Role: Niko, a young man from Dubrovnic.
Laugh-a-minute rewards Belgrade enterprise
Comedy is the same the world over. Last night at Uncle Dundo at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, patrons were a little dubious for this was not an English production. Uncle Dundo is one of the most famous Yugoslav comedies, which differs from English plays as it has a musical background.
They need not have worried; the English cast with Patsy Byrne and Henry Manning in the leading roles gave a wonderful performance, and the comedy lost nothing in translation.
Present for the first night were the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Coventry and the Yugoslav Ambassador for this production was in way of a thank you for the co-operation used in the construction of the Belgrade.
The music is gay, the costumes colourful and the acting excellent. Comedy is international and the laughs come at the rate of one a minute.
This is one show that will certainly help the theatre in its policy of encouraging international goodwill through the Arts.
It is a hit from start to finish, impossible to fault in any detail. Others in the cast include John Ringham, Jack Rodney, Patrick O'Connell, Ian White, Richard Martin, Rhoda Lewis, Clinton Greyn, Margo Jenkins, Barbara Atkinson, Kenton Moore, Alan Howard, Malcolm Rogers and Charles Kay.
Nuneaton Evening Tribune, 21st October, 1958.
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