No Turn Unstoned

No Turn Unstoned is a collection of "the worst theatrical reviews in history" compiled by the actress Diana Rigg. The first edition, published by Elm Tree Books in 1982, followed by a paperback edition in 1991.[1]

No Turn Unstoned: The Worst Ever Theatrical Reviews
AuthorDiana Rigg
PublisherElm Tree Books
Publication date
Pages192 pp (first edition)
792.9/5 19
LC ClassPN1707 .N59 1982
No Turn Unstoned: The Worst Ever Theatrical Reviews
AuthorDiana Rigg
CountryUnited Kingdom
PublisherArrow Books
Publication date
Pages291 pp

Rigg wrote to her many friends and acquaintances in the theatre and film industries and asked them to share their worst-ever reviews. She also researched theatre criticism and surviving comments from as far back as Ancient Greece.[2] During the early 1990s, Rigg toured university campuses, reading excerpts from the book. All of the proceeds from the speaking tour, and the book itself, were donated to a theatrical charity.[3]

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  1. ^ Benjamin Ivry (11 September 2020). "The many Jewish lives of Diana Rigg". Forward.
  2. ^ Holly Williams (15 August 2014). "Dame Diana Rigg, No Turn Unstoned, Assembly Checkpoint, Edinburgh, review: 'Richly entertaining'". The Independent. Archived from the original on 21 June 2022.
  3. ^ Gabrielle Pickard Whitehead (12 August 2014). "Dame Diana Rigg's No Turn Unstoned comes to the Duchess Theatre". Shows in London.

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