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In the theatrical equivalent of a Biff cartoon, Jack Klaft purges himself of the neuroses and hang-ups that constitute an educated person’s romantic relationship. Will he understand her? Will she give him enough space? Will they agree on the wallpaper? If they have a baby should they call it ‘Filofax’?

A mixture of the passionate and the comic, the raw and the ironic, More Cuddles flow shows off Klaff as a

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performer of remarkable control and a writer of considerable imagination. It might not be the most original of

subjects and its resolution reassuring ; to the point of smugness, but Klaff

invests it with such a degree of detail, insight and drive that it becomes

utterly compelling. (Mark Fisher) More Cuddles llow (Fringe) Jack Klaff, Assembly Rooms (Venue 3) 226 2428, until 3 Sept, noon, £6 (£3).

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CYT: farcical laces slower scenes might have improved the pace, which occasionally dragged. A good clean set and costumes, and superb music all add to a very stylish performance. The very talented cast proved to be a match for the physicality of mime and farce, and played their roles with conviction.

All in all, this non-university, community theatre group, all new to acting, put some professional outfits to shame. (Gabe Stewart)

Archangels Don’t Play Pinball (Fringe) CYT, Adam House Theatre (Venue 36) 650 8200, until 27 Aug, 11 .45am, £4.50 (£3.50).

It’s pointless to try summarising this play; anyone familiar with Dario Fo will know his farces go all over the place. Knowing that the lead character is called Lofty Weather, and becomes, during the course of the play, both a dog and a minister, doesn’t help. It is, of course, both didactic and funny. I The cast all seem to have been to the Dario Fo school of farcical facial gesticulations, and they handle the comic tableaux well. It some of the scene changes need tuning up, similar minor gremlins will soon iron out, although judicious pruning of some


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20 The List 19—25 August 1994