Friday 02 January 1998
Most people's image of a winner of the Nobel prize for literature is male, worthy and wizened. Dario Fo is only the first of these. He has been described as one of the funniest performers alive for his solo piece, Mistero Buffo. Fo is the man who put explosive comedy into political theatre with smash hits such as Accidental Death of an Anarchist, which conquered the West End of all places. The same happened with Can't Pay, Won't Pay. Klaxons, Trumpets and Raspberries is a new production from the (hideously named) Juggling Fiends, who made a splash with Graham Greene's The End of the Affair. The show first appeared here with Griff Rhys Jones in the hilarious double role of a Fiat boss who survives an assassination attempt thanks to a worker, but then mistakenly is given the worker's features during plastic surgery. You can only begin to guess the rest.
Life & Style blogs
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
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Report finds that Britain's wages are the most unequal in Europe
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
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- 4 Saudi Arabia 'seeking to head United Nations Human Rights Council'
- 5 Toddler throws a tantrum at the White House – in front of Barack Obama
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