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SUSIE DENT presents
The Secret Lives of Words

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 chamber pot) 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).
Susie Dent
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’.
“Funny, fact-filled and delightful”
Jonathon 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

TOUR DATES

06 NOV 2021
19:30
CHESTER STORYHOUSE
22 JAN 2022
19:30
EDINBURGH QUEEN’S HALL
29 JAN 2022
19:30
CANTERBURY GULBENKIAN THEATRE
18 FEB 2022
19:30
YEOVIL OCTAGON THEATRE
25 FEB 2022
19:30
CREWE LYCEUM THEATRE
11 MAR 2022
19:30
BRACKNELL SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE
25 MAR 2022
19:30
SOUTHEND PALACE THEATRE
01 APR 2022
19:30
DONCASTER CAST
15 APR 2022
19:30
LONDON BLOOMSBURY THEATRE
24 APR 2022
19:30
YARM PRINCESS ALEXANDRA AUDITORIUM
30 APR 2022
19:30
WORTHING CONNAUGHT THEATRE
06 MAY 2022
19:30
LINCOLN NEW THEATRE ROYAL
15 MAY 2022
19:30
POOLE LIGHTHOUSE
04 JUN 2022
19:30
LYTHAM LOWTHER PAVILION
08 JUL 2022
19:30
SALE WATERSIDE THEATRE
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