Reviews: Film and Theatre
THE ITALIAN JOB - PETER COLLINSON
"Happy playing fom John Clive as an obsequiously bent garage manager."
Dilys Powell, SUNDAY TIMES
FEATURED IN CLOCKWORK ORANGE - STANLEY KUBRICK
Best Film of 1971
NEW YORK CRITICS AWARD
THE MATING GAME:
'Dominated by a side-splitting performance from John Clive... He is the funniest farceur to walk the boards of this theatre for many
a year. Poised most of the time on the edge of despairing hysteria,
his ever mounting anguish is a delight to behold his technique
'A classic piece of comedy acting - especially as it contains a
lot of serious thinking.'
"THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND" by Tom Stoppard
'Young Vic Company'
"Magical 'Birdboot' John Clive, representative of a popular daily,
is motivated entirely by a lecherous appreciation of actresses,
while vainly trying to convince those around him that his integrity
David Isaacs, COVENTRY EVENING TELEGRAPH.
'Brilliantly funny '
Tim Cook, EVENING ADVERTISOR.
'John Clive barging his way along a whole row of the audience -
nice touch that, plays the critic with quiet relish '
Don Chapman, OXFORD MAlL.
'John Clive exposes the frail nature of review writing hacks, the
actors ultimate revenge '
Jack Straight, EVENING ECHO.
UNDER MILK WOOD, Dylan Thomas
'John Clive must surely be counted the definitive Mog Edwards,
Ogmore, Beynon, Sinbad and Boyo '
PLAYBACK 625 by N.F. Simpson
Royal Court Theatre:
'A couple, played brilliantly by Eleanor Bron and John Clive '
'A polished piece of elegantly contrived nonsense the joke
comes off, the acting matches up to it excellently '
Rosemary Say, THE FINANCIAL TIMES
WIZARD OF OZ
'John Clive as The Scarecrow is novel, and oddly memorable '
THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
'John Clive is particularly good '
'John Clive is excellent '
THE EVENING NEWS
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