THU 30 JAN

SUSIE DENT

THE SECRET LIVES OF WORDS

THEATRE TOUR 2020

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TICKET PRICES
GENERAL

SHOW TIMES
DOORS

START

 

PRE SHOW DRINKS
AUDITORIUM
THEATRE LOUNGE

 

BOX OFFICE

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£21.00

 

 

7:00pm

7:30pm

 

 

7:00pm

6:30pm

 

SHOW INFORMATION

 

Lexicographer - Best Selling Author –

Queen of Dictionary Corner

Take a journey into the curious, unexpected, and downright surreal origins of the words we use every day. Susie will retell the adventures that lie hidden within such words as lasagne (involving a chamberpot and bugbear (a terrorising

monster), and explain such oddities as the silent h in ghost and the mysterious

disappearance of kempt, gormful, and ruly

(and yes, you really can be gruntled). She will look to the lexicon of the past to fill some of today’s linguistic gaps – such as the frenzied fit of tidying we all do just as guests are about to descend (that’s a scurryfunge).

 

Alongside such forgotten stories you will hear Susie’s selection of the funniest moments from her 25 years on Countdown and 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, as well as some startling results from eavesdropping on a group of waiters.

 

Each evening will include some of Susie’s favourite words from the towns and regions she visits, and she’ll be asking the audience for theirs. In fact, she’ll be welcoming any questions about word origins, usage irritations, the dreaded impact of Americanization, and the very future of our language in her very own ‘word surgery’.

REVIEWS

“Funny, fact-filled and delightful”
— Jonathan Ross

“Wonderfully clever and funny . . . a national treasury from a national treasure” — Richard Osman

“Susie Dent is a one-off. She breathes life and fun into words” — Pam Ayres

TERMS AND CONDITIONS
ONLINE BOOKING

 

As of 13/01/2018 a £1 booking fee will be included with the price of each ticket.

 

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