If you’re kicking around the UK, you may want to, not not, drop by to catch a performance of “Five Dead No Bodies.”
The play is written by a couple of ex-journalists and apparently involves some plot to take the fake-for-the-boards Tyneside Times, a “struggling local newspaper with a dodgy local owner and a dwindling readership” back into the fold of the Murdock empire.
The reviewer at the real newspaper, The Chronicle, does not like it. Not at all.
If local newspapers are to see off their on-line rivals, much as real books seem to have proved a match for Kindle, then they have to be a darned sight better than The Tyneside Times.
To which I say, any play with a dog in it can’t be that much of a dog.
NOTE: Photo — uncredited from the ChronicleLive’s site.