Cloud Nine | Critical Review by Hugh Rorrison

This literature criticism consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis & critique of Cloud Nine.
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Critical Review by Hugh Rorrison

SOURCE: A review of Cloud Nine, in Plays and Players Vol. 26, No. 308, May, 1979, p. 23.

In the following assessment of Cloud Nine during its London run, Rorrison judges the plot confused, with no clear relation between the two parts of the play.

What the Boy Saw, a Victorian colonial farce, that is the first half of Joint Stock's new collaborative play [Cloud Nine]. It starts in Africa where the local commissioner's family, complete with resident mother-in-law, is visited by Harry Bagley, explorer and bounder, and Mrs. Saunders, a widow of amazing spirit. This cast of Boy's Own Paper caricatures is then permutated in pairs to show what a variety of passions throbbed behind the Imperial façade. Clive's wife Betty (She's everything he hoped a wife would be) melts into the arms of Harry, who has already bestowed his favours...

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