A Dish of Tea with Dr Johnson

Barr, Russell

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Synopsis: Meet Samuel Johnson – poet, essayist, compiler of the first English dictionary. This evening of anecdotes and witty conversation brings to life one of the most colorful figures of the eighteenth century: Irritable, generous, depressive yet hilarious.

Review: A rare treat 4 ****”-The Guardian

One did not want the evening to end. 4 ****”-Paul Taylor, The Independent

A joyous encounter 4 ****”-Charles Spencer, Daily Telegraph

You feel you are eavesdropping on one of the great double-acts in literary history." Michael Billington,The Guardian

"An evening of pure civilised delight Johnson’s mighty spirit and vast hinterland are conjured up in swift revealing touches One did not want the evening to end." Paul Taylor, The Independent

"The great thing about this new show from Max Stafford Clark’s Out of Joint Company is that you emerge feeling that you have had a genuinely close encounter with the great man His company is a delight and an education It’s a tremendous performance in a show of continuous pleasure."
Charles Spencer, The Daily Telegraph

"Johnson so bestrides our literary and linguistic culture that even such an 80-minute trot offers delights aplenty." Ian Shuttleworth, The Financial Times

"This is far more than just a string of famous quotes. It’s Johnson’s many contradictions that fascinate this small show is driven by a large and generous heart." Jane Edwardes, Sunday Times

"Well-constructed and carefully researched The text is punctuated with Johnson’s aphorisms urbane and intelligent fare" Evening Standard

"A neatly crafted work the result is a highly amusing evening of much wit, some wisdom and plenty of bile What emerges is his magnificent embrace of the English language" Daily Express

"An entertaining voyage around the 18th-century writer" Sunday Telegraph

"It is a most invigorating brew There is such penetrating wit" Observer


“A rare treat 4 ****”-The Guardian

“One did not want the evening to end. 4 ****”-Paul Taylor, The Independent

“A joyous encounter 4 ****”-Charles Spencer, Daily Telegraph

You feel you are eavesdropping on one of the great double-acts in literary history."―Michael Billington,The Guardian

"An evening of pure civilised delight... Johnson’s mighty spirit and vast hinterland are conjured up in swift revealing touches... One did not want the evening to end."―Paul Taylor, The Independent

"The great thing about this new show from Max Stafford Clark’s Out of Joint Company is that you emerge feeling that you have had a genuinely close encounter with the great man... His company is a delight and an education... It’s a tremendous performance in a show of continuous pleasure."
―Charles Spencer, The Daily Telegraph

"Johnson so bestrides our literary and linguistic culture that even such an 80-minute trot offers delights aplenty."―Ian Shuttleworth, The Financial Times

"This is far more than just a string of famous quotes. It’s Johnson’s many contradictions that fascinate... this small show is driven by a large and generous heart."―Jane Edwardes, Sunday Times

"Well-constructed and carefully researched... The text is punctuated with Johnson’s aphorisms... urbane and intelligent fare" – Evening Standard

"A neatly crafted work... the result is a highly amusing evening of much wit, some wisdom and plenty of bile... What emerges is his magnificent embrace of the English language" – Daily Express

"An entertaining voyage around the 18th-century writer" – Sunday Telegraph

"It is a most invigorating brew... There is such penetrating wit" – Observer

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Title: A Dish of Tea with Dr Johnson
Publication Date: 2011
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