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Angels Are So Few

Tom Bell plays a charismatic stranger who arrives at the door of a bored housewife trapped in a dreary marriage claiming to be an angel – or is he just a vagrant? Other encounters cause a postman to crash his van and the husband of an elderly couple to have a heart attack. Not a favourite of his plays, but it became a touchstone for Potter’s later work – the theme was reworked, in slightly ‘rawer’ terms, as Schmoedipus, the infamous Brimstone and Treacle, and the play itself revisited in Only Make Believe.

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Biblical symbolism in Schreiber kitchens - it has to be Potter For what we are about to receive... Postie shortly before divine comeuppance?
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