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Photographer: Alastair Muir
2013
PARK THEATRE, FINSBURY
Thark
By Ben Travers Adapted by Clive Francis
Directed by Eleanor Rhode
Role: Sir Hector Benbow
Cast included: James Dutton, Lucy May Barker, Richard Beanland, John Wark, Joanna Wake
REVIEW
Francis, who as well as adapting the play gives a deliciously ripe performance as the whisky and port marinated Sir Hector.
Charles Spencer, The Daily Telegraph
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2014
SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE
84 Charing Cross Road
Adapted by James Roose-Evans
Role: Frank Doel
Cast included: Janie Dee, Lysette Anthony, Alice Haig, Samuel Townsend.
REVIEW
Clive Francis – augmented by a small ‘Family’ of fellow workers, all lovingly realised - is courteous reticence and fastidious diligence personified.
Dominic Cavendish, The Daily Telegraph
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Photographer: Helen Maybanks
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Photographer: Alastair Muir
2014
PARK THEATRE, FINSBURY
The Gathered Leaves
By Andrew Keatley
Directed by Anthony Eden
Role: William Pennington
Cast included: Jane Asher, Alex Hanson, Tom Hanson, Nick Sampson
REVIEWS
Clive Francis is fantastic as this haunted, reproving figure, whose lucid days are numbered ...
Dominic Cavendish, The Daily Telegraph

Francis is unpredictably loveable as well as breathtakingly crushing.
Kate Bassett, The Times
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Photographer: Johan Peterson
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Caricature by Clive Francis.
2016
from 22 March
NATIONAL THEATRE
Les Blancs
By Lorraine Hansberry
Directed by Yaël Farber
Role: George Rice
Cast includes: Elliot Cowan, James Fleet, Anna Madeley, Siân Phillips, Danny Sapani, Gary Beadle
REVIEWS
Francis plays Rice with chilling, unrelenting callousness. Yet it is testament to Hansberry’s skill and Francis’s performance that he is still recognisably and believably human.
Tim Bano, The Stage

Clive Francis is wonderfully dyspeptic as the British major who came here to make this country into something; it's not an outpost of empire, but his home…then he shoots someone.
Michael Coveney, What’s on Stage

Major Rice is played with snarling precision by Clive Francis.
Henry Hitchins, Evening Standard

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