Verse

“Your favourite book is the one that stops the TV stand wobbling…”

Culture-starved, alpha-male Rob can’t see the value in his girlfriend’s desire to pursue a writing career. Then one night, accidentally finding himself in the middle of his local pub’s poetry evening, Rob is bewitched by a mysterious stranger. Waking the next morning, the mother of all hangovers is the least of his worries… he is now only able to communicate in perfect rhyme. Facing his workmates’ ridicule and the breakdown of his relationship, if Rob can’t beat the ‘Curse’, he’ll just have to learn to adjust…

Sheep Soup’s silver-tongued original comedy (and very first show) was presented in a sold out co-production at The Television Workshop in Nottingham, transferring to Leeds’ Carriageworks and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2011 to great acclaim. On its return to Nottingham, ‘Curse’ enjoyed a sell-out night at the University’s New Theatre. The cast included Kieran Hardcastle (This Is England, My Mad Fat Diary), Luke Gell (Two Pints Of Lager…, Diary Of A Football Nobody) and Anjli Mohindra (The Sarah Jane Adventures, The Inbetweeners).

Critical acclaim:

“Intelligent, witty and tightly-reigned… a pithy, insightful show with a wry sense of its own defined boundaries.” *****
The Edinburgh Reporter

“A very entertaining and quick-witted show indeed… fast-moving and involving”


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