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The Little Dog Laughed - Reviews

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The Little Dog Laughed - Reviews#2
Posted: 1/21/10 at 11:58am
Saw the second preview of this and loved it. Very quick, very funny, and great cast. I've just learnt to ignore Quentin Letts reviews, I don't even know why he bothers any more, all he can do is spill bile about something everyone else has no problem with (except Michael Coveney it would seem)!
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The Little Dog Laughed - Reviews#2
Posted: 1/21/10 at 12:16pm
Quentin needs to be fired and replaced quick. His reviews are horrid, he seems like such a miserable pathetic little man
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The Little Dog Laughed - Reviews#3
Posted: 1/21/10 at 12:28pm
...and his inexplicably frequent appearances on Have I Got News for You confirm that description! Also, what are his qualifications to review theatre exactly? None of his reviews suggest he's remotely knowledgable about the subject.

Michael Coveney hasn't been much better lately, though. Here he is calling Richard Wilson and Sheridan Smith "jumped-up nobodies": http://blogs.whatsonstage.com/2010/01/19/intervals-and-autographs/
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The Little Dog Laughed - Reviews#4
Posted: 1/21/10 at 2:48pm
Quentin Letts as a Journalist is a very witty writer, he seems to be going through a male menopause moment now, he does not cut it well on telly.
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The Little Dog Laughed - Reviews#5
Posted: 1/21/10 at 4:54pm
Letts has written for a number of British newspapers since beginning his journalistic career in 1987.
His first post was with the Peterborough gossip column in the Daily Telegraph. For a time in the mid-1990s he was New York correspondent for The Times.
He is the person behind the Daily Mail's Clement Crabbe column and is also the paper's theatre critic and political sketchwriter. He lists his recreations, in Who's Who, as "gossip" and "character defenestration".
A regular victim of the latter trait is the former Speaker of the British House of Commons Michael Martin whom he nicknamed "Gorbals Mick". Many see this term as offensive, as "Mick" can also be used as a sectarian term of abuse toward Catholics of Irish descent, and Martin is not from and has never lived in the Gorbals.
His columns were described as "attempts at faintly homophobic humour" in The Guardian, which accused him of being "busy guarding what children should and shouldn't see in the theatre". He has also been accused of misogyny over an attack on Harriet Harman.
Letts presented an episode of the BBC current affairs programme Panorama broadcast on April 20, 2009. The programme dealt with the growing criticism of the influence of health and safety on various aspects of British life.
Quentin Letts has written two books, the bestselling 50 People Who Buggered Up Britain and Bog-Standard Britain, both with his UK publisher Constable & Robinson. In the latter he attacks what he sees as Britain's culture of mediocrity, where political correctness has, in his words,"crushed the individualism from our nation of once indignant eccentrics". 50 People Who Buggered Up Britain has sold around 45,000 copies and was reviewed in The Spectator as 'an angry book, beautifully written.' The Daily Mail recently published extracts of the book which provoked anger among some online contributors who thought he was advocating inequality for women. In his article 9th November 2009, he argued that 1970s feminist writer Germaine Greer may, by asserting female sexuality, have given given rise to the modern phenomenon of "ladettes" and that this encouraged men to behave badly to women, thus doing the cause of equality a disservice.
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The Little Dog Laughed - Reviews#6
Posted: 1/21/10 at 6:33pm
Drafted my review but haven't filed it yet (needs a cleanup pass). Review is positive just short of a rave. While the emotions in the show are shallow, there's a lot going on to keep the brain occupied and it's damn funny.