Mr Axelford’s Angel, 1974 – ★★★★½

This is an absolutely adorable comic play in which Michael Bryant’s stuffy executive Boris Axelford gains a new and clumsy secretary called Angel Roper, played by a delightfully dotty Julia Foster.

There are some real laugh out loud moments in this play, including the revelation that Angel’s mother died ‘tripping over a bus’. There’s good value from Lally Bowers as the office manager and Bryant and Foster are a lovely mismatched pair, who enter into an unlikely romance simply because she is so sweet and he is so taken aback.

I won’t give away any more. This is a play which is a real pleasure to watch (and it has other hidden pleasures, such as a very young Donald Sumpter in a small role years before he was a corrupt policeman in ‘Our Friends in the North’), and one I highly recommend.

Vía Letterboxd – loureviews

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