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on to theater reviews u.s.a. jim's biography
directed by frank dunlop
the young vic, london
scapino received unanimous rave reviews from every london theatre critic.
reviewer peter hepple
"i have gone on record previously in saying that jim dale is one of the most remarkably versatile talents in the whole of the entertainment profession and he certainly proves it again at the young vic. he has the natural warmth of a great pantomime comedian and makes scapino the memorable production it is."
reviewer don chapman oxford mail
"what makes the play such fun is the personal magnetism of jim dale in the title roll. outrageous sallies into the audience, mobile face, and impeccable sense of timing, this is one ex pop singer who really does know what commedia dell'arte is all about"
reviewer b.a.young plays and players
"when i saw the french production there was no jim dale then to make it all seen so accessible, so part of the here and now. in the title role, he has proved himself to be the national's most valuable new recruit."